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Grand Slam Record

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R16 x3
W/L
39/47
2022, 2016, 2015

Australian Open

R16 x1
2015

Roland Garros

R16 x2
2022, 2016

Wimbledon

R32 x3
2022, 2021, 2015

US Open

R64 x4
2022, 2018, 2014, 2012

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Personal

Coached by Victor Crivoi
Mother's name is Steluta (civil servant); father's name is Paul (electrician); brother is Andrei
Started playing tennis at age 3 with aunt, who was a coach
Did gymnastics and played handball when younger
Idol growing up was Martina Hingis
Best early tennis memory was winning European 16 & Under title in 2006
Favorite city is New York; favorite tournament was Marbella

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (5): 2022 - Palermo; 2017 - Bucharest; 2016 - Florianopolis; 2015 - Seoul; 2012 - Tashkent.
Finalist (4): 2021 - Cleveland; 2014 - Moscow; 2011 - Marbella, Budapest.

DOUBLES
Winner (9): 2019 - Hua Hin (w/Niculescu); 2018 - Shenzhen (w/Halep), Bucharest (w/Mitu); 2017 - Bucharest (w/Olaru), Tianjin (w/Errani); 2014 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Seoul (w/Arruabarrena); 2013 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues); 2012 - Hobart (w/Niculescu).
Finalist (7): 2018 - Eastbourne (w/Buzarnescu), Tashkent (w/Olaru); 2015 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Wuhan, Moscow (both w/Niculescu); 2012 - Fès (w/Cadantu), Luxembourg (w/Niculescu).

WTA 125 Titles - Singles (2): 2022 - Bucharest 125; 2020 - Indian Wells 125.

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2010, 2012, 2014-19; Romanian Olympic Team, 2012, 2016.

Career in Review

Opened 2023 by reaching SF at Adelaide 1 (l. eventual champion Sabalenka). Also made QF at Madrid (l. Sakkari in 3s) in fourth overall QF at a WTA 1000, followed by third round showing at Roland Garros. (l. Muchova)

Won fifth WTA title at 2022 Palermo (d. Bronzetti in F). Last season also made SF at St. Petersburg and lifted title at WTA 125K Series event in Bucharest

In 2021, finished R-Up at Cleveland (l. Kontaveit) - her first singles final since 2017 Bucharest

Other key results from 2021 were QF runs at Gippsland Trophy (l. Osaka), Phillip Island Trophy (l. Andreescu) and Tenerife (l. Li)

Defeated No.14 Konta at 2021 Gippsland Trophy for first Top-20 win since overcoming No.5 Ostapenko at 2018 Madrid

Shortly after Tour's resumption in August 2020, made first WTA SF in over two years at Prague (l. eventual champion Halep); win over No.43 Sevastova in 1r was first over a Top 50 player since 2018 Roland Garros; also reached 2r at Roland Garros in September (l. Halep)

Prior to tour's hiatus was in good form, winning the title at WTA 125K Series event at Indian Wells and another title at $100K ITF/Cairo-EGY

Best results of 2019 were 3r run at Roland Garros (l. Anisimova) and three QF runs at Hobart (l. Schmiedlova), Budapest (l. Vondrousova) and Bucharest (l. Siegemund)

Reached two singles SFs - Shenzhen and Istanbul - and one QF in 2018. Also defeated No.5 Ostapenko at 2018 Madrid for second Top 5 win of career having also beaten No.4 Muguruza at 2016 Madrid

Won two doubles titles in 2018 - Shenzhen and Bucharest - finishing the year at a career-best No.23 in the WTA Doubles Rankings. Reached SF stage of 2018 Australian Open doubles event w/Niculescu

Highlight of 2017 was lifting fourth singles title of her career at Bucharest without dropping a set (d. Goerges in F); also took home the doubles trophy without dropping a set w/Olaru

Also in 2017 reached two SFs: Istanbul (l. Mertens) and Moscow (l. Kasatkina), and one QF at Charleston (l. eventual champion Kasatkina)

Represented Romania at 2016 Rio Olympics, making 1r exits in singles (l. Hibino) and doubles (w/Niculescu, l. Chan/Chan)

Posted career-best singles ranking at No.22 (August 22, 2016)

Other notable results in 2016 included SF at Rome (l. S.Williams), QF at Charleston (l. Kerber) and QF at Madrid (l. Halep)

In run to QF at 2016 Madrid was one of four Romanians for reach QF - which was first time this had occurred at a Premier Mandatory event (also Halep, Cirstea and Tig). Secured two milestones during Madrid: career-best win vs. No.4 Muguruza, and 300th match win of career (all levels) with 3r defeat of McHale

Struggled with right shoulder injury in 2013 - first felt pain at 2013 Australian Open and missed three months of action

Lifted maiden WTA title at 2012 Tashkent (d. Vekic in F)

Reached 2r on Grand Slam main draw debut at 2011 Roland Garros (d. Rezaï, l. Kuznetsova)

Appeared in first two WTA finals in 2011, at Mallorca (l. Azarenka) and then Budapest (l. Vinci). Voted WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2011 (media vote)

Made WTA main draw debut at 2009 Budapest (fell in 1r to Peer)

Holds 12 singles titles and 19 doubles titles on ITF Circuit

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Best Grand Slam Result

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R16 x3
W/L
39/47
2022, 2016, 2015

Australian Open

R16 x1
2015

Roland Garros

R16 x2
2022, 2016

Wimbledon

R32 x3
2022, 2021, 2015

US Open

R64 x4
2022, 2018, 2014, 2012
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2022
R64
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R64
2021
R128
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R128
2020
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R128
2019
R64
R32
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2018
R64
R32
R128
R64
2017
R64
R128
R64
R128
2016
R128
R16
R128
R128
2015
R16
R32
R32
R128
2014
R128
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R64
R64
2013
R64
R128
R128
R128
2012
R128
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R64
2011
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22
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