View Full Version : Laura-Ioana Andrei!

Tennis Fool
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:04 AM
This is a cheering thread for Laura-Ioana Andrei, who's had impressive results this year. The 19-year-old from Bucharest is already an impressive doubles player, with 13 ITF doubles titles in her short career.

Now she is looking to gain ground in singles. She was a finalist at the 10K in Dijon, France in March, and just got to the quarterfinals of the 100K+H in Tourhout, Belgium.

She reached a career high rank of 317 this week! :bounce:


Tennis Fool
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:05 AM
Laura make the In the news...section of the G&R Watch this week for her outstanding play in Tourhout, Belgium :D

Apr 17th, 2009, 02:08 AM
There is already a thread for her.

Tennis Fool
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:36 AM
I think her results warrant an individual thread--right now she is part of a combo thread for upcoming players.

Jul 27th, 2010, 08:15 AM
26 Iulie 2010 Bucharest ITF 75.000$
Q-R16 L 3-6 6-4 0-6 Sandra MARTINOVIC 404 BIH
Q-R32 W 6-2 6-1 Sabina LUPU 889 ROU

Aug 14th, 2010, 07:03 AM
09 August 2010 Onesti ITF 10.000$
SF - Ionela-Andreea IOVA 667 ROU
QF W 6-2 6-4 Karina GOIA - ROU
R16 W 6-1 2-6 6-3 Ingrid-Alexandra RADU 802 ROU
R32 W 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 Anastasia STEPU 948 MDA
Q-R16 W 6-1 6-1 Alisa-Juliana CALUSERIU - ROU
Q-R32 W 6-3 6-1 Khrystyna PAVLYUK - UKR

Aug 15th, 2010, 09:33 AM
she lost the semifinal
SF L 2-6 2-6 Ionela-Andreea IOVA 667 ROU

Aug 20th, 2010, 11:43 AM
16 August 2010 Bucharest ITF 10.000$
R32 L 7-6(7) 5-7 3-6 Simona IONESCU - ROU

16 August 2010 Bucharest ITF 10.000$
Partener: BUZARNESCU Mihaela (ROU)
QF W 6-3 6-4 ANDREI (ROU) / TIG (ROU)
R16 W 6-1 6-4 MAZZALI (ITA) / ENACHE (ROU)

Tennis Fool
Aug 25th, 2010, 03:31 AM
Laura makes Also in the News for making the semis of Onesti :)

Tennis Fool
Sep 17th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Laura reached the final of the 10K Istanbul. Makes Also in the News... on the G&R :)

Mar 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Laura is back on trasck again and reached the final of the 10k in Madrid as a qualifier where she only lost to Cabeza-Candela. :)

R1: Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) defeated Janina TOLJAN (AUT) (8) 6-1 6-0
R2: Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) defeated Benedetta DAVATO (ITA) 6-4 2-6 6-4
QF: Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) defeated Lucia CERVERA-VAZQUEZ (ESP) 4-6 6-1 6-1
SF: Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) defeated Arabela FERNANDEZ-RABENER (ESP) (7) 6-2 7-5
F: Estrella CABEZA-CANDELA (ESP) (1) defeated Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) 6-3 6-2

Tennis Fool
Apr 8th, 2011, 06:12 PM
^ For this, Laura makes Also in the News... on the G&R :)

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Laura makes Also in the News... on the G&R Watch for making the final of the 10K Bucharest :)

Jul 17th, 2011, 05:14 PM
An interviw with Laura (source (http://www.tenisdecamp.ro/stiri-tenis/2011/07/laura-andrei-sper-ca-jocul-meu-sa-evolueze-de-la-meci-la-meci/))

Reporter: An important victory for you against a very good frenchwoman (Mladenovici). What are your first impressions after the game?

Laura: I am very happy for this victory, it was a difficult match against someone who's flirting with the WTA top 100. It was the first direct meeting between us, I have not seen her play before. Perhaps she entered on court thinking she'll have an easy match, but I fought for every point, and look, the victory came.

Reporter: A high moral for you after this match, the next opponent will be Alexandra Damaschin. Do you know eachothers?

Laura: Even if we are romanian, we met a long time ago. Alexandra is younger than me but she is a talented, very well prepared physically and hard working player. I'll enter on court motivated as today, and I want very much to enter the MD.

Reporter: What expectations you had before the start of the tournament?

Laura: It's a good start for me, I hope to play better from match to match. Today I felt great because I had the public and my family's support.

Reporter: What's next for you?

Laura: I will continue after this tournament, at the same rate, ie playing bigger ITF tournaments. I wish to play WTA events as soon as possible. The ranking points will be very important in the coming period, I hope to gain as many to catch up my Top100 romanian colleagues.

Reporter: BCR Open Ladies, an ITF event which in the near future can become a WTA one. How can influence you, the [romanian] tennis players, organizing such an event in Romania?

Laura: It's the first edition of the BCR Open Romania Ladies and for us, having such a big tournament in Romania is very important. Also, the public support is very important to us when we are on court. The idea of ​​having a WTA event in Romania is great. The points that we could gain would be essential for our careers. From a financial perspective would be an advantage for us, I'm from Bucharest so I would not have to pay for trips that are very expensive.

Tennis Fool
May 13th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Laura was on a three-match losing streak going into the 25K Caserta qualies, where she is the #5 seed. She finally broke it by defeating Jelena Simic in three, 62 26 63. Now faces #13 Viktorija Golubic for a spot in the main draw.

Tennis Fool
May 13th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Unfortunately was upset by Viktorija in three, 67(2) 76(6) 61.

Tennis Fool
May 21st, 2012, 01:17 AM
Laura, the #5 seed in the 25K Brescia qualies, won her two matches to gain entry into the main draw. Plays Giulia Gatto-Manticone first round.

Tennis Fool
May 23rd, 2012, 05:05 AM
Laura lost to Giulia, 1 & 3.

Tennis Fool
May 29th, 2012, 09:16 PM
15K Prerov clay. Laura is the #6 seed. Won her first round against Jana Matouskova, 2 & 2. Kubicikova or Sumova up next.

Tennis Fool
May 31st, 2012, 03:11 PM
Fell to Martina Kubicikova, 36 67(4). Disappointing.

Tennis Fool
Aug 4th, 2012, 02:50 AM
10K Ankara. #3 Laura is into her third semis of the year, after double-breadsticking Rishika Sunkara. Now faces #7 seed Ana Bogdan. Their h2h is tied 1-1.

Tennis Fool
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Laura is into her first final since last November, after defeating Ana, 3 & 3. Now faces #2 seed Sabina Sharipova for the title :)

Tennis Fool
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Laura blitzed Sabina, 1 & 0 for the the title! It was her first title of the year and second career title!

Now, at the 10K Bursa, Laura, seeded #3, reached the semis after defeating #7 Melanie Klaffner, 3 & 4. Will face Yuuki Tanaka for a spot in the final.

Tennis Fool
Aug 11th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Laura into her second consecutive final after defeating Yuuiki, 2 & 0. Now faces #5 Victoria Kan for the title.

Tennis Fool
Aug 13th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Laura's win streak stops at 9, with a tough two-set loss to Vika, 67(4) 46. Still a great week for her!

Tennis Fool
Aug 20th, 2012, 09:19 AM
Laura ran over Catherine Chantraine, 0 & 1, to win her second title of the year, and third overall! She is now 15-1 in the last three tournaments :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Sep 11th, 2012, 02:54 AM
25K Sofia qualies. Laura, the #7 seed defeated #9 Ksenia Kirillova, 3 & 2, to advance to the main draw. She is now 2-all in their h2h.

She faces Isabella Shinikova in the first round.

Tennis Fool
Sep 15th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Laura reached the semis after upsetting Jasmina Tinjic, 2 & 3. It was her sixth SF of the year. She then fell to #6 Sharon Fichman, for the second straight tournament. :o This time she at least gave her a decent fight, going down 3 & 4.

This result will get her close to her career high ranking of 317, which she held back in 2009.

25K Dobrich is next. I believe she gets a SE into the main draw.

Oct 26th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Dubrovnik 2 ITF 10k clay
QF Andrei - Krejcikova 6-4 6-4
SF vs Morgosova.

Tennis Fool
Oct 29th, 2012, 08:23 PM
^ She won that match, 2 & 2, then as, the #1 seed, rallied to defeat #2 Lenka Jurikova, 36 64 62! This marks LI's third title of the year, and will next week break her career high ranking of #317, set in 2009 :yeah:

BTW, looks like she's coached by Liana-Gabriela Ungar. Has Ungar officially retired?

Tennis Fool
Nov 18th, 2012, 02:02 AM
10K Antalya.

Seeded #2, Laura has made her 5th final of the year, after defeating SE Ana Konjuh, a 14-year-old!, 4 & 1. She now faces another teen, 19-year-old Agnes Bukta, for the title.

BTW, Laura ended 2012 ranked #312-- her career high!

Tennis Fool
Nov 18th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Well, Laura fell to unheralded Agnes Bukta, 26 75 36, but it was still a very good week for her. Now on to the next Antayla.

Nov 27th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Last week she made another final but lost it.
Antalya 24 ITF 10K

20.11. Andrei L. - Cadar E. 1R 7-6(6), 6-1
21.11. Andrei L. - Mokh M. R16
23.11. Andrei L. - Vdovenco A. QF 7-6(6), 6-4
24.11. Andrei L. - Tomova V. SF 6-1, 6-2
25.11. Jaksic J. - Andrei L. F 6-2, 6-0

Tennis Fool
Dec 1st, 2012, 03:12 PM
Another 10K Antalya. This time seeded #3, she's made the finals after defeating a pair of 18 year-olds.

First, she made the SF after narrowly edging #8 Tamara Curovic, 76(6) 64.

She had an easier time making the final, defeating qualifier Kathinka Von Deichmann, 3 & 1.

Now with either face Viktoriya Tomova, or another qualifier, Marie Benoit, for the title.

Dec 2nd, 2012, 11:52 AM
She flopped once again in the final

Dec 2nd, 2012, 11:57 AM
No hate here, but I can't wait for the year end stats about Romanians in WTA/ITF finals in 2012.

The ratio is going to be awesome.

Thank God we have mental GOAT Irina-Camelia who saved us in Tashkent.

Tennis Fool
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:50 AM
Laura fell to 17 y.o. qualifier Marie Benoit. Second time in three weeks that a teen won their first pro singles title through her!

Well, Laura has one more chance in Antalya this week!

Tennis Fool
Dec 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM
Well, it looks like she pulled out.

Tennis Fool
Jan 14th, 2013, 10:49 PM
Laura starts her year off as the #2 seed at the 10K Stuttgart-Stammheim. She plays Carolin Daniels in the opening round.

Tennis Fool
Jan 16th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Won her opening match, 75 63. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Laura was upset by Laura Schaeder in three, 46 62 36. :unsure:

Tennis Fool
Feb 10th, 2013, 02:37 AM
CONGRATS to Laura for winning this week's 10K Antalya title as the #1 seed, defeating #2 seed, Eva Fernandez Brugues, 62 46 62!

This is Laura's first title of the year, and incredibly her first Antalya title! She is now even with Eva at 1-all h2h.

Really time now to focus on the 25ks.

Feb 10th, 2013, 12:09 PM
Wow she won a final :eek:

May 12th, 2013, 05:06 PM
Ettlingen vs TC Amberg
Corinna Dentoni ITA vs Laura-Ioana Andrei ROU 46 46
Lenka Jurikova SVK vs Sybille Bammer AUT 62 46 4-10
Tatjana Priachin GER vs Martina Borecka CZE 06 57
Svenja Weidemann GER vs Jeannine Prentner AUT 62 67(4) 9-11
Darina Sedenkova CZE vs Katerina Siskova-Kroupova CZE 26 75 8-10
Mia Buric GER vs Alena Vaskova CZE 75 63

Belle de Jour
May 30th, 2013, 02:42 PM
25K Maribor, R32:

(7)Masa Zec-Paskiric (SLO) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 64 62

Belle de Jour
Jun 11th, 2013, 04:29 PM
10K Essen, R32:

(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (WC)Anna Klasen (GER) 64 64 :yeah:

Jun 17th, 2013, 12:03 PM
TC Augsburg Siebentisch vs TC Amberg am Schanzl
Ani MIJACIKA CRO vs Laura-Ioana ANDREI ROU 26 62 6-10
Michaela PASTIKOVA CZE vs Sybille BAMMER AUT 26 16
Carmen KLASCHKA GER vs Stephanie WAGNER GER 06 36
Sabine KLASCHKA GER vs Katerina SISKOVA CZE 46 75 7-10
Verena SCHWEYER GER vs Alena VASKOVA CZE 16 36

Jun 30th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Bals 10k Final :

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (4)Anastasia Vdovenco (MDA) 67(3) 76(4) 76(3)

:haha: At least she won :eek:

Belle de Jour
Jun 30th, 2013, 02:04 PM
But what a struggle!

And with Vdovenco... this is crazy :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jul 1st, 2013, 12:41 AM
That scoreline :spit: Would have been awful if she lost!

However, CONGRATS, to Laura on her second ITF title of the year :D She really needs to move on from these 10Ks now!

Jul 1st, 2013, 06:37 AM
Peak Romanian WTA.

I would be interested to know now how many SPs/MPs were wasted on both sides.

Belle de Jour
Jul 1st, 2013, 04:22 PM
Well, she's in Denain, France this week, playing a 25K. Her section of the draw:

(1)Teliana Pereira (BRA) v Amandine Hesse (FRA)
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Tatiana Bua (ARG)
Marina Melnikova (RUS) v Anna Danilina (KAZ)
(WC)Celine Ghesquiere (FRA) v (6)Dia Evtimova (BUL)

Belle de Jour
Jul 3rd, 2013, 11:30 AM
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Tatiana Bua (ARG) 75 63 :yeah:

Jul 3rd, 2013, 11:42 AM
Good. Waiting for 2R now.

Belle de Jour
Jul 4th, 2013, 02:29 PM
(1)Teliana Pereira (BRA) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 63

Yeah, Mrs. Big Shot in 10k once you put her in a 25k she's bye gone...

Jul 4th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Yeah shame on her. :rolleyes:
Losing to the 1st seed, a good and uprising player.

Jul 4th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Actually the scoreline is not too bad, Pereira will enter the top 100 soon.

Belle de Jour
Jul 6th, 2013, 03:01 PM
100K Biarritz

1st Round

(3)Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) v Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU)
Q v Q
Olga SAVCHUK (UKR) v Andreea MITU (ROU)
Irena PAVLOVIC (FRA) v (5)Ekaterina BYCHKOVA (RUS)

Jul 6th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Her ranking really is inflated from whoring up 10ks, she has no business being in a 100k imo. Good luck anyway.

Belle de Jour
Jul 6th, 2013, 03:45 PM
Her ranking really is inflated from whoring up 10ks, she has no business being in a 100k imo. Good luck anyway.

100% agree, but I'd rather see her KO in 50&100Ks and let the young talented girls battle in the 10K tournaments.

Jul 6th, 2013, 04:26 PM
Oh yes, she should definitely stop playing 10ks, I just think 25ks would be more appropriate. There is one next week in her beloved Turkey :lol: Can't blame her from staying in France and visiting Biarritz tho, it's a beautiful city :oh:

Jul 6th, 2013, 04:54 PM
100% agree, but I'd rather see her KO in 50&100Ks and let the young talented girls battle in the 10K tournaments.

You have a valid point but not 100%. Andrei should play 25k and 50k but those young talented players should go for a win no matter who is in the draw.
And playing against a more experienced player is no harm for them.
Maybe I see things wrong.

Oh yes, she should definitely stop playing 10ks, I just think 25ks would be more appropriate. There is one next week in her beloved Turkey :lol: Can't blame her from staying in France and visiting Biarritz tho, it's a beautiful city :oh:

Congratulations for your fave winning a Slam title.
I think you are so happy right now.:yeah:

Belle de Jour
Jul 9th, 2013, 10:21 AM
You have a valid point but not 100%. Andrei should play 25k and 50k but those young talented players should go for a win no matter who is in the draw.
And playing against a more experienced player is no harm for them.
Maybe I see things wrong.

You don't see things wrong, but I don't know what Laura benefits from always playing unexperienced young opponents in those 10ks. Like someone once said in this forum the field in those events it's always Andrei and a bunch of teenagers. She should take the step up. I see players ranked around 500 WTA who go out there and play qualies for WTA International events, Laura has been in top 300 for more than a year now and still she seems stuck in those 10ks. Well, I suppose that she feels more comfortable beeing seeded. The underdog contention is not for everybody, I agree.

Back to her performance this week...

(3)Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 62 60 :(

Better luck next time, Laura!

Jul 9th, 2013, 03:52 PM
Judging by the results it appears that she knows her limits.

Jul 9th, 2013, 04:58 PM
She is not better than 10k level. The only reason she still plays is because she either loves the game that much or because she can afford it. I highly doubt her career is financially rewarding.

Belle de Jour
Jul 29th, 2013, 05:15 PM
25K Bad Sauglau, GER (Main Draw):

(8)Elitsa Kostova (BUL) v Q
Kristina Barrois (GER) v Anna Zaja (GER)
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Katerina Siniakova (CZE) :rolleyes:
(3)Anne Schaefer (GER) v Q

Belle de Jour
Jul 30th, 2013, 08:28 PM
Juest as expected.

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 62

Belle de Jour
Aug 5th, 2013, 01:27 PM
25K Hechingen (GER):

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Q
(wc)Laura Schaeder (GER) v Laura Thorpe (FRA)
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) v (wc)Tamara Korpatsch (GER)
(4)Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO) v Q

Good luck!

Belle de Jour
Aug 7th, 2013, 05:30 PM
25K Hechingen (GER), R32:

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Maria Mokh (RUS) 62 61 :yeah:

Laura Thorpe next for a place in the QF.

Aug 8th, 2013, 05:45 AM
Photos yesterday






Belle de Jour
Aug 8th, 2013, 04:44 PM
^ Amazing photos!

25K Hechingen (GER), R16:

Laura Thorpe (FRA) d. (7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 61 46 36 :facepalm:

50K Craiova next week.

Aug 12th, 2013, 01:57 PM
the whole album with final photos


Belle de Jour
Aug 12th, 2013, 04:54 PM
50K+H Craiova (ROU):

(1)Estrella Cabeza-Candela (ESP) v (wc)Camelia-Elena Hristea (ROU)
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Lesley Kerkhove (NED)
Dia Evtimova (BUL) v (wc)Ioana Ducu (ROU)
(5)Kristina Kucova (SVK) v (wc)Ioana Loredana Rosca (ROU)

GL Laura! :)

Belle de Jour
Aug 14th, 2013, 10:19 AM
50K+H Craiova (ROU), R32:

Lesley Kerkhove (NED) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 75 64

Belle de Jour
Aug 19th, 2013, 01:25 PM
Back to the 10K's. Bucharest this week:

(6)Arabela Fernandez-Rabener (ESP) v (wc)Stephanie Tedja Abdi (NED)
Q v Josephine Boualem (FRA)
Q v Q
(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Q

Good luck, Laura!

Belle de Jour
Aug 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM
10K Bucharest (ROU), R32:

(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Raluca Georgiana Serban (ROU) 63 61

Belle de Jour
Aug 22nd, 2013, 11:36 AM
10K Bucharest (ROU), R16:

(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Aida Martinez Sanjuan (ESP) 63 61 :yeah:

6th seed Fernandez-Rabener next.

Belle de Jour
Aug 23rd, 2013, 11:24 AM
10K Bucharest (ROU), QF:

(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (6)Arabela Fernandez-Rabener (ESP) 57 62 62 :yeah:

Cristina Adamescu next.

Belle de Jour
Aug 24th, 2013, 12:44 PM
10K Bucharest (ROU), SF:

Cristina Adamescu (ROU) d. (2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 61 67(6) 62 :hug:

Aug 26th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Laura. :hug:
This was your tournament to win.

Belle de Jour
Aug 26th, 2013, 03:08 PM
25K Mamaia (ROU):

(3)Andrea Gamiz (VEN) v (wc)Irina Maria Bara (ROU)
Lisa-Maria Moser (AUT) v Nicole Rottmann (AUT)
Cindy Burger (NED) v Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL)
Elena Bogdan (ROU) v (6)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)

1st round bye, then meets Burger in the second round. Good luck, Laura!

Belle de Jour
Aug 28th, 2013, 11:41 AM
25K Mamaia (ROU), R32:

(6)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Elena Bogdan (ROU) 64 63

Belle de Jour
Aug 29th, 2013, 10:52 AM
25K Mamaia (ROU), R16:

Cindy Burger (NED) d. (6)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 64 :facepalm:

Belle de Jour
Sep 9th, 2013, 05:05 PM
25K Sofia (BUL), MD:

(5)Cristina Dinu (ROU) v Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
(Q)Hilda Melander (SWE) v (Q)Michaela Boev (BEL)
Dia Evtimova (BUL) v Polina Vinogradova (RUS)
Isabella Shinikova (BUL) v (2)Kristina Kucova (SVK)


Belle de Jour
Sep 10th, 2013, 11:36 AM
25K Sofia (BUL), R32:

(5)Cristina Dinu (ROU) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 60 16 63


Sep 12th, 2013, 11:53 AM
Bulgarians rigged the draw. :oh:

Belle de Jour
Sep 16th, 2013, 02:17 PM
25K Dobrich (BUL), MD:

(1)Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) v Anna Danilina (KAZ)
Isabella Shinikova (BUL) v (Q)Natalija Kostic (SRB)
(Q)Martina Kubicikova (CZE) v Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
(8)Katerina Vankova (CZE) v (Q)Camelia-Elena Hristea (ROU)

GL Laura!

Belle de Jour
Sep 18th, 2013, 04:28 PM
25K Dobrich (BUL), R32:

Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Martina Kubicikova (CZE) 76(5) 64 :yeah:

8th seed Katerina Vankova next.

Belle de Jour
Sep 19th, 2013, 06:29 PM
25K Dobrich (BUL), R16:

(8)Katerina Vankova (CZE) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 61 62


Belle de Jour
Nov 4th, 2013, 01:17 PM
50K Istanbul (TUR), QD:

Q2: (5)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Melis Bayraktaloglu (TUR) 60 60
Q3: (5)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Nina Zander (GER) 64 63 :yeah:

50K Istanbul (TUR), MD:

(5)Nina Bratchikova (RUS) v (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
Eva Birnerova (CZE) v Cristina Dinu (ROU)
Maria-Elena Camerin (ITA) v Ana Vrljic (CRO)
Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) v (2)Jana Cepeolva (SVK)

Belle de Jour
Nov 5th, 2013, 01:12 PM
50K Istanbul (TUR), R32:

(Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (5)Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 60 10 Ret.

Wow, Laura!!! :cheer:

Nov 5th, 2013, 05:22 PM
LIA :eek:

Nov 5th, 2013, 07:14 PM

Nov 6th, 2013, 11:58 AM
Eva Birnerova - Laura-Ioana Andrei 6-3 6-3.

When I checked the livescore it was the 2nd set and she started well. Laura had bp(s) and all was balanced. She could not keep the rhythm apparently.

Belle de Jour
Nov 6th, 2013, 12:40 PM
Oh, Laura...

Belle de Jour
Nov 25th, 2013, 07:21 AM
25K Monterrey (MEX), MD:

(4)Mayo Hibi (JPN) v Tori Kinard (USA)
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Marcela Zacarias (MEX)
(wc)Carolina Betancourt (MEX) v Barbara Bonic (SRB)
(8)Indy De Vroome (NED) v (wc)Camila Fuentes (MEX)

Good luck, LIA!

Nov 27th, 2013, 01:11 AM
25K Monterrey (MEX), R32

Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d Marcela Zacarias (MEX) 63 62 :yeah:
4th seed Mayo Hibi of Japan up next in the round of 16

Belle de Jour
Nov 27th, 2013, 03:40 AM
Well done, Laura! :yeah:

Tough match against Hibi, but fingers crossed!

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Nov 27th, 2013, 12:46 PM
I remembered watching Zacarias a year ago against Abanda in the finale of a junior tournament. I thought she looked so good, great consistency but also aggressive when necessary. Sad to see she hasn't made any progress.

Nov 27th, 2013, 01:28 PM
Juniors are so unpredictable. In her case, she still has plenty of time to snap out of it & start playing well again. Hopefully she does. Mexico could use some up-and-comers.

Nov 27th, 2013, 05:45 PM
I remembered watching Zacarias a year ago against Abanda in the finale of a junior tournament. I thought she looked so good, great consistency but also aggressive when necessary. Sad to see she hasn't made any progress.

I remember her beating Rezai a couple of years ago making people $ happy.

I think being from a tennis development country like Mexico has a lot to do with this. I have also noticed that the geographical background for that matter is likely to decide who of two equally talented players will have the better career.

If you look for instance back at the junior world championships in Biathlon a couple of years ago you will find quite an amount of Romanian athletes in the Top 10, even on the podium. Needless to say that none of them was able to fulfil his/her potential. The training facilities are a catastrophe.

It's the time between juniors and seniors where this aspect plays a decisive role.

Nov 28th, 2013, 02:27 PM
Romanians in biathlon :eek: Now that's just ungodly !

Nov 29th, 2013, 12:54 AM
If you look for instance back at the junior world championships in Biathlon a couple of years ago you will find quite an amount of Romanian athletes in the Top 10, even on the podium. Needless to say that none of them was able to fulfil his/her potential. The training facilities are a catastrophe.

At least for sports like biathlon, skiing and ice skating you can blame the non-existent facilities for a good part of the year, but you'd think there are enough tennis courts around to support at least a few elite athletes. Somehow, though, we manage to limit their access to indoor courts in the winter to the point where even they struggle to train properly year round. Takes some talent & skill, really.

Belle de Jour
Nov 29th, 2013, 08:15 AM
25K Monterrey (MEX), R16

(4)Mayo Hibi (JAP) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 61 60 :hug:

Nov 29th, 2013, 12:57 PM
Everything above 10k and even if it's a weak one in Mexico at the end of the year is sadly 2 maybe even 3 steps above Andrei's capabilities.

Nov 29th, 2013, 03:43 PM
^ That could well be the case, but making it to the round of 16 here gets her just as many points as a 10k final. So why not end the year in a warm country, get some quality beach time in & get more doubles points while at it?

Belle de Jour
Dec 2nd, 2013, 02:02 PM
25K Merida (MEX), MD

(1)Julia Cohen (USA) v Ana Sofia Sanchez (MEX)
(Q)Francoise Abanda (CAN) v (Q)Gloria Liang (CAN)
Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) v Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
(8)Dia Evtimova (BUL) v (Q)Hilda Melander (SWE)

Good luck LIA!

Belle de Jour
Dec 2nd, 2013, 08:23 PM
25K Merida (MEX), R32:

Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 57 64 62


Dec 2nd, 2013, 10:52 PM
De bine ce prinsese un culoar favorabil. Oh well, better luck in doubles tomorrow.

Dec 5th, 2013, 12:24 AM
Into the doubles semifinals with Marina Melnikova :cheer:. Doubles draw is wide open so they could do well here.

(3)Laura Ioana Andrei (ROU)/Marina Melnikova (RUS) d. (WC)Constanza Gorches (MEX)/Jessica Hinojosa Gomez(MEX) 67(8) 64 [10-6]

Dec 6th, 2013, 04:25 PM
They lost the SF.
Melander / Peterson - Andrei / Melnikova 6-4 6-4

Still better for "Laurita Juana Andres" :) to be in warm weather of Mexico instead of cold Romania.

Belle de Jour
Dec 9th, 2013, 12:20 AM
25K Merida (MEX), MD:

(6)Marina Melnikova (RUS) v (Q)Sonja Molnar (CAN)
Marcela Zacarias (MEX) v (wc)Ana Luisa Perez Lopez (MEX)
Barbara Bonic (SRB) v Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
(2)Adriana Perez (VEN) v Miyu Kato (JPN)

Good luck Laura!

Belle de Jour
Dec 9th, 2013, 09:22 PM
25K Merida (MEX), R32:

Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Barbara Bonic (SRB) 63 64 :yeah:

2nd seed Adriana Perez of Venezuela up next.

Dec 11th, 2013, 07:17 PM
25K Merida (MEX), R16:

(2) Adriana Perez (VEN) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 76(4) 63. LIA was actually up 4-0 in the first set and served for the set at 6-5, but still ended up losing in the end :(.

Belle de Jour
Dec 11th, 2013, 10:10 PM
Well, no surprises here...

Dec 13th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Made it into the doubles final with Marina Melnikova where they will play second seeds Furlanetto/Molinero from Argentina.

(1) Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)/Marina Melnikova (RUS) d. (4) Dia Evtimova (BUL)/Lenka Wienerova (SVK) 76(4) 76(5) :yeah:

Belle de Jour
Dec 16th, 2013, 07:13 AM
25K Merida (MEX), MD:

(8)Clothilde de Bernardi (FRA) v Julia Boserup (USA)
Barbara Bonic (SRB) v (wc)Ana Luisa Perez Lopez (MEX)
Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v (Q)Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CAN)
(3)Allie Kiick (USA) v Miyu Kato (JPN)

Good luck LIA!

Dec 18th, 2013, 12:34 AM
25K Merida (MEX), R32:

Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CAN) 62 64 :yeah:

3rd seed Allie Kiick up next.

Belle de Jour
Dec 18th, 2013, 06:51 AM
25K Merida (MEX), R32:

Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CAN) 62 64 :yeah:

3rd seed Allie Kiick up next.


Belle de Jour
Dec 18th, 2013, 08:11 PM
25K Merida (MEX), R16:

(3)Allie Kiick (USA) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 62

LIA losing again in the second round, what else is new?

Dec 18th, 2013, 09:39 PM
^She's been pretty unlucky with the draw, but even when she had a chance to pull out an upset, like against Perez, she managed to lose in the end. Hopefully doubles works out better for her.

Dec 19th, 2013, 01:06 AM
Merida, 25k Doubles Quarterfinals

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)/ Marina Melnikova (RUS) w/o Ashley Weinhold (USA)/Lenka Wienerova (SVK)

Not sure what her lower-ranked doubles tournaments are but there's a very good chance she'll move into the top 200 after her semi, final and now this semifinal points from Merida are added in (82 pts -whee!).

Belle de Jour
Feb 2nd, 2014, 02:51 PM
10K Antalya (TUR), MD:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v (wc)Muge Topsel (TUR)
(Q)Anastasiya Yepisheva (KAZ) v (wc)Melissa Sehovic (BIH)
Stefana Andrei (ROU) v Stefanie Stemmer (GER)
(5)Milana Spremo (SRB) v Pauline Payet (FRA)

Good luck, LIA!

Belle de Jour
Feb 5th, 2014, 10:44 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), R32:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (wc)Muge Topsel (TUR) 62 63 :yeah:

Belle de Jour
Feb 6th, 2014, 08:32 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), R16:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Anastasiya Yepisheva (KAZ) 63 61 :yeah:

Up next 5th Milana Spremo of Serbia for a place in the semifinals. Hai Laura!

Belle de Jour
Feb 7th, 2014, 11:04 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), Q:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (5)Milana Spremo (SRB) 67(5) 62 64 :yeah:

100% Romanian semifinal against Patricia Maria Tig. I have my money on Pati though ;)

Belle de Jour
Feb 8th, 2014, 11:23 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), S:

(8)Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) d. (1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 67(4) 76(5)

Expected result, but good fight from Laura :)

Belle de Jour
Feb 10th, 2014, 11:50 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), MD:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v (wc)Teodora Radosavljevic (SRB)
(Q)Stefana Andrei (ROU) v (Q)Patricia Maria Tig (ROU)
(Q)Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN) v Cristina Adamescu (ROU)
(6)Vivien Juhaszova (SVK) v Lenka Wienerova (SVK)

Good luck LIA!

Belle de Jour
Feb 11th, 2014, 09:19 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), R32:

(1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (wc)Teodora Radosavljevic (SRB) 36 61 61 :yeah:

Personal nemesis and nightmare Patricia Maria Tig up next.

Belle de Jour
Feb 13th, 2014, 08:53 AM
10K Antalya (TUR), R16:

(Q)Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) d. (1)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 60 46 62

NID. Laura is becoming more and more Patricia's punchbag.

Belle de Jour
Mar 30th, 2014, 04:29 PM
15K Dijon (FRA), MD:

(3)Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) v Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU)
Marianna Zakarlyuk (UKR) v Anna-Giulia Remondina (ITA)
(Q)Kinnie Laisne (FRA) v Margalita Chakhnashvili-Ranzinger (GEO)
(8)Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA) v (Q)Ekaterina Yashina (RUS)

Very tough one for Laura, but good luck to her!

Belle de Jour
Mar 31st, 2014, 06:09 PM
15K Dijon (FRA), R32:

(3)Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) d. Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 76(4) 60

Belle de Jour
Jun 7th, 2014, 06:59 PM
25k Essen (GER), QD:

(3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v BYE
Katharina Jacob (GER) v BYE
(wc)Katharina Herpertz (GER) v Julia Mikulski (GER)
(9)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE

Hai LIA!

Jun 7th, 2014, 08:49 PM
She's back :cheer:. Playing doubles with Mitu, as well?

Belle de Jour
Jun 8th, 2014, 02:11 PM
25k Essen (GER), Q-R32:

(3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. Katharina Jacob (GER) 60 61 :yeah:

Belle de Jour
Jun 9th, 2014, 01:46 PM
Playing doubles with Mitu, as well?

Nope, they have different partners. LIA teamed up with Michaela Boev of Belgium and they are the first seeds, while Mitu plays with Bulgarian Isabella Shinikova (seeded fourth).

25k Essen (GER), Q-Q:

(9)Natalia Orlova (RUS) d. (3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 63 76(9) :hug:

She still doesn't count in events (or even the qualifying rounds of the events) higher than 10k.

Belle de Jour
Jun 23rd, 2014, 11:13 PM
10k Bucharest (ROU), MD:

(7)India Maggen (BEL) v Cristina Ene (ROU)
(Q)Simona Ionescu (ROU) v Camille Cheli (FRA)
Stefana Andrei (ROU) v Gabriela Talaba (ROU)
(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v (wc)Andreea Amalia Rosca (ROU)

Belle de Jour
Jun 25th, 2014, 09:28 AM
10k Bucharest (ROU), R32:

(2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (wc)Andreea Amalia Rosca (ROU) 63 36 62

Second round against Gabriela Talaba.

Belle de Jour
Jun 26th, 2014, 10:42 AM
10k Bucharest (ROU), R16:

Gabriela Talaba (ROU) d. (2)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 62 61 :facepalm:

Jun 26th, 2014, 01:19 PM
Talaba's been playing well lately, so the loss in and of itself wouldn't be that bad. That scoreline, though :facepalm:

Belle de Jour
Aug 10th, 2014, 01:21 PM
10k Istanbul (TUR), MD:

(3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v Xinyu Gao (CHN)
Oyku Boz (TUR) v (Q)Viktoriya Zheleva (BUL)
Ayla Aksu (TUR) v (Q)Ena Kajevic (CRO)
(5)Pia Konig (AUT) v Kanami Tsuji (JPN)

Good luck LIA! :cheer:

Belle de Jour
Aug 11th, 2014, 10:30 AM
10k Istanbul (TUR), R32:

Xinyu Gao (CHN) d. (3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 62 46 60 :facepalm:

Belle de Jour
Sep 22nd, 2014, 10:45 PM
10k Antalya (TUR), MD:

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v (Q)Eugenie Chapelle (BEL)
Ksenia Gaydarzhi (RUS) v Yan Wang (CHN)
Yumi Nakano (JPN) v Harriet Dart (GBR)
(2) Katerina Kramperova (CZE) v (Q)Xiaodi You (CHN)

Hard to tell what to expect from LIA these days.

Belle de Jour
Sep 24th, 2014, 02:19 PM
10k Antalya (TUR), R32:

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (Q)Eugenie Chapelle (BEL) 26 63 62 :yeah:

Second round against Yan Wang of China.

Sep 25th, 2014, 12:22 PM
10k Antalya (TUR), R16:

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d.Yan Wang (CHN) 60 63 :yeah:

Second seed Katerina Kramperova up next

Belle de Jour
Sep 25th, 2014, 11:20 PM
Comforting scoreline :yeah: Good luck in the qf! :cheer:

Belle de Jour
Sep 26th, 2014, 11:18 AM
10k Antalya (TUR), Q:

(7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (2)Katerina Kramperova (CZE) 63 26 64 :cheer:

Unexpected win tbh :) Third seed Lisa-Maria Moser of Austria up next for a place in the final.

Belle de Jour
Sep 27th, 2014, 11:23 AM
10k Antalya (TUR), S:

(3)Lisa-Maria Moser (AUT) d. (7)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 75 61 :hug:

Oct 24th, 2014, 03:34 PM
25k Instanbul (TUR) Qualifying Draw

(3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) v. (wc) Erem Akyturt (TUR)
(14)Shaklo Saidova (RUS) v. Muge Topsel (TUR)

Nice to see she's playing again. GL!

Belle de Jour
Oct 25th, 2014, 01:37 PM
25k Instanbul (TUR), Q-R32:

(3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) d. (wc)Erem Akyurt (TUR) 60 60 :cool:

Final qualifying round against Russian Shakhlo Saidova, seeded fourteen.

Belle de Jour
Oct 26th, 2014, 12:28 PM
25k Istanbul (TUR), Q-Q:

(14)Shaklo Saidova (RUS) d. (3)Laura-Ioana Andrei (ROU) 67(5) 63 62 :facepalm: