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Raluca Olaru

Raluca Olaru
  • Residence: Bucharest, Romania
  • Date of Birth: 03 Mar 1989
  • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2003)

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Raluca Olaru Biography

Coached by Artemon Apostu Efremov ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents Adrian and Doina; sister is Cristina ... Currently studying in University of Physical Training and Sport of Bucharest ... Speaks Romanian, English, French, Spanish ... Favorite surface is clay ... Self-described as ambitious, sociable, funny ... Enjoys reading, music, movies and writing ... Person most admired is Kim Clijsters.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 0 3
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 14
Prize Money $52,935 $796,833
W/L - Singles 1 - 3 258 - 182
W/L - Doubles 13 - 19 176 - 112
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Results

HONG KONG

WTA // SAR // 08-Sep-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 863 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [3] Nicole Gibbs (USA) 101 7-6 (2) 6-2
Q-R16 Loss Lin Zhu (CHN) 207 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$730
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
727 728 78
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
27-Jul-2009 (53) 17-Mar-2014 (61)
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2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Won three singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at all three (Rabat, Seoul and Québec City); fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - First Top 100 season; SF twice at Memphis (l. to V.Williams) and Fès (l. to Sequera); QF twice at Guangzhou and Tashkent; reached 3r twice (Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying four times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on June 11 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.122 to No.79).

2008 - QF at Tashkent; reached 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title.

2009 - Second Top 100 season; reached first WTA final at Bad Gastein (l. to Petkovic); QF three times at Bogotá, Warsaw and Linz; reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
SINGLES
Finalist (1): 2009 - Bad Gastein.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2011 - Acapulco (w/Koryttseva); 2008 - Tashkent (w/Savchuk).
Finalist (1): 2008 - Budapest (w/Henke).

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2007, 2009.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 0 3
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 14
Prize Money $52,935 $796,833
W/L - Singles 1 - 3 258 - 182
W/L - Doubles 13 - 19 176 - 112

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
0 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - 1r - - - - -
2 / 4 FRENCH OPEN 1r 1r 1r 3r - - - -
2 / 3 WIMBLEDON 2r 2r 1r - - - - -
2 / 3 US OPEN - 1r 2r 2r - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - 1r 2r - 1r -
0 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - 1r - 1r -
1 / 2 WIMBLEDON 1r 2r - - - - - -
0 / 2 US OPEN 1r - - - - 1r - -

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Raluca Olaru Results

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    Doubles

HONG KONG

WTA // SAR // 08-Sep-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 863 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [3] Nicole Gibbs (USA) 101 7-6 (2) 6-2
Q-R16 Loss Lin Zhu (CHN) 207 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$730

BAKU

WTA // AZERBAIJAN // 21-Jul-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [3] Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 124 7-6 (3) 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$600

BUCHAREST

WTA // ROMANIA // 07-Jul-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [4] Karin Knapp (ITA) 67 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
727 728 78

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
30/08/2010 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R64 100
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
31/08/2009 US OPEN R128 5
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R64 100
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
25/08/2008 US OPEN R16 91
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN R64 60
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN R16 121
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 359 73
2012 247 129
2011 247 122
2010 182 92
2009 73 96
2008 126 154
2007 56 413
2006 311 344
2005 509 600
2004 766 587
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
27-Jul-2009 (53) 17-Mar-2014 (61)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
727 24

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
30/08/2010 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R64 100
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
31/08/2009 US OPEN R128 5
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R64 100
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
25/08/2008 US OPEN R16 91
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN R64 60
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN R16 121

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
17/05/2010 WARSAW R32 1
23/03/2010 MIAMI R128 5
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
08/02/2010 PARIS S 20
10/01/2010 SYDNEY Q - R16 12
19/10/2009 MOSCOW R32 1
23/08/2009 NEW HAVEN S 20
17/08/2009 TORONTO Q - R64 1
18/05/2009 WARSAW S 140
25/03/2009 MIAMI Q - R32 20
Date Tournament Round Points
11/03/2009 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
09/02/2009 PARIS Q - R32 1

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
08/09/2014 HONG KONG Q - R16 10
21/07/2014 BAKU Q - R32 1
07/07/2014 BUCHAREST R32 1
16/09/2013 SEOUL Q - R16 6
09/09/2013 TASHKENT Q - R32 1
15/07/2013 BAD GASTEIN Q - R32 1
10/06/2013 NÜRNBERG Q - R32 1
22/04/2013 MARRAKECH Q - R32 1
08/04/2013 KATOWICE Q - Q 10
13/02/2012 BOGOTA Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points
04/07/2011 BUDAPEST Q - R16 6
18/04/2011 FES Q - R32 1
04/04/2011 MARBELLA Q - R32 1
21/02/2011 ACAPULCO Q - R16 6
14/02/2011 BOGOTA Q - R16 6
19/07/2010 BAD GASTEIN R16 30
12/07/2010 PALERMO R16 30
05/07/2010 BUDAPEST R32 1
13/06/2010 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
03/05/2010 ESTORIL R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
26/04/2010 FES R16 30
12/04/2010 BARCELONA Q - R32 1
05/04/2010 MARBELLA R32 1
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND R16 30
12/10/2009 LINZ Q 70
21/09/2009 TASHKENT R32 1
20/07/2009 BAD GASTEIN F 200
13/07/2009 PRAGUE R32 1
06/07/2009 BUDAPEST R16 30
27/04/2009 FES R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
06/04/2009 MARBELLA R32 1
23/02/2009 ACAPULCO S 16
16/02/2009 BOGOTA Q 70
11/01/2009 HOBART Q - R16 6

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
27/10/2008 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
29/09/2008 TASHKENT Q 30
22/09/2008 SEOUL Q - R16 2
15/09/2008 GUANGZHOU R16 20
07/07/2008 BUDAPEST R32 1
16/06/2008 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 5
09/06/2008 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
19/05/2008 STRASBOURG R32 1
26/03/2008 MIAMI R128 1
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS R64 25
Date Tournament Round Points
06/01/2008 HOBART R16 15
08/10/2007 BANGKOK R32 1
02/10/2007 TASHKENT Q 30
24/09/2007 GUANGZHOU Q 35
17/09/2007 BEIJING R16 35
19/08/2007 NEW HAVEN Q - Q 10
13/08/2007 TORONTO Q - R32 10
23/07/2007 BAD GASTEIN R32 1
16/07/2007 PALERMO S 7
14/05/2007 FES S 57
Date Tournament Round Points
09/04/2007 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
02/04/2007 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
18/02/2007 MEMPHIS S 73
30/10/2006 QUEBEC CITY S 7
02/10/2006 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - Q 4
25/09/2006 SEOUL S 6
15/05/2006 RABAT S 6

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    June 15, 2013
    Raluca Olaru and Valeria Solovyeva overcame a string of match points to topple top seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke and win their first WTA doubles title together in Nürnberg.
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    April 14, 2013
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  • Dulko Caps Dream Week In Acapulco

    February 26, 2011
    Gisela Dulko became the first Argentine woman to win the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL on Saturday night.
  • Wild Win For Koryttseva

    July 19, 2010
    Mariya Koryttseva not only snapped her six match losing skid Monday in Bad Gastein, but survived eight match points in the process.
  • Kaia On Fire Again

    July 15, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    April 26, 2010
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  • Keeping The Dream Alive

    October 20, 2009
    Vera Zvonareva and Jelena Jankovic kept their Doha chances alive Tuesday with Moscow wins.
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    September 16, 2014
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