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SORANA CIRSTEA

Nationality:
Romania
Height:
176cm
Weight:
59kg
Age:
29
Handedness:
right
Points:
822
RANKING
#73
Year 2019
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 3 2 5
Hardcourt outdoor 8 9 17
Red clay 7 8 15
Grass 0 1 1
Unknown 0 1 1
Total: 18 21 39
Year 2018
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt outdoor 11 13 24
Hardcourt indoor 0 3 3
Red clay 5 6 11
Grass 1 3 4
Unknown 1 0 1
Total: 18 25 43
Year 2017
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 2 5 7
Hardcourt outdoor 15 10 25
Red clay 9 6 15
Grass 4 3 7
Unknown 1 1 2
Total: 31 25 56
Year 2016
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 2 4 6
Hardcourt outdoor 6 6 12
Red clay 32 10 42
Grass 5 3 8
Total: 45 23 68
Year 2015
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 0 2 2
Hardcourt outdoor 2 4 6
Unknown 1 1 2
Red clay 7 9 16
Grass 1 1 2
Total: 11 17 28
Year 2014
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt outdoor 11 17 28
Grass 0 1 1
Red clay 2 3 5
Red clay indoor 0 1 1
Green clay 0 1 1
Total: 13 23 36
Year 2013
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt outdoor 23 16 39
Hardcourt indoor 0 1 1
Grass 3 3 6
Red clay 4 5 9
Green clay 1 1 2
Total: 31 26 57
Year 2012
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt outdoor 21 17 38
Hardcourt indoor 1 2 3
Grass 2 4 6
Red clay 6 5 11
Total: 30 28 58
Year 2011
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 4 2 6
Hardcourt outdoor 8 9 17
Red clay 5 4 9
Grass 2 3 5
Total: 19 18 37
Year 2010
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 2 5 7
Hardcourt outdoor 5 9 14
Red clay 7 7 14
Grass 1 2 3
Synthetic indoor 0 1 1
Total: 15 24 39
Year 2009
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 0 1 1
Hardcourt outdoor 7 12 19
Red clay 7 6 13
Grass 3 2 5
Synthetic indoor 0 1 1
Total: 17 22 39
Year 2008
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt indoor 3 3 6
Hardcourt outdoor 7 4 11
Grass 4 3 7
Red clay 4 4 8
Green clay 2 1 3
Unknown 1 1 2
Total: 21 16 37
Year 2007
SurfaceWonLooseTotal
Hardcourt outdoor 0 2 2
Hardcourt indoor 7 3 10
Red clay 1 2 3
Grass 1 1 2
Total: 9 8 17

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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