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Coached by Arti Apostu and father Mihai Buzarnescu ...Father is a former Romanian intercollegiate tennis player; mother is Marcela (pharmacist); is an only child...Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents...Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard...Speaks Romanian, English...Enjoys working out after a match, going shopping, watching movies...Favorite music is pop; favorite actor is Johnny Depp; favorite food is Caesar Salad; favorite city is Miami...People most admired are Roger Federer, Monica Seles...Self-described as happy with a lot of energy.
Winner (1): 2018 - San Jose.
Finalist (2): 2018 - Hobart, Prague.
Winner (1): 2018 - Strasbourg (w/Olaru).
Finalist (3): 2018 - Prague (w/Marozava), Nottingham (w/Watson), Eastbourne (w/Begu).
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2018.
Career in Review
2018 - Enjoyed career-best season, ending year ranked No.24 for first Top 50 finish; won first WTA title at San Jose (d. Sakkari in final); runner-up at Hobart (l. to Mertens) and Prague (l. to Kvitova); SF at Strasbourg (l. to Cibulkova), Birmingham (l. to Kvitova) and Bucharest (l. to Martic); QF at Nottingham (l. to Osaka); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.
2017 - First Top 100 season, ending year ranked No.72; played first WTA main draw at US Open (as qualifier, l. to Wozniacki in 1r); SF at Linz (l. to Strycova); fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (Australian Open and Wimbledon); won seven singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2016 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2015 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won four singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Won one singles title in ITF Circuit.
2013 - Did not play.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (US Open); won three singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Won two singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Played first WTA qualifying at Fès and Istanbul; won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Played first events on ITF Circuit, winning two singles titles and two doubles titles.