13 Jul 2012

Begu set to defend her Bucharest titles

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$100,000 Bucharest - Irina Begu in action

The ITF Pro Circuit makes a return to Bucharest next week for a $100,000+H tournament at the BNR Arena. This is the fourth edition of the tournament, and 2012 sees the prize money at $100,000+H for the second year running.

Irina-Camelia Begu, a home favourite, is scheduled to play in Bucharest and will be looking to add to her trophy collection with a fourth consecutive win. The 21-year old from Romania has scored a hat-trick of doubles wins since 2009 and last year went one better by adding the singles title to her haul, beating Spain's Laura Pous-Tio 63 75 in the final.

There will be stiff competition from France's Alizé Cornet, currently ranked 55 in the world, who won her first WTA title in Bad Gastein in Austria in June this year and goes in to next week's tournament as the highest-ranked player.

Fans can follow scores on the ITF Pro Circuit tournament homepage, as well as the tournament website.

Updates will also be available on social media sites, Twitter and Facebook


Previous Winners in Bucharest

2011 - $100,00+H

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) 63 75

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) & Elena Bogdan (ROU) d. Maria-Elena Camerin (ITA) & Ipek Senoglu (TUR) 67(1) 76(4) [16-14]


2010 - $75,000

Jelena Dokic (AUS) d. Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) 61 76(3)

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) & Elena Bogdan (ROU) d. Maria Irigoyen (ARG) & Florencia Molinero (ARG) 61 61


2009 - $100,000

Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 63

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) & Simona Halep (ROU) d. Julia Georges (GER) & Sandra Klemenschits (AUT) 26 60 [12-10]