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Pliskova saves two match points to reach Pattaya semi

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first WTA semifinal in almost a year after she came back from two match points down to beat third-seeded Sorana Cirstea 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 in the Pattaya Open on Friday. Pliskova came up with good serves when she needed them at 4-5, 15-40 in the second set to hold that game, and went on to dominate the tiebreak and third set thanks...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ana Ivanovic Is Flying High

It's always nice to see players venturing outside their tennis courts and hotel rooms in the countries they visit. Ana Ivanovic has been making the effort to do lots of sight seeing in Auckland, New Zealand before her first match at the ASB Classic. Ana joined Sorana Cirstea, Monica Puig and Sacha Jones in a helicopter flight over New Zealand's biggest city. The foursome...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova reaches 3rd round at Pan Pacific Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday. Kuznetsova, a two-time major winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wild-card entry Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-2. In other second-round matches, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia upset third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Kuznetsova, a two-time major winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wildcard Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-2. In other second-round matches, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada outlasted...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bojana Jovanovski Upsets Top Seed Sorana Cirstea in Guangzhou

  GUANGZHOU OPEN Guangzhou, China P.R. September 16-21, 2013 $500,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Singles – First Round Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. (1) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 62 61 (2) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 61 (3) Laura Robson (GBR) d. (Q) Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 62 64 (4) Peng Shuai […]
Via Tennis Panorama
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts from Toronto

  I always look forward to the first week of August because I know not only have we entered the final stretch of tennis before the US Open but it means I get to watch it in person. Since 2006, I’ve attended the Toronto event in some capacity* and witnessed firsthand the rise and fall of players who have their eyes set on doing damage in New York. This edition had some key withdrawals...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Routs Sorana Cirstea for Toronto Title

  By Brodie Elgin (August 11, 2013) TORONTO – Another year, another title in Toronto for Serena Williams at the Rogers Cup. In 2011, it was an emotional return from injury for Williams as she needed six matches to take the title as an unseeded player, eventually defeating Samantha Stosur in the final. This year, […]
Via Tennis Panorama
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena wins Rogers Cup for third time

Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup for the third time, routing unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday's final. The top-ranked woman captured her eighth WTA title of the year and 54th of her career. All three of her Rogers Cup crowns have come in Toronto, the others in 2001 and 2011. Williams has lost only one match since March, a stunning early exit at Wimbledon...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena wins Rogers Cup for third time

Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup for the third time, routing unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday's final.
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena, Cirstea reach Rogers final

Serena Williams will be aiming for her eighth title of the season after advancing to the Rogers Cup final with a tough 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday. Williams, a two-time Rogers Cup champion, will face Romania's Sorana Cirstea, a 6-1, 7-6 (5) winner over Li Na of China in the other semifinal. Williams is now 6-0 against Radwanska, including...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorana Cirstea Stuns Li Na to Reach Toronto Final

By Brodie Elgin (August 10, 2013) TORONTO – Having already defeated two former world number ones and the 2012 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, the task would not get any easier for Sorana Cirstea in the semifinals as she would be forced to take on 2012 Roland Garros champion and defending Rogers Cup finalist Li Na. […]
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea Continues Her Run in Toronto Beating Kvitova to Reach Semis

By Brodie Elgin (August 9, 2013) TORONTO – Down two match points late Wednesday night to Caroline Wozniacki, one more lost point would have made for a respectable, closely fought second round loss for Sorana Cirstea. They were impressively saved, the second with a blistering down the line backhand winner, and Cirstea quickly reeled off […]
Via Tennis Panorama
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorana Cirstea: Focused on Improvement and Full of Belief

By Brodie Elgin (August 8, 2013) TORONTO – When people refer to the “power game” in women’s tennis today, they often base it off of their experience with women’s tennis in the 1990s or the serve and volley days of the 1980s and prior. Not only are the racquet technologies of today different, but players […]
Via Tennis Panorama
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea reaches Rogers Cup final

Sorana Cirstea upset Li Na in straight sets Saturday to keep the fourth seed from returning to the Rogers Cup final. The unseeded Romanian beat Li 6-1, 7-6 (5). Li lost last year's final to Petra Kvitova, who Cirstea eliminated in Friday's quarterfinals. The 27th-ranked Cirstea has ousted two former world No. 1s in Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki this week before...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Thursday Gallery: Del Potro, Cornet, Rybarikova Through

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday at the Citi Open saw two-time champion Juan Martin del Potro, French woman Alize Cornet, defending women’s champion Magdalena Rybarikova, Marinko Matosevic and Sorana Cirstea among the winners. Others in the gallery include Alison Riske, Milos Raonic and more. Gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy. ...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorana Cirstea Talks About Her Early Career Struggles, and Dishes on Friendship with Ana Ivanovic

Sorana Cirstea at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – By 16, she was a top 10 junior player in the world. Only three years later, she took the WTA Tour by storm, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open en route taking out two top 10 players. Romanian Sorana Cirstea is a seasoned tennis veteran despite being only 23-years-old. Her time in juniors combined...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Interview: Sorana Cirstea

By Steve Fogleman for Tennis Panorama Citi Open Feature Interview: Sorana Cirstea   (July 31, 2013) WASHINGTON, DC – Sometimes words alone cannot capture the emotions of a human being as adequately as seeing and hearing the subject. This is one of those times. Sorana Cirstea is one happy tennis player. I caught up with [...]
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Tuesday Gallery: Sock, Bouchard, Kerber, Harrison and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2013) Tuesday at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. included players Jack Sock, Angelique Kerber, Ryan Harrison, Caroline Garcia, Heather Watson, Eugenie Bouchard, Alize Cornet, and Sorana Cirstea. Gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy.
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Keys all keyed up in Stanford win

American teenager Madison Keys wandered around the Stanford University campus wondering what it would have been like had she chosen school over tennis. This would have been her freshman year. ''I could be going to college soon,'' Keys said. ''I'm pretty happy where I am.'' Keys, one of 11 Americans ranked in the top 100, beat No. 8 seed Magalena...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Keys earns upset at Bank of the West Classic

American teenager Madison Keys beat No. 8 seed Magalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. Keys won 70 percent of her first serve points and beat Rybarikova for the second time in three matches. Sorana Cirstea, the only other seeded player appearing on opening day, beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2. Cirstea, seeded fifth, played a clean...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea breezes in opening match

Sorana Cirstea beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the $795,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The fifth-seeded Romanian played a clean game, with few unforced errors and no double faults, in beating the 51st-ranked Japanese player. Cirstea, ranked 32nd, played Morita for the third time this season and sixth overall. In other first-round matches, Belarus'...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea wins opening match

Sorana Cirstea beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the $795,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The fifth-seeded Romanian played a clean game, with few unforced errors and no double faults, in beating the 51st-ranked Japanese player. Cirstea, ranked 32nd, played Morita for the third time this season and sixth overall. In other first-round matches, Belarus'...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep Wins First WTA Tournament win Nürnberg Victory

  (June 15, 2013) Simona Halep won her first WTA tournament on Saturday by defeating Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3. She is the eighth Romanian WTA titlist after Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea, Ruxandra, Dragomir Ilie, Sorana Cirstea, Alexandra Dulgheru, Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu. “This is a very nice win for me, and this is a [...]
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep Wins First WTA Tournament win Nürnberg Victory

  (June 15, 2013) Simona Halep won her first WTA tournament on Saturday by defeating Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3. She is the eighth Romanian WTA titlist after Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea, Ruxandra, Dragomir Ilie, Sorana Cirstea, Alexandra Dulgheru, Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu. “This is a very nice win for me, and this is a [...]
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep Wins First WTA Tournament win Nürnberg Victory

  (June 15, 2013) Simona Halep won her first WTA tournament on Saturday by defeating Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3. She is the eighth Romanian WTA titlist after Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea, Ruxandra, Dragomir Ilie, Sorana Cirstea, Alexandra Dulgheru, Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu. “This is a very nice win for me, and this is a [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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