Alexandra Cadantu will become Romania's woman #6 in the WTA top 100 next week. The girl from Bucharest lost yesterday in the knockout tournament in Luxembourg, 3-6, 4-6 to Lucie Hradecka, but that performance ensures, among other things, her overtaking the famous Venus Williams
in the global hierarchy. (Prosport
Being ranked #104 in WTA earlier this week, Alexandra Cadantu earned her spot in the Luxembourg main draw, after three wins in qualifying. The series then continued with success against Anastasia Yakimova (Belarus), perhaps the most important of her career so far. The reason? The victory propelled her Cadantu among the best 100 players in the world, a novelty for the 21-year old youngster. "It's a very huge achievement for Alexandra, from three years ago to reach this dream. She basically started from nothing and became ended up in the Top hundred. A year and a half ago she was ranked around 700 in the world and played the $ 10,000 tournament at the Dinu Pescariu. Only a few players in the world made such a progress in that time, "told us coach Alexandra's coach Bogdan Popovici.
The rise of Romanian woman has an explanation. "In the past two years, when we started working together, Alexandra underwent a major transformation, both in game and in mentality. Her defensive game turned into an aggressive, very
powerful one. Then she steadily built up on this which could be seen in the results, "says Bogdan Popovici, who compares her to Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) in style of play. "She is even more
aggressive than the ideology of the game," continued her coach.
Top 50 Next Level
According to the latest results, Alexandra Cadantu has opened new perspectives for 2012. At first she will have access to the main boards of several WTA tournaments, including the Grand Slams. Thus, the Australian Open in January 2012 will become her first appearamce on the main board of such a big event. And by finally entering the the world's first hundred the player demands further increase. "All players who get as far say that they would like to climb into the Top 50. It's great, If we could achieve this goal. I think that is a realistic goal," concluded Bogdan Popovici
Alexandra's strengths are nimblicity and resistance. She is in great physical shape. She has improved her power by superior training, "Alex Rusu, physical Coach of Alexandra Cadantu