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Irina Bara
Irina Bara
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Irina Bara at the French Open in 2018
Full nameIrina Maria Bara
Country (sports) Romania
Born (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 26)
?tei, Romania
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 825,359
Singles
Career record306-201 (60.4%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 112 (28 June 2021)
Current rankingNo. 118 (22 August 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2018)
French Open3R (2020)
WimbledonQ2 (2018, 2019)
US OpenQ2 (2017)
Doubles
Career record256-141 (64.5%)
Career titles1 WTA Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 56 (13 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 157 (14 June 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2019)
French OpenQF (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019)
US Open1R (2018)
Last updated on: 16 June 2021.

Irina Maria Bara (born 18 March 1995) is a professional tennis player from Romania.[1]

She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 114, achieved on 14 June 2021. On 13 May 2019, she peaked at No. 56 in the WTA doubles rankings. Bara has won one doubles title on the WTA Challenger Tour and nine singles titles and 29 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, most of them on clay. In singles, she reached three finals at $60k events and also one $80k final, but lost all of them, having $25k as her highest category that she won. In doubles, she won a couple of $60k and $80k tournaments, but also won one $100k event, the 2016 Soho Square Tournament in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

Bara is better known for her performances in doubles, in which she also was inside the top 100. Her most significant result so far is her quarterfinal-entry at the 2018 French Open, partnering with Mihaela Buz?rnescu.[2] In 2019, she reached quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, again with Buz?rnescu.[3] In singles, her best result so far is third round of the 2020 French Open, at her Grand Slam singles debut; there she also marked her first Grand Slam singles win. The highest round she reached in singles is quarterfinals, at the 2019 Baltic Open,[4] while in doubles, she reached a couple of semifinals, but never reaching a final. She made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2015 Bucharest Open in the doubles event, partnering Buz?rnescu, while her first match in a singles event was two years later, on the same tournament, when she, as a wildcard player, lost in the first round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[1]

Career review

2017-19: WTA Tour debut, first quarterfinal and, top 200

Bara at the 2019 French Open

Bara made her WTA Tour debut in singles at the 2017 Bucharest Open, when she lost as a wildcard player in the first round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[5]

Her next WTA tournament was also there, in 2018; she realized her first WTA Tour singles match-win, defeating Viktoriya Tomova in the first round, and then lost to Polona Hercog.[6][7] At the 2018 Moscow River Cup, she defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova before she was eliminated by Anastasija Sevastova in the second round.[8]

In 2019, at the Baltic Open in J?rmala, she reached her first and so far only quarterfinal, where she beat two Russian players, Margarita Gasparyan and Valentina Ivakhnenko, in the first two rounds, before losing to Sevastova.[9] Her other WTA Tour performances that year were unsuccessful, losing in the first round in Acapulco to Beatriz Haddad Maia, in Bogotá to Sara Errani, in ?stanbul to fellow Romanian Sorana Cîrstea, in Rabat to Hercog, and finally in Bucharest to Jaimee Fourlis.

On 17 July 2017, Bara entered top 200 for the first time, getting to No. 199. On 2 July 2018, she entered the top 150, reaching No. 150. On 13 August 2018, she rose to No. 139, her highest singles ranking until 2020.[10] Until 2020, Bara was unsuccessful in her attempt to reach a main-draw at any Grand Slam tournament. She failed in qualifying at all four events, in both 2018 and 2019, as well as at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2017.

2020: Grand Slam debut

In March, Bara entered the main draw of the Lyon Open, passing through qualifying. In the main draw, she beat Tímea Babos, and then lost to Daria Kasatkina in the second round.[11][12] In late September, Bara played the qualifying for the French Open, where she for the first time qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.[4] Not the only significant thing there, but she also marked her first win, defeating 26th seed Donna Veki? in straight sets. She passed second round, after the retirement of Alison Van Uytvanck. In the third round against No. 3 seed Sofia Kenin, she could win only two games.[13] Two weeks later, Bara reached a new career-high singles ranking, as world No. 115.[10]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.[14]

Singles

Current after the 2021 US Open.

Doubles

Current after the 2021 Australian Open.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
French Open QF 1R 1R A 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Wimbledon 1R 1R NH A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
US Open 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 3-3 2-3 0-2 0-0 0 / 8 5-8 38%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A 2R A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Madrid Open A QF NH A 0 / 1 2-1 67%

WTA 125K series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2021 Karlsruhe Open, Germany Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze Poland Katarzyna Piter
Egypt Mayar Sherif
6-3, 2-6, [10-7]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 21 (9 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (9-12)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2013 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Laura Ioana Andrei 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-0 Dec 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Japan Hikari Yamamoto 6-4, 6-1
Loss 2-1 Jul 2014 ITF Gala?i, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Patricia Maria ?ig 6-7(3), 6-3, 2-6
Win 3-1 Nov 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Turkey Melis Sezer 6-3, 6-2
Loss 3-2 Nov 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Slovakia Kristína Schmiedlová 3-6, 2-6
Win 4-2 Apr 2015 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Italy Stefania Rubini 6-1, 7-5
Win 5-2 May 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-0
Loss 5-3 Jun 2015 ITF Gala?i, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 5-4 Sep 2015 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 6-7(2), 4-6
Loss 5-5 Mar 2016 ITF Tarragona, Spain 10,000 Clay France Joséphine Boualem 6-7(4), 7-6(1), 2-6
Loss 5-6 Mar 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 1-6, 6-4, 6-7(2)
Win 6-6 Apr 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 10,000 Clay Slovenia Tamara Zidan?ek 6-3, 6-3
Win 7-6 Sep 2016 ITF Hódmez?vásárhely, Hungary 25,000 Clay Serbia Dejana Radanovi? 7-5, 6-4
Loss 7-7 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-3, 5-7, 4-6
Win 8-7 May 2017 ITF Båstad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-2
Win 9-7 Nov 2017 ITF Valencia, Spain 25,000 Clay Serbia Olga Danilovi? 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
Loss 9-8 Apr 2018 ITF Indian Harbor Beach, United States 60,000 Clay United States Caroline Dolehide 4-6, 5-7
Loss 9-9 Jun 2018 ITF Hódmez?vásárhely, Hungary 60,000 Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño 6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Loss 9-10 Oct 2019 ITF Székesfehérvár, Hungary 60,000 Clay (i) Romania Nicoleta Dasc?lu 5-7, 2-6
Loss 9-11 Sep 2020 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 80,000 Clay Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo 3-6, 4-6
Loss 9-12 May 2021 ITF Bonita Springs, U.S. 100,000 Clay United States Katie Volynets 7-6(4), 6-7(2), 1-6

Doubles: 46 (29 titles, 17 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2-2)
Clay (27-15)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Dec 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Romania Ioana Loredana Ro?ca Belgium Justine De Sutter
United States Katerina Stewart
5-7, 4-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Romania Diana Buzean Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
Portugal Bárbara Luz
7-5, 6-1
Loss 1-2 Apr 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Romania Diana Buzean Argentina Andrea Benítez
Brazil Carla Forte
2-6, 4-6
Win 2-2 Jul 2013 ITF Ia?i, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean Bosnia and Herzegovina Anita Husari?
Ukraine Kateryna Sliusar
6-2, 6-1
Win 3-2 Aug 2013 ITF Arad, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean Romania Cristina Adamescu
Romania Ana Bianca Mih?il?
6-4, 6-3
Win 4-2 Aug 2013 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Ioana Loredana Ro?ca Romania Raluca Elena Platon
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
6-4, 6-4
Win 5-2 Oct 2013 ITF Ruse, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Romania Camelia Hristea
6-1, 6-2
Win 6-2 Dec 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin Romania Gabriela Talab?
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
6-3, 6-1
Loss 6-3 Jan 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean Belarus Sviatlana Pirazhenka
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
5-7, 6-1, [7-10]
Loss 6-4 May 2014 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Romania Raluca Elena Platon Czech Republic Pernilla Mendesova
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
w/o
Loss 6-5 Jul 2014 ITF Pali?, Serbia 10,000 Clay Romania Camelia Hristea North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Ukraine Elizaveta Ianchuk
4-6, 1-6
Win 7-5 Aug 2014 ITF Arad, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Romania Camelia Hristea
4-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Win 8-5 Aug 2014 ITF Mamaia, Romania 25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Romania Georgia Cr?ciun
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
6-4, 6-1
Win 9-5 Sep 2014 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
7-5, 7-6
Win 10-5 Nov 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Turkey Melis Sezer Germany Lisa Ponomar
Russia Shakhlo Saidova
w/o
Loss 10-6 Nov 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Turkey Melis Sezer Italy Valeria Prosperi
Uzbekistan Arina Folts
6-3, 6-7(4), [5-10]
Win 11-6 Dec 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean North Macedonia Magdalena Stoilkovska
Netherlands Elke Tiel
6-2, 6-4
Loss 11-7 Feb 2015 ITF Palma Nova, Spain 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta United Kingdom Amanda Carreras
Italy Alice Savoretti
4-6, 1-6
Win 12-7 Feb 2015 ITF Palma Nova, Spain 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta Romania Ana Bianca Mih?il?
Czech Republic Gabriela Pantková
6-1, 6-1
Win 13-7 Feb 2015 ITF Palma Nova, Spain 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta Germany Kim Grajdek
Lithuania Akvil? Para?inskait?
6-2, 6-4
Loss 13-8 Mar 2015 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Hungary Lilla Barzó Italy Claudia Giovine
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
6-7(4), 3-6
Win 14-8 Apr 2015 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Romania Oana Georgeta Simion France Margot Yerolymos
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
7-5, 6-4
Win 15-8 Apr 2015 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu Italy Corinna Dentoni
Italy Claudia Giovine
6-3, 2-6, [10-4]
Loss 15-9 May 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Croatia Tea Faber Italy Francesca Palmigiano
France Carla Touly
4-6, 0-6
Loss 15-10 Jun 2015 ITF Gala?i, Romania 25,000 Clay Romania Diana Buzean Romania Cristina Dinu
North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
4-6, 2-6
Win 16-10 Sep 2015 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova Argentina Julieta Lara Estable
Argentina Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
7-5, 4-6, [10-4]
Win 17-10 Mar 2016 ITF Tarragona, Spain 10,000 Clay Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova Spain Georgina García Pérez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
7-5, 3-6, [10-8]
Win 18-10 Apr 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 10,000 Clay France Alice Bacquie Algeria Inès Ibbou
France Kelia Le Bihan
6-1, 6-0
Loss 18-11 May 2016 ITF Båstad, Sweden 10,000 Clay Norway Melanie Stokke Denmark Emilie Francati
Sweden Cornelia Lister
2-6, 4-6
Loss 18-12 Jun 2016 ITF Hódmez?vásárhely, Hungary 25,000 Clay North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska Brazil Laura Pigossi
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
3-6, 0-6
Loss 18-13 Jun 2016 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay Belgium Elyne Boeykens Slovenia Tadeja Majeri?
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
5-7, 6-1, [8-10]
Win 19-13 Jul 2016 ITF Toru?, Poland 25,000 Clay Russia Valeria Savinykh Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Russia Valentina Ivakhnenko
6-3, 4-6, [10-7]
Win 20-13 Aug 2016 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Germany Nicola Geuer
Germany Anna Zaja
7-5, 4-6, [10-4]
Loss 20-14 Sep 2016 ITF Mamaia, Romania 25,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu Slovakia Vivien Juhászová
Czech Republic Kate?ina Kramperová
6-7(3), 6-2, [7-10]
Loss 20-15 Sep 2016 ITF Hódmez?vásárhely, Hungary 25,000 Clay Romania Elena Bogdan Switzerland Conny Perrin
Slovakia Chantal ?kamlová
4-6, 2-6
Win 21-15 Oct 2016 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 100,000 Hard Ukraine Alena Fomina Argentina Guadalupe Pérez Rojas
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6-2, 6-1
Loss 21-16 Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard India Prarthana Thombare Japan Junri Namigata
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6-7(5), 6-4, [9-11]
Win 22-16 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Croatia Tereza Mrde?a France Sara Cakarevic
Romania Nicoleta Dasc?lu
6-4, 6-2
Win 23-16 May 2017 ITF Dunakeszi, Hungary 25,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu Romania Daiana Negreanu
Romania Oana Georgeta Simion
1-6, 6-1, [10-3]
Win 24-16 Sep 2017 ITF Dunakeszi, Hungary 60,000 Clay Slovakia Chantal ?kamlová Romania Alexandra Cadan?u
Czech Republic Tereza Smitková
7-6(7), 6-4
Win 25-16 Sep 2017 ITF Biarritz, France 80,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu Spain Cristina Buc?a
Australia Isabelle Wallace
6-3, 6-1
Loss 25-17 Sep 2017 ITF Saint Malo, France 60,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu Latvia Di?na Marcink?vi?a
Chile Daniela Seguel
3-6, 3-6
Win 26-17 Apr 2018 ITF Indian Harbor Beach, U.S. 60,000 Clay Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa United States Jessica Pegula
United States Maria Sanchez
6-4, 6-2
Win 27-17 Sep 2018 ITF Biarritz, France 80,000 Clay Russia Valentina Ivakhnenko Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Belgium Helène Scholsen
6-4, 6-1
Win 28-17 Sep 2019 ITF Valencia, Spain 60,000 Clay Spain Rebeka Masarova Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
Australia Seone Mendez
6-4, 7-6(2)
Win 29-17 Oct 2019 ITF Székesfehérvár, Hungary 60,000 Clay (i) Belgium Maryna Zanevska Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Romania Elena Bogdan
3-6, 6-2, [10-8]

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