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Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Venus Williams wins WTA opener in Dubai

Venus Williams wins WTA opener in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Venus Williams posted a straight-set win Monday in first-round play of the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Li Na led a parade of WTA Top 10 players into the third round of the Qatar Total Open 2014 with a three-set win Wednesday.
Makarova escapes upsets at Pattaya Open

Makarova escapes upsets at Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova won a three-set match Friday, escaping the series of upsets that marked the quarterfinals of the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Date-Krumm advances at WTA's Pattaya Open

Date-Krumm advances at WTA's Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Unseeded Kimiko Date-Krumm claimed a straight-set win Thursday in second-round play of the WTA PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea converted all of her break chances in a second-round win Wednesday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
Cirstea claims first-round win at Pattaya Open

Cirstea claims first-round win at Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea dropped just four games Tuesday in picking up a first-round win at the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start but won her first-round match in straight sets Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova ousted fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic during Monday's first-round play at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Ana Konjuh pulls big upset at ASB Classic

Ana Konjuh pulls big upset at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Wild-card entrant Ana Konjuh ousted top-seeded Roberta Vinci in three sets Tuesday in a first-round match of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens rolled to a first-round win Tuesday at the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tournament in Austria.
Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic ousted world No. 2 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka in a first-round match Monday at the China Open tennis tournament.
Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in a second-round match Tuesday at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

TOKYO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 9-seeded Sloane Stephens was on the court less than an hour Sunday in taking a first-round win at the WTA's Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sorana Cirstea."
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