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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.
Finalist (1): 2009 - Bad Gastein.
Winner (9): 2018 - Rabat (w/Blinkova), Strasbourg (w/Buzarnescu); 2017 - Bucharest (w/Begu), Hobart (w/Savchuk); 2016 - Tashkent (w/Soylu); 2014 - Linz (w/Tatishvili); 2013 - Nurnberg (w/Solovyeva); 2011 - Acapulco (w/Koryttseva); 2008 - Tashkent (w/Savchuk).
Finalist (11): 2020 - Prague (w/Niculescu), Rome (w/Friedsam); 2018 - Tashkent (w/Begu), Moscow (w/Jurak); 2017 - Shenzhen (w/Savchuk); 2016 - Rabat (w/Maria); 2015 - Nurnberg (w/Arruabarrena); 2014 - Nurnberg, Baku (both w/Peer); 2013 - Katowice (w/Solovyeva); 2008 - Budapest (w/Henke).
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2007, 2009-10, 2013, 2015-16, 2018.
Career in Review
2019 – Fifth consecutive Top 50 doubles season (finishing No.33); reached SF at Strasbourg, Eastbourne and Bucharest.
2018 – Won two WTA doubles titles.
2017 – Won two WTA doubles titles.
2016 – Fell in WTA qualifying once.
2015 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice.
2014 – Reached 1r once at Bucharest, fell in WTA qualifying three times.
2013 – Fell in qualifying 9 times (inclu. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon). Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won six doubles titles 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
2005 - Won three singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.