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Cristina Dinu

Since next week's Marrakech is Cristina's first WTA event and she has no cheering thread of her own, I use this opportunity to create one for all her fans.


Name: Cristina DINU

Country: Romania

Date of birth: 18 Jan 1993

Place of birth: Bucharest, Romania

Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)

Current Junior Ranking (C): -

Highest Junior Ranking (C): 13 (07 March 2011)

Current WTA Ranking (S): 404

Highest WTA Ranking (S): 179 (30 Sep 2013)

Current WTA Ranking (D): 1077

Highest WTA Ranking (D): 210 (28 Oct 2013)

Singles Titles: 12 (ITF)

2013 - 25k Mamaia (Clay), defeating Cindy BURGER (NED);
2013 - 10k Antalya (Clay), defeating Lenka JURIKOVA (SVK);
2012 - 25k Lagos (Hard), defeating Conny PERRIN (SUI);
2012 - 25k Lagos (Hard), defeating Chanel SIMMONDS (RSA);
2012 - 10k Antalya-Kaya Belek (Clay), defeating Diana BUZEAN (ROU);
2012 - 10k Antalya-Kaya Belek (Clay), defeating Liana UNGUR (ROU);
2011 - 10k Bucharest (Clay), defeating Andreea MITU (ROU);
2011 - 10k Antalya (Clay), defeating Reka-Luca JANI (HUN);
2011 - 10k Antalya (Clay), defeating Diana BUZEAN (ROU);
2010 - 10k Antalya (Clay), defeating Polina VINOGRADOVA (RUS);
2010 - 10k Antalya (Clay), defeating Barbara SOBASZKIEWICZ (POL) and
2009 - 10k Antalya-Belek (Clay), defeating Anna ORLIK (BLR).

She was also a finalist in 3 other ITF tournaments

2013 - 25k Dobrich (Clay), lost to Patricia MAYR-ACHLEITNER;
2011 - 10k Pomezia (Clay), lost to Anna REMONDINA (ITA) and
2010 - 10k Vinaros (Clay), lost to Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP)

Doubles Titles: 6 (ITF)

2012 - 10k Antalya-Kaya-Belek (Clay) - with Andreea MITU;
2012 - 10k Antalya-Kaya Belek (Clay) - with Andreea MITU;
2012 - 10k Antalya-Kaya Belek (Clay) - with Diana BUZEAN;
2011 - 10k Antalya (Clay) - with Andreea-Roxana VAIDEANU;
2011 - 10k Bucharest (Clay) - with Camelia-Elena HRISTEA and
2010 - 10k Antalya (Clay) - with Ionela-Andreea IOVA.

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Re: Cristina Dinu

As I said before, Cristina will play tomorrow qualies for her first WTA event ever.
She'll face 18 yo WC Chloe Paquet from France, ranked 666(!!!) this week.





I hope that Cristina will easily go through to the second round

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Re: Cristina Dinu

Some photos of yet another talented tennis player from Romania.










Photos by Rowland Charles Goodman
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Re: Cristina Dinu

Congrats on starting your first player thread (or first-ever thread?)

Christina got into the easiest section, and has a very good chance of qualifying.

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Re: Cristina Dinu

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Congrats on starting your first player thread (or first-ever thread?)

Christina got into the easiest section, and has a very good chance of qualifying.

Thanks, it's actually my first ever

I hope she qualifies and makes her first WTA-level main draw appearance in Marrakech.
She had a great finish to last year's season with two incredible weeks in Lagos, but the start of 2013 was not that bright. Played for the first time for Romania in Fed Cup and lost all 3 meetings there (with rather poor players, I might add), but then came back and won a 10K in Antalya last month.

Haven't seen her playing yet, but some friends of mine saw her and told me that she has an amazing backhand. Hope to see her soon, perhaps next week
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Re: Cristina Dinu



First WTA-level match and first win for Cristina

Second round of qualies against Nina Bratchikova. Cristina already won a meeting with Bratchikova last October in 25K Lagos semifinal 64 36 62. I hope she can do this once more tomorrow
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Re: Cristina Dinu

I could have sworn she already had a thread Where was her Lagos slam discussed then ?
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I could have sworn she already had a thread Where was her Lagos slam discussed then ?
I honestly don't know, I myself was surprised there wasn't a thread for her already...

Lagos slam More than a slam: 10 wins in 14 days
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Re: Cristina Dinu

Cristina was a pretty good junior ITF player reaching a high ranking around 14. She has been a pretty good low level ITF player as well but I never got excited about her because she still needs to prove she can take the next step. I hope she is one of those players with slow but steady progress and she will rich a good level of play as she matures.
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I could have sworn she already had a thread Where was her Lagos slam discussed then ?
In the All Other Romanian Players thread.

Anyway, up next is Nina Bratchikova, who Dina defeated on the way to said Slam

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Brutal scoreline and poor stats

I expected more...
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Welp.

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Re: Cristina Dinu

Next week she'll play qualies for 25K Civitavecchia, hope she does better there.
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Tough loss against Nina
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Re: Cristina Dinu

25K Civitavecchia, MD:

(4)Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) v (Q)Yana Buchina (RUS)
Cristina Dinu (ROU) v (Q)Federica Di Sarra (ITA)
Anna Floris (ITA) v (wc)Maria Marfutina (RUS)
(6)Corinna Dentoni (ITA) v (wc)Anna-Giulia Remondina (ITA)

Tough draw for Cristina, but I hope she'll do just fine
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