Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Bojana Jovanovski, coming off a tournament win, opened her draw at the Guangzhou Open in China with an upset Tuesday of No. 1-seed Sorana Cirstea.
Lucie Safarova, Bojana Jovanovski gain in WTA rankings

Lucie Safarova, Bojana Jovanovski gain in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Lucie Safarova and Bojana Jovanovski posted WTA tournament wins last week that pushed them up the women's world tennis rankings.
S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 U.S. Open finalists, breezed to second-round wins Thursday at this year's final major tournament.
Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded four-time champion Serena Williams and elder sister Venus, a two-time winner herself, each recorded a first-round win Monday at the U.S. Open.
Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Serena Williams already firmly ensconced as the No. 1 player in the world, is looking at more all-time records after she picked up her 54th WTA title.

Serena Williams coasts to Rogers Cup title

TORONTO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Serena Williams coasted to her eighth tournament title of the year Sunday, overwhelming unseeded Sorana Cirstea in the finals of the Rogers Cup.

Serena Williams, Sorana Cirstea to vie in Rogers Cup final

TORONTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams will face off against Romania's Sorana Cirstea for the Rogers Cup title after each won a semifinal victory Saturday.

Williams coasts into Rogers Cup semifinals

TORONTO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Serena Williams marched into the semifinals of the Rogers Cup Friday with another one-sided victory, her 40th win in 41 matches.

Williams reaches quarterfinals in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova, who have the best streaks going in women's tennis, set up a quarterfinal meeting Thursday at the Roger Cup.

Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens pick up early Rogers Cup wins

TORONTO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci and No. 14 American Sloane Stephens were among opening day winners Monday at the Rogers Cup tennis event.

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.

Top women's seeds all move on at Citi Open in DC

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany moved on along with other top seeds at the Citi Open in Washington Tuesday.

Agnieszka Radwanska to meet Dominika Cibulkova at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova each breezed to semifinal victories Saturday, setting up a showdown for the Bank of the West Classic title.

Agnieszka Radwanska reaches semifinals at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska reached the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic Friday, something her sister was unable to do.
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Sorana Cirstea
Romanian Sorana Cirstea acknowledges the crowd after winning her French Open fourth-round match against Serbian Jelena Jankovic at Roland Garros in Paris on June 1, 2009. Cirstea defeated Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 9-7. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Sorana Cîrstea, (Romanian pronunciation: ; born April 7, 1990) is a Romanian female tennis player. Her career high rank was #27, achieved on June 8, 2009.

She is a former ITF Junior Circuit top-ten player, reaching her highest ranking of number six on June 26, 2006. Her best results include a title in the 2005 German Junior Open (Grade 1) defeating Erika Zanchetta 6–2 6–7 6–3 in the final, a tournament she was finalist the year before and a runner-up place in the 2006 Trofeo Bonfiglio (Grade A) where she lost in the final to her compatriot Ioana Raluca Olaru after having defeated the then-top ranked world junior player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinals. Cîrstea lost in the finals of the doubles tournament at the 2007 French Open, when she and Alexa Glatch lost 6–1, 6–4 to the third seeds, Ksenia Milevskaya and Urszula Radwańska. She also made final appearances at the year-ending ITF Grade 1 juniors tournaments Eddie Herr International and Yucatan World Cup in 2005 and 2006, and in the Opus Nottinghill International in 2006.

In April 2007, she reached the final of the Budapest Grand Prix, a Tier III event held in Budapest, Hungary, as a qualifier. During the tournament, all of her main draw matches were pushed to three sets. She beat Martina Müller in the second round, Eleni Daniilidou in the quarter-finals and Karin Knapp in the semi-finals before losing to Gisela Dulko in the final and won the first set, when Dulko won her first title by the scoreline of 6-7², 6–2, 6–2. By making it to the final, she became the first Romanian player to reach a Tour final since Ruxandra Dragomir in June 2000. During her run, she beat two players ranked inside the WTA top 40.

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