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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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The Chase is on for No. 1 in women's tennis

...Patty Schnyder, making her first Championships appearance. In other opening matches, it's Sanchez-Vicario vs. Irina Spirlea, Seles vs. Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce vs. Amanda Coetzer, Martinez vs. Dominique van Roost and Tauziat vs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/16/oth_244864.shtml
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Seles cruises in second-round match

...money. Other women joining Seles and the eighth-seeded Graf in the third round were No. 3 Jana Novotna, No. 9 Irina Spirlea, No. 11 Patty Schnyder, No. 14 Dominique Van Roost and Serena Williams, who did not seem bothered by a heavily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/03/oth_237957.shtml
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Overtime: Scurlock in third after first-round 68

...of the Eastbourne (England) grass-court tournament. Novotna won her quarterfinal 6-4, 7-5 over fifth seed Irina Spirlea of Romania. She then beat Natasha Zvereva of Belarus in the semifinals 6-2, 6-1. Sanchez Vicario beat Serena...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/20/oth_231374.shtml
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