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Sorana Cirstea© WTA
  • Nationality: ROU ()
  • Birthdate: April 07, 1990
  • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Residence: Targoviste, Romania
  • Turned Pro: Pro (2006)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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  • 2013 Final Ranking: 22
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Coached by Victor Ionita; trains with adidas Development Program ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by mother, Liliana ... Father is Mihai; younger brother is M ... Read Full Bio

Latest News, articles and information:

WTA Previews: Serena, Genie Pull from Still-strong Dubai
all Brazilian to Gabriela Ce, Paula Cristina Goncalves and Beatriz Haddad Maia...Five players pulled from the event: Jana Cepelova, Sorana Cirstea, Nicole Gibbs, Christina McHale, and Silvia Soler Espinosa...In last year's inaugural final, Kurumi Nara defeated Klara Zakopalova. &nbs...

ATP/WTA Previews: Stars Come Out at 4 Events in Week 1
and (3) Peng vs. the Russian veteran Zvonareva...Wildcards went to China's Duan Yingying and Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva...Sorana Cirstea pulled from the event citing a shoulder injury...The now-retired Li Na won the first two editions of the tournament in 2014-13.   ...

Ivanovic Out; Sharapova Test Friday at US Open
another Top 10-seeded winner, advancing with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Czech Petra Cetkovska, joined by No. 7 Genie Bouchard who defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4 in the final night match ending near midnight EST. "I was very nervous before the match and wasn't as relaxed as I was ...

Isner, Seeds Cruise; Venus, Maria in Tues. Cincy Action
upset-maker, taking out No. 11 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3. Seeds safely into the second round were No. 9 Ana Ivanovic over Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 7-5; No. 12 Caroline Wozniacki easing past Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-3; and No. 13 Flavia Pennetta working to get past South ...

Isner Upset, Stephens Wins; Federer, Bouchard Tuesday In Canada
Cibulkova putting down a stern test from Canadian wildcard Francoise Abanda 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, and No. 15 Lucie Safarova topping Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-2. "I had a really tough draw last week in Stanford," Cibulkova said. "I was hoping to get more matches in, but I didn't. I went ...

Serena Leads Full Cast at WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal
Wozniak, and Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic...Also pulling from the event were Yvonne Meusburger and Vera Zvonareva...Serena beat Sorana Cirstea in last year's final...Returning former champs in the field are Serena (2013,'11,'01), Kvitova (2012), Wozniacki (2010), and Ivanovic (2006...

Ana Ivanovic Interview - Australian Open, Jan 19
them. You know, I just feel like a veteran at 22, which is kind of different. But I think Azarenka is doing a really good job; and Sorana Cirstea; she played really well in Paris. There is lots of them coming, most of them from eastern Europe, yeah. It's good to see that. They bring ...

ATP/WTA Previews: Safina, Venus, 9 of Top 10 at Tokyo
RazzanoFloaters: Maria Sharapova, (WC) Kimiko Date Krumm, (Q) Alexa Glatch, Daniela Hantuchova, Sania Mirza, Lucie Safarova, Sorana CirsteaNotes: (12) Stosur vs. (Q) Glatch 1st rd. (winner to potentially face Sharapova); (10) Ivanovic vs. Safarova 1st rd.; (2) Venus vs. (14) Bar...

Watch Sorana Cirstea Train For Dancing With The Stars [Video]
Sorana Cirstea To Appear On "Dancing With The Stars"

Recent fan comments for Sorana Cirstea:


Hi Cristea!!! I m a big fan of urs since wimbledon 2009... Let me tell you how i got to notice u... U look exactly like a friend of mine... So It was not that hard to notice you... After that onwards I m following ur every tour though television... Good Luck for the rest of ur tennis life.. byeeeeeee

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 00:13 ET


hi sora!. you have played nicely so far in all your matches. best wishes for the coming tours. take very good care and will be looking forward to many more hopefully in the future. god bless. . . .(june29.09)

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 05:29 ET


Congratulation for your great show at French Open, I wish you the best and I hope you will continue to grow and have more successes in the future.

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 23:31 ET


i luv u

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 06:33 ET


You are still young and in the process of learning. concentrate also when to come to net and play a volly, also cross court from base line. You can be a good player, if you improve y our ist service. Continoue your efforts to become 10 now and then who know one day No.1
God bless you

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 09:26 ET


Very compliment for your match vs Jankovic,it's was a hard battle but you have win!!!!How are you?Are you happy?Go,go go ahead in this tournament and good luck!!!Mirko from Italy

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 12:54 ET


Are we having fun yet?
Homework: Video Analysis (preferably you)
If you have a tape of yourself watch it and see how many times you could have come to net, but didn't. If you don't have a video of yourself find one of Agassi. He was half the player he could have been. He was The Master of creating the opportunity to come to net, but wouldn't ... and then often ended up losing the point instead of having an easy volley.
Remember: The absolute goal of any point in tennis is to produce the opportunity to hit a volley or overhead, but this will never happen if you are at the baseline.

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 12:22 ET


By the way,
I can couch you by phone, on the court, while practicing from anywhere in the world.

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 11:55 ET


Sooper Looper Challenge:
You hit 10 sooper loopers to an opponents backhand as an approach shot and see how many points you win. Reverse 10 points so you are convinced how hard it is to defend against someone at net. Once you believe, hit at least every other point. You will become #1 instantly. Now go do it!

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 11:51 ET

You v. Kuznetsova (US Open)
When you got your 1st serve in you won 69%.
When you got your 2nd serve in you won 40%.
What does that tell you?
Ditch the big 1st serve and concentrate on an identical 1st & 2nd serve to gain consistency so you stand a better change of getting your 1st serve in. You are a PRO. There is no excuse for any pro not to hit 85% first serves. 54% is unacceptable! sorry, but it is.
NET: 12 times at net is why you lost.
You will NEVER beat a better player from the baseline. You MUST take you chances at net.
RULE: If you are going to lose a point - lose it at the NET!

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 11:47 ET


Statisical Tennis Analysis & Training Supervision
Theory: It's not about power, but statistical advantage.
It's simply too hard to hit more aces and winners. It's far more important to reduce errors. That's much easier.
Want to know more?
Want to be #1?

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 11:37 ET

Brad Bahret

PS. Yes, you are very "marketable" too.

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 09:05 ET

Brad Bahret

The good news: Continue to play the same and you will continue to beat the people you beat.
The bad news: You will continue to lose to the people you lose to.
Therefore ... you must change.
Lesson 1: First one to the net wins.
Lesson2: You will never beat a better player from the baseline because they are more consistent.
Lesson 3: You should never hit winners. You will hit too many losers.
Lesson 4: Do nothing more than put the service return in play.
Lesson 5: Your 1st serve should be identical to your 2nd serve. A big spin serve moved around the box. Consistency is key - not aces.
Lesson 10: Sooper Looper. This is an extreme topspin lob hit to your opponents backhand as an APPROACH shot. This should be hit as often as possible. Winning percentage is 70+%. With this % hit every third point = the #1 player in the world statistically.
There's more.
S.T.A.T.S. Tennis.
"You'll never play the same"

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 09:03 ET

kim bj

so cute^^

Posted on January 6, 2008 at 22:03 ET

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