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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...
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August 05, 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

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

Vekic Upsets Third Seed Cirstea at Birmingham

(June 14, 2013) Sixteen year-old Donna Vekic has set up a meeting for Saturday’s semifinals at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham as she’ll take on 2009 champion Magdalena Rybarikova. Vekic and Rybarikova are in the final four with Daniela Hantuchova, who will take on either Alison Riske or Sabine Lisicki.   Vekic beat Sorana Cirstea [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

15 Burning Questions with Sorana Cirstea

Sorana Cirstea is beautiful, sweet, and stubborn (self-proclaimed), and she kindly answered our 15 Burning Questions after winning her first round match at the BNP Paribas Open.  To find out her hip-hop name, her favorite app, and her best and worst qualities, check out the interview below!  Enjoy!
Via Onthegotennis
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Qualifier Davis Upsets Second Seed Cirstea in Hobart

(January 8, 2013) American qualifier Lauren Davis upset second-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-1, 6-3 in a second-round match interrupted by rain at Hobart. No.8 seed Sloane Stephens defeated Simona Halep 6-4 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.   Defending champion Mona Barthel will also join the American in the round of 8 following a 7-6(3) 7-5 win over South Africa’s Chanelle...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Babos eliminates Cirstea in Monterrey

Timea Babos fought back to beat third-seeded Sorana Cirstea at the Monterrey Open on Thursday, giving Hungary two berths in the quarterfinals of the WTA event. Babos won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal against Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Czech Eva Birnerova. Babos joined compatriot Greta Arn in the final eight. The sixth-seeded Arn beat...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cirstea advances when Zvonareva retires in Pattaya

Sorana Cirstea reached the semifinals of the Pattaya Open when top-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia retired in the third set Friday because of a left hip injury. The match was even at 2-6, 6-4, 2-2 when Zvonareva pulled out and sent Cirstea into the next round. Cirstea, a 21-year-old Romanian who is seeded seventh, will next face either Maria Kirilenko of Russia or Tamarine Tanasugarn...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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