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Wozniacki wins again in striaght sets in Luxembourg

Wozniacki wins again in striaght sets in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki gained a spot in the quarterfinals of the WTA's Luxembourg Open with a straight-set win over Monica Niculescu.
Safarova advances at Luxembourg in straight sets

Safarova advances at Luxembourg in straight sets

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova was among four straight-set winners in first-round play Monday at the Luxembourg Open WTA tennis tournament.
Kerber overcomes slow start for WTA win at Linz

Kerber overcomes slow start for WTA win at Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Top-seed Angelique Kerber rebounded from a first-set shutout in claiming a first-round win Wednesday at the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tournament in Austria.
Li claims easy second-round China Open win

Li claims easy second-round China Open win

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Local favorite Li Na dropped just one game Tuesday in posting a second-round win at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.

Italians Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci record first-round China Open wins

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci each recorded a first-round victory Saturday to help kick off the China Open in Beijing.
Sloane Stephens upends Sharapova, Azarenka advances at Cincinnati

Sloane Stephens upends Sharapova, Azarenka advances at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens upended third-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka also moved on Tuesday in second-round play at the Western & Southern Open.

Rybarikova pulls off surprise at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Magdalena Rybarikova pulled off a major surprise Friday by defeating No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.

No. 1 seed Kerber reaches Citi Open quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber led a parade of players into the quarterfinals Thursday with a victory over Melanie Oudin at the Citi Open.

OIga Govortsova upsets No. 2 seed Samantha Stosur at Bank of the West

STANFORD, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia committed 10 double faults Tuesday and was unceremoniously ousted from the Bank of the West Classic in California.

Jamie Hampton bounces Agnieszka Radwanska in Eastbourne surprise

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was ushered to a first-round exit by American qualifier Jamie Hampton Tuesday in an Aegon International upset.

Doi, Tatishvili advance on upsets at Strasbourg International

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Misaki Doi and Anna Tatishvili claimed upset wins Wednesday in second-round play of the Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France.
Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

STRASBOURG, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Tamira Paszek were ousted in Tuesday's first-round play at the Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France.
Laura Robson beats Venus Williams in Rome

Laura Robson beats Venus Williams in Rome

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Laura Robson posted a Rome International tennis tournament win Monday over Venus Williams that gives her a match against world No. 1 Serena Williams.
Kanepi, Suarez Navarro win in Portugal Open second round

Kanepi, Suarez Navarro win in Portugal Open second round

OEIRAS, Portugal, May 1 (UPI) -- Kaia Kanepi and Carla Suarez Navarro, who played in the tournament finals last year, on Wednesday both posted wins at the Portugal Open.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.
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Monica Niculescu
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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