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Coached by Carl Maes and Adrian Cruciat; trains at Kim Clijsters Academy
Introduced to tennis at age 4 by mother, Liliana; father's name is Mihai; younger brother's name is Mihnea; full name is Sorana Mihaela Cirstea
Speaks Romanian, English and Spanish and is studying French
Likes all surfaces; favorite shot is forehand; most admires Steffi Graf
Enjoys playing all ball sports, going shopping, watching movies, reading and doing crosswords
Favorite cities are New York and London ("big cities with lots to do")
Self-described as ambitious, stubborn and happy
Winner (2): 2021 - Istanbul; 2008 - Tashkent.
Finalist (4): 2021 - Strasbourg; 2019 - Tashkent; 2013 - Toronto; 2007 - Budapest.
Winner (5): 2019 - Lugano (w/Mitu); 2011 - Dallas (w/Brianti); 2010 - Oeiras (w/Medina Garrigues); 2008 - Fès (w/Pavlyuchenkova), Luxembourg (w/Erakovic).
Finalist (5): 2014 - Tianjin (w/Klepac); 2010 - Budapest (w/Medina Garrigues); 2009 - Barcelona (w/Klepac), Fès (w/Kirilenko); 2008 - New Haven (w/Niculescu).
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2008-09, 2013-14, 2017-18; Romanian Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.