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SORANA CIRSTEA

Nationality:
Romania
Height:
176cm
Weight:
59kg
Age:
29
Handedness:
right
Points:
795
RANKING
#74
Pro year: 2006
Best singles rank: #21 (08.2013)
Best doubles rank: #35 (03.2009)
Victory/Loss 2020
SurfaceVLTot
Hardcourt outdoor 3 2 5
Total: 3 2 5

LATEST RESULTS
C.Gauff
46 63 75 22 Jan
B.Strycova
62 76 20 Jan
K.Pliskova
13 Jan
I.Begu
62 76 12 Jan
G.Da
61 60 11 Jan
X.Wang
63 16 16 5 Jan
N.Gibbs
63 36 20 Dec
S.Sorribes
36 36 19 Dec
T.Maria
75 67 26 16 Dec
J.Goerges
64 46 46 17 Oct

Player history

Sorana Cirstea turned pro at 2006 Stockholm (l. Kanepi in 1r). Next year she reached her first WTA finalI in Budapest. As a qualifier in the Tier III event, she became the first Romanian player to reach a Tour final since Ruxandra Dragomir in June 2000 (l. to Dulko). Then she won her first WTA title in Tashkent beating Lisicki and finished the season at No. 36.

In 2009 she advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, at Roland Garros (l. to Stosur). After three top 100 season without playing a final, in 2012 Cirstea made her Top 30 debut as she reached four semifinals in Pattaya City (l. to Kirilenko), Barcelona (l. to Cibulkova), Stanford (l. to S.Williams) and Guangzhou (l. to Robson). She was R‐Up at 2013 Toronto (l. S.Williams), her maiden Premier 5 final, and clinched a career‐high ranking of No.21 (reached August 21, 2013). Next year, her seventh Top 100 season, she played three quarterfinals in Pattaya City (l. to Ka.Pliskova 16 76(3) 60; held 2mp at 61 54), Dubai and Tianjin. She struggled with a right shoulder injury in 2014 and 2015, when she finished at No.244.

Cirstea finished 2016 season at No.81 as she completed a semifinal run in Rio de Janeiro (l. Rogers) and made quarterfinals at Premier Mandatory Madrid (as wildcard, l. eventual R‐Up Cibulkova) and Mallorca (as qualifier, l. Jankovic).

At 2017 Australian Open, she achieved second‐best Slam result by reaching R16 (upset No.10 seed Suárez Navarro in 2r, l. Muguruza). Clay season highlighted by semifinal run in Nürnberg (l. Krejcikova) and quartefinal efforts at Istanbul (l. eventual champion Svitolina) and Madrid (l. Mladenovic). She finished the season at No.37, her highest year-end ranking since 2013.

 

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