A native of Bucharest, Romania, Irina Begu was introduced to tennis at the age of 3 by her aunt. She began her professional career in 2005, but it was not until 2011 that Irina broke into the Top 50 of the WTA Tour. 2012 was a big year for Irina, who began the season by defeating the 8th seed at the US Open. In September of that year, Irina won her first WTA title at Tashkent. Begu achieved her best singles Grand Slam result at the 2015 Australian Open, advancing to the fourth round. Later that year at the French Open, Irina reached the third round for the first time. She subsequently advanced to the third round at Wimbledon. Irina reached her highest WTA singles ranking of no. 26 on 28 September 2015. She currently holds an ATP ranking of 34. In her spare time, Irina loves to travel. She loves Melbourne and Paris, but her favorite city in the world is New York.

Residence: Bucharest, Romania
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1990
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Height: 5' 11" (1.81 m)
Weight: 148 lbs. (67 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro