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Williams beats Testud in second round

...of the Acura Classic women's tennis tournament. Also on Thursday, Elena Tartarkova of Ukraine beat sixth-seed Irina Spirlea of Romania 6-2, 6-2. Tartarkova got into the draw as a replacement for Mary Pierce, who withdrew Monday because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/14/oth_236031.shtml
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Rain plagues pre-Wimbledon events

...semis, organizers decided to delay the final until today. Sanchez Vicario, seeded No. 4, first beat sixth-seeded Irina Spirlea of Romania 6-4, 6-4, then defeated big-serving Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 7-5, 6-1 in a total of only 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/22/oth_210254.shtml
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Martinez wins opening round in German Open

...event. The top seeds, led by No. 1 Martina Hingis, are scheduled to begin play Tuesday and Wednesday. Romania's Irina Spirlea, the 13th seed, withdrew with stomach pains while trailing Zimbabwe's Carla Black 4-6, 0-1. Barbara Schett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/11/oth_261173.shtml
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Overtime: Agassi reaches Eurocard Open semifinals

...because of a strained right hip and herniated disk. Sampras is seeded third. Top-seeded Mary Pierce rallied to beat Irina Spirlea and turn the $520,000 Generali Ladies tournament into an all-French affair. Joining Pierce in the semis are Sandrine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/30/oth_275834.shtml
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Hingis defeats Coetzer in straight sets

...on Wednesday, defeated Pierce 6-3, 6-2 in 47 minutes. Iva Majoli of Croatia, the French Open champion, beat Irina Spirlea of Romania 6-3, 7-5, and Lindsay Davenport defeated Mary Joe Fernandez 6-3, 6-2. Davenport also remained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/05/oth_218608.shtml
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Williams advances to semifinals

...Anna Kournikova, still looking for her first tour title, moved into the semis with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Irina Spirlea of Romania. The Russian, fourth-seeded, meets second-seeded Nathalie Tauziat, who beat Anne-Gaelle Sidot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/12/oth_282546.shtml
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Serena Williams powers into quarters

...French player to gain a quarterfinal spot when she beat compatriot and qualifier Laurence Andretto 7-5, 7-6 (1). Israel's Anna Smashnova downed Croatia's Silvija Talaja 6-4, 6-4 and will next play Romania's Irina Spirlea.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/10/oth_282197.shtml
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Fernandez knocks out a wild Serena Williams

...for her is Sanchez-Vicario, the defending and three-time champion who advanced with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Irina Spirlea. "We're going to have a lot longer rallies," Fernandez said. "I'm going to have to work a lot harder for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/29/oth_262534.shtml
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Overtime: Neal's wins in derby keeps tradition alive

...Frenchman Jerome Golmard 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. -- Top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain and fifth seed Irina Spirlea of Romania advanced to the finals of the Egypt Classic in Cairo with victories Saturday. Sanchez-Vicario, No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/25/oth_259905.shtml
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Tennis roundup: Rafter loses at Hardcourt tournament

...Michael Tebbutt 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). In the Australian women's hardcourt, Mary Pierce defeated Irina Spirlea 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the final. She will face Patty Schnyder in Saturday's championship match. Schnyder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/09/oth_249711.shtml
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