Introduced to a tennis coach by her father at the age of 6...Favorite weapon is her forehand...Father's name is Mircea, mother's name is Ela; both her parents are engineers; has an older sister, Anca, who also plays on the WTA TOUR...Favorite color is black; favorite movie is Pretty Woman; favorite author is Danielle Steele...Other hobbies include basketball and swimming...Most memorable experience was the day her family moved from Romania to Germany...Tennis player most admired is Martina Navratilova.
SINGLESWinner: 1999 - ITF/Les Contamine-FRA; 1993 - ITF/Bytom-POL.Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Durmersheim-GER.
1999 - Cracked the world's Top 200 for first time on September 20, shortly after winning her second pro title at ITF/Les Contamine-FRA2003 - Withdrew from Memphis with acute viral illness with dehydration; reached SF at ITF/Vaduz-LIE and ITF/Bastad-SWE; as No. 7 seed, was upset in 2r at ITF/Sofia-BUL by Topalova; at Tashkent, as a world No. 224 qualifier, l. 1r to world No. 71 and No. 4 seed Ruano Pascual; as No. 6 seed, l. ITF/Joue-Les-Tours-FRA QF to No. 2 seed and eventual tournament champion Randriantefy; as No. 4 seed, was upset in QF at ITF/Nottingham-GBR by qualifier Chakvetadze.2005 - Fell in Tour-level qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); on ITF Circuit, runner-up once in singles and three times in doubles.
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