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Raluca Sandu

Raluca Sandu
  • Residence: Bucharest, Romania
  • Date of Birth: 03 Feb 1980
  • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Height: 5' 9 1/2'' (1.77 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro (1994)

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Raluca Sandu Biography

Began playing tennis at age 4 when her mother introduced her to the game; from ages 4-6 she hit against a wall, and at age 6 began working with a coach...An all-court player whose best shot is her forehand and who prefers hard courts...Nickname is Piti...Mother, Simona, who won a bronze medal in handball in the 1972 Olympic Games, passed away in 1995; father, Mircea, was a football player on the Romanian national team and is now president of the Romanian Football Federation; has an older brother, Dan, who is a university student... Likes to visit Barcelona and Paris... Admires former players Steffi Graf and Ilie Nastase... Self-described as ambitious, friendly, outgoing and innocent... Hobbies include jet skiing, doing crossword puzzles, reading, going to the cinema, music and playing video games... Won't reveal her superstition, but says she has one like all players... Other sports interests include football and skiing... Favorite movie are The Devil's Advocate and Silence of the Lambs; favorite actors are Meg Ryan and Al Pacino... Has a Dalmatian named Bianca... Favorite color is light blue (turquoise) and loves sushi.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $157,333
W/L - Singles - - - 187 - 154
W/L - Doubles - - - 32 - 59
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Results

COLUMBUS

ITF // USA // 17-Feb-2004 // $25,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 383 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [12] Tessy Van De Ven (NED) 318 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+0.25

Prize Money

$70
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
18-Jan-1999 (91) 13-Sep-1999 (228)
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1995 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Bari-ITA, with a win over Panova, followed by her second one five months later at ITF/Cluj-ROM
1997 - Played in first Grand Slam qualifying rounds at all four Grand Slams; broke into Top 200 with several good runs: in March, reached a final, SF and QF at three consecutive ITF Circuit events, bringing world ranking up to No. 179, and in July, reached another final followed by a SF in Istanbul where she d. top seed Gersi, bringing ranking to No. 142
1998 - Broke into Top 100; played in US Open; as a qualifier, reached first QF on WTA Tour at Bol before falling to top seed Kruger in 3s; ranking improved from No. 150 to No. 136; won fourth career ITF Circuit title at ITF/Valladolid-ESP
1999 - Competed in first Australian Open and Roland Garros; reached second career QF at Tashkent with an upset of No. 5 seed Ad. Serra-Zanetti; ousted No. 6 seed Cocheteux in 1r of Bol
2002 - Ranked No. 279, qualified for Bogota and l. 1r to fellow No. 221 qualifier Vanc 36 64 75; reached career-first doubles SF at Porto with Riera
2003 - As a qualifier, upset No. 1 seed Washington in 2r at ITF/Caserta-ITA
SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Valladolid-ESP; 1996 - ITF/Sunderland-GBR; 1995 - ITF/Bari-ITA, ITF/Cluj-ROM.
Quarterfinalist (2): 1999 - Tashkent; 1998 - Bol.

DOUBLES
Semifinalist (1): 2002 - Porto (w/Riera).

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team 1996-99, 2003.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $157,333
W/L - Singles - - - 187 - 154
W/L - Doubles - - - 32 - 59

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
0 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
1 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
1 / 1 US OPEN - 2r - - - - - -

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Raluca Sandu Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

COLUMBUS

ITF // USA // 17-Feb-2004 // $25,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 383 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [12] Tessy Van De Ven (NED) 318 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+0.25

Prize Money

$70

ROCKFORD

ITF // USA // 03-Feb-2004 // $25,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 389 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [8] Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 318 7-5 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+0.25

Prize Money

$70

BOCA RATON 2

ITF // USA // 27-Jan-2004 // $10,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 391 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [8] Jessica Fernandez (MEX) 379 1-6 6-3 6-3
R16 Loss Elisa Balsamo (ITA) 465 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$200

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R64 10
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 59
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q - R64 2
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2004 561 -
2003 509 747
2002 363 347
2001 304 -
2000 635 -
1999 146 263
1998 99 291
1997 151 388
1996 230 551
1995 380 508
1994 734 654
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
18-Jan-1999 (91) 13-Sep-1999 (228)

Current WTA Rankings

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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R64 10
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 59
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q - R64 2
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
03/11/2003 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 1
21/07/2002 SOPOT Q - R32 1
13/05/2002 ROME Q - R64 1
06/05/2002 WARSAW Q - R16 3
01/04/2002 PORTO Q - R16 2
25/02/2002 ACAPULCO Q - R16 4
18/02/2002 BOGOTA S 7
10/09/2001 WAIKOLOA Q - R16 3
23/07/2001 SOPOT Q - Q 7
30/04/2001 BOL Q - R16 3
Date Tournament Round Points
01/05/2000 BOL Q - R32 1
14/02/2000 HANNOVER R32 1
03/01/2000 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
15/11/1999 PATTAYA CITY Q - W 1
08/11/1999 KUALA LUMPUR Q - Q 7
01/11/1999 LEIPZIG Q - R32 1
20/09/1999 LUXEMBOURG Q - R32 1
02/08/1999 KNOKKE-HEIST R32 1
12/07/1999 SOPOT Q - R32 1
07/06/1999 TASHKENT Q 26
Date Tournament Round Points
17/05/1999 MADRID S 11
10/05/1999 BERLIN Q - R32 1
03/05/1999 WARSAW R32 1
26/04/1999 BOL R16 22
19/04/1999 CAIRO R32 1
05/04/1999 ESTORIL R32 1
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD Q - R32 1
08/02/1999 PROSTEJOV R32 1
11/01/1999 SYDNEY Q - Q 22
16/11/1998 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
03/08/1998 ISTANBUL S 22
13/07/1998 WARSAW S 14
06/07/1998 MARIA LANKOWITZ S 10
15/06/1998 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
27/04/1998 BOL S 42
20/04/1998 BUDAPEST S 11
20/10/1997 LUXEMBOURG Q - R32 1
28/04/1997 HAMBURG Q - R32 1
17/02/1997 HANNOVER Q - R32 1

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