Impressive doubles major debut for Irina Maria Bara

The World No. 1 Simona Halep ended her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title in style, but she was not the only Romanian tennis player who shined in Paris this year.

Irina Maria Bara made her Roland Garros debut this year and it was an amazing experience for her. In singles, Bara lost to American Caroline Dolehide in the final round of qualifying. Despite the loss she achieved her best result ever at a Grand Slam.

Irina Maria Bara – Roland Garros 2018

In doubles, the unseeded Romanian pair of Irina Maria Bara and Mihaela Buzarnescu made her major main draw debut, and powered to quarterfinal.

The Romanian tandem has beaten three consecutive TOP 100 doubles teams this fortnight, adding Vania King and Jennifer Brady to the scalps of Xenia Knoll and Anna Smith, and No.4 seeds Latisha Chan and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Irina Maria Bara, Mihaela Buzarnescu – Roland Garros 2018

In the quarterfinals, Bara and Buzarnescu have been close to upset the No.8 seeds Hao-Ching Chan and Zhaoxuan Yang, but Asian duo booked their spot into the semifinals with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 victory.

With 430 points she has secured her spot into TOP100 WTA Doubles Ranking. Irina-Maria has reached 71st position, her new career best.

“I want to say it was one of the best weeks of my life, playing great tennis and being around the best players in the world. It’s always a good motivation to see them and to train with them, it makes you believe that you can do it also and you are not far. It’s disappointing to lose in the quarterfinals being so close, but me and my partner are very happy with the result and we hope in the future we will have the chance to do it again.” Bara said after the tournament.

For young Romanian it is definitely a tournament to remember. Incredible major main draw debut. On behalf of our company we congratulate her on this amazing result! Bravo Irina Maria!

Welcome Irina Maria!

Tennis Stars Management is proud to welcome in its family a brand new member. We would like to introduce you Irina Maria Bara, 22 year-old from Romania. Currently at her best of her constant climb to the top, she is No. 167 in WTA singles ranking and very close to TOP 100 in WTA doubles ranking.

Irina-Maria Bara

Since when she started playing when she was 4 year-old, she has conquered a lot of titles and success. She has also been awarded by Tennis Europe as “Player of the Year” in 2010 and in last few months, for five times, she beat a current or recent WTA TOP 100 player.

We want to wish her all the best in this new underway season, a lot of luck and victories, and a successful relationship with Tennis Stars Management.

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