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Suarez Navarro, Zakopalova through to Florianopolis semifinals

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro will meet No. 3 Klara Zakopalova in the Brasil Tennis Cup semifinals after each won a third-round match Thursday.

No. 1 seed Carla Suarez-Navarro into quarters at Florianopolis

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Carla Suarez-Navarro will meet defending champ Monica Niculescu in the quarterfinals after each logged a win Wednesday at the Brasil Tennis Cup.

Suarez Navarro, Niculescu among early Brasil Tennis Cup winners

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro cruised in a first-round match and defending champ Monica Niculescu also advanced Monday at the Brasil Tennis Cup.
Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova slips three places in the WTA Top 10, allowing Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to make rankings gains.
Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Petra Cetkovska outlasted top-seeded Li Na for a marathon three-set victory Thursday in a second-round match of the Qatar Total Open.
Quick turnaround wins in Qatar for Safarova, Zakopalova

Quick turnaround wins in Qatar for Safarova, Zakopalova

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Lucie Safarova and Klara Zakopalova posted first-round wins at the Qatar Total Open Tuesday, one day after claiming key Fed Cup victories.
Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams set a tournament record and ran her overall winning streak to 24 matches Friday with a third-round Australian Open victory.
Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dropped only three games Wednesday in advancing to the Australian Open third round with a record-tying 60th match win at the tournament.

Muguruza wins WTA title at Hobart International in Australia

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Qualifier Garbine Muguruza lost only four games Saturday in beating Klara Zakopalova for the championship at the Hobart International in Australia.
Qualifiers reach Hobart International semifinals

Qualifiers reach Hobart International semifinals

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Garbine Muguruza and Estrella Cabeza Candela had upsets Thursday that put them in the semifinals at the Hobart International tennis tournament.
Stosur, Flipkens advance in three sets in Hobart

Stosur, Flipkens advance in three sets in Hobart

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Top seeds Samantha Stosur and Kirsten Flipkens both won in three sets Wednesday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the Hobart International tennis tournament.
Stosur wins in three sets at Hobart

Stosur wins in three sets at Hobart

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was pushed to a third-set tiebreaker before she won a first-round match Monday at the WTA's Hobart International in Australia.
Li, Peng gain semifinal spots at Shenzhen Open

Li, Peng gain semifinal spots at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese players Li Na and Peng Shuai won quarterfinal matches Thursday at their home country's Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.
King tops Errani at Shenzhen Open

King tops Errani at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Vania King eliminated second-seeded Sara Errani in a lengthy three-set battle Wednesday at the WTA's Shenzhen Open in China.
Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Defending champion Li Na edged Vera Zvonareva in her first-round match at the WTA's Shenzhen Open in China.
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Monica Niculescu from Romania returns the ball from the third seated player Jelena Jankovic from Serbia on the third day of the Dubai Tennis Championships, Tuesday February 17, 2009. Jankovic won the match 6-3, 62. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
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Monica Niculescu (born 25 September 1987) is a Romanian tennis player. As of October 25, 2010 she is ranked No. 83 at the WTA Tour Singles Ranking. Her highest WTA rankings was No. 47 in singles, reached on 10 November 2008, and No. 24 in doubles, reached on June 7, 2010.

Niculescu was born in Slatina, Romania, but moved to Bucharest when she was four. She is currently coached by Calin Stelian Ciorbagiu.

Niculescu opened the season at the Brisbane International, where she lost to Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round, in three sets. She also lost in the first round of Moorilla Hobart International to Alyona Bondarenko. At the 2009 Australian Open, Niculescu beat Katie O'Brien in the first round (6—4, 6—4), before losing to Sara Errani in the second (6—2, 6—3). Alongside Sorana Cîrstea Niculescu was the fourteenth seed in women's doubles; they lost to Nathalie Dechy and Mara Santangelo in the second round, 6—3, 6—3.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Monica Niculescu."
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