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Apr 4th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Mădălina-Victoriţa Gojnea

Birth Date 23/08/1987
Birth Place Ploiesti, Romania
Residence Bucharest, Romania
Career High Singles 177 * (18 Sep 2006) New CH: 149 (July 04, 2011) :worship:
Career High Doubles 191 * (09 Jul 2007)
Junior Career High Combined 14 (05 Jan 2004)

Her last tournament was in september 2007:
32 W Lizaan DU PLESSIS (RSA) 6-3 6-2
16 W Maite GABARRUS-ALONSO (ESP) 7-6(1) 1-6 6-4
QF W Berta MORATA-FLAQUER (ESP) 7-6(4) 6-1
SF L Heidi EL TABAKH (CAN) 2-6 2-6

She disappeared after this without anyone really knowing why it seems.

But today, she is back in the 10K of Hvar (CRO):

Madalina Gojnea ROU v. Bye
Madalina Gojnea ROU d. Iva Jancevski CRO 6-0 6-0
Madalina Gojnea ROU v. (10)Vaszilisza Bulgakova HUN

Really nice to start a comeback with a double bagel! :lol:

Perhaps someone can tell us something more about her life story? Claudiu? ;)

Apr 4th, 2010, 10:10 PM
I see kind of a pattern here. :tears:
Her last tourney was in September, so she could have gone to college after the tourney. Hopefully she's back for good, but it may be just a holiday in Croatia with a tourney :p

Apr 4th, 2010, 10:38 PM
hey Andiyan here's her life story;)


If Ploiesti ever existed on the world map of tennis that's because of Mădălina Gojnea . Former European junior champion, finalist at Roland Garros and U.S. Open, Madalina decided to return on court after two years of break, aiming that by the end of 2010, to return in top 200, where she was when she withdrawal.


Enter on Google, type Madalina Gojnea and press "Search". You'll see 15,300 results, and the links takes you to Wimbledon, Roland Garros, U.S. Open, Australian Open, or brings you in sight, names such as Azarenka, Dokic, Jankovic, Ivanovic, Wozniacki, Olaru, Cirstea, Radwanska, Loit, Gagliardi , Poutchek or Paszek, of whom tennis enthusiast should be familiar. What is the relationship between Gojnea and elite female tennis players? The player from Ploiesti was considered, not many years ago, as one of the great tennis hopes. Triple European champion, junior finalist in Grand Slam competitions and a promising debut at senior level, Madalina had all prerequisites to reach the WTA top 100. Suddenly, her career went into obscurity and the name Gojnea, would disappear very fast from the global hierarchy.

Born on a day when the people were busy with parades, August 23, 1987 ( the national day of the communist Romania - biggest hollyday at that time), Madalina first stepped on a tennis court six years later. "I started in Ploiesti, with Professor Dinu Vulpescu. I won all that was to be won in children tournaments, by the time I was 11, Mr. Vulpescu told my parents that would be better to go to Bucharest, because there, would be much easier for me to reach the top. So I went to Bucharest and, for a year, I trained at Progresul Arenas, and then until the age of 17 years at the Romanian Tennis Federation arenas", this is how Madalina Gojnea begins her story . Professor Vulpescu had flair. He developed Madalina to become one of the best junior in Europe, with three continental titles, and began to breathe Grand Slam tournaments air. In early 2003 she passed the first two rounds of the Australian Open, but she was defeated in the 3R by Eden Marama from New Zealand with whom she reached the doubles SF of the competition. Then followed Roland Garros, where she stopped in the semifinals, counting among its victims Kleybanova from Russia, now ranked 29th WTA, and Kateryna Bondarenko from Ukraine, currently the 32nd player in the world. The end of 2003 brought her a QF at the Orange Bowl, a true junior World Championship, where she destroyed Victoria Azarenka with a double 6-1, a plyer who's ranked 6th in the world! A year later, she reached the final at Roland Garros, where she lost to Karatantcheva, who, not after long time, and a fulminant climbng in the senior rankings, was detected positive after a doping control, being suspended for two years. Also she played at Roland Garros the doubles semifinal with her best friend Monica Niculescu, the two played with the trophy on the table later at the U.S. Open. In 2005, Madalina reached the QF's at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and since then, the door to the senior level was wide open for her.

Defeted Dokic
As a senior, Madalina started from down with smaller tournaments, but managed to collect the points needed for a spectacular leap in the WTA ranking. She reached the semifinals at Las Palmas and Lleida, QF at Tenerife and Marseille. She tried her chance in the qualifications at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. And in 2006, in Gorizia (Italy) she defeted Timea Bacsinszky (WTA 51) and the more popular Jelena Dokic from Australia, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist and a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open. There were times when the player from Ploiesti won over Emillie Loit, Serra-Zanetti or Bondarenko, important names in the WTA circuit, or when she brought seven wins in singles and one in doubles at the Fed Cup for Romania. "I can say that, that period was the most fruitful period of my career. When I was 17-18 years old I was around 200 WTA, I reached 177 WTA in singles and 235 in doubles, so things seemed to be going very well. I was awarded by the Romanian Federation for the biggest jump in a year recorded by WTA and Mr. Tiriac handed me an award for the most fair-play player in Romania..." Madalina Gojnea , recalls.

The decline began in late 2007. A shoulder injury, combined with a lack of people who would really care for her career, brought her to the end of a road that Madalina just begun. "I was member of a tennis club in Bucharest, I played many matches and, because of a shoulder problem,I couldn't even hold the raquet in hand. At the same club there was Florin Mergea and the people turned their attention to him. I didn't understand why, because I was a Fed Cup member, just as he was in the Davis Cup team, and I had junior performance too ...", says Madalina Gojnea. "And there was something else. When I was 17 years old, being alone in Bucharest, I signed a sponsorship contract extremely disadvantageous for me. It's true that at first, the money, few as they were, were enough to cover some travel expenses to tournaments. Then as I started to play better and better, I started to increase my earnings from tennis. But under that contract I had to give too much money and basically I ended up with nothing" added Gojnea. Because of these problems, Madalina has interrupted her career, but because she could not stay away from tennis, she started to train children at the Ploiesti Chemistry Highschool.

Again from scratch
At 23, Madalina Gojnea realized that she can have a say in tennis. She solveed her health problems and the logging for competition was too big to be kept in bounds. She put her raquets in her backpack and went again on the road. Encouraged by her mother, Minodora, and by her boyfriend, Claudiu Frâncu, known by the fans of soap operas as Dorel from the soap opera "Regina". "My passion for tennis is too high. I was tempted to come back earlier, but now I really felt prepared and determined to get back on court. After two years of break I kinda forget how is it with the tournamants rythm, but after every match I played I realized that I feel increasingly better and that I must go further." The player from Ploiesti was recently in a series of competitions in France, winning several small-scale tournaments, in one of the final she even played a set with her raquet broken. "I want to find a team where I can legitimate and where I can have competition. I got already an offer from a club in France, to play for them in the championship this spring, but I have not decided what to do. I want to go there, but the championship overlap with a series of $ 10,000 tournaments in Romania, where I was assured that I will receive a wild-card, and where I would be better to participate to begin to gather ranking points. Until then, I'll go to some competitions in Croatia", said Madalina.

In search of sponsors
"I would like to return by the end of the year in top 200. This is my aim. I'm physically well, but I need a good sparring-partner to train with" says Madalina. To do so, however, Madalina needs financial support, at least until she will get to climb in the rankings and be able to support herself at tournaments.
Valentin George is the man who contributed to Mădălina's decision to return on court and at the same time he's the one who helps her whenever posible, financially. "I got the idea to get her back on court last summer, after the famous come-back of Kim Klijters. I said that she has much to show and I committed to support her with everything I can. I started knocking at the doors of several rich people, some of them have promised help, but then forgot ... I know that there is a financial crisis, that we go through hard times, but still I hope to find support for the only tennis player from Prahova county who had grat performances in the tennis world. Would be a pity if we couldn't help Madalina to fo forward" said Valentin Gheorghe, whose daughter, Ioana, coached by Madalina, is among the best tennis player in the country at the 12 years old group.
So Madalina Gojnea proposes a bet, the one to return in the world tennis spotlight. But, at least for now, it dosen't depend only on her.

Hopefully she can get in Top200 this year...

Apr 4th, 2010, 10:39 PM
I see kind of a pattern here. :tears:
Her last tourney was in September, so she could have gone to college after the tourney.

Maybe but there are no records of her playing college tennis...

Hopefully she's back for good, but it may be just a holiday in Croatia with a tourney :p

Pessimist.. :fiery:

Edit: Fail Gigi. :happy:

Apr 4th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Haha so funny I reacted on this and then you come up with this amazing story Claudiu!! :bowdown:

I knew I could count on you! :D Did you translate all that yourself? :eek:

Her lifestory is sad.. what a downfall indeed as the article describes. :hug:
So happy she got everything together again though! Her comeback sounds interesting and promising! Can't wait what she has to offer, hopefully she can get some finances together this time. Good luck Madalina :kiss:

Apr 5th, 2010, 06:26 AM
Damn :crying2: That's a sad story.

But Mergea :unsure: He is like horrible.

Apr 5th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Madalina Gojnea ROU def. (10)Vaszilisza Bulgakova HUN 6-1 6-2 :worship:
Madalina Gojnea ROU leads Bernarda Pera CRO 4-1 :)

Apr 5th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Isn't Bulgakova that gorgeous girl?

Nice to see her comeback going well so far. If she has dreams of finishing the year in the Top200 she better get moving. ;)

Apr 7th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-1 6-1

Doubles - 1st round:
CHIREA (ROU) / GOJNEA (ROU) defeated DOBRA (CZE) / HLADIKOVA (CZE) (2) 0-6 7-6(6) [10-8]

Apr 8th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Madalina def. Silvia NJIRIC 6-2 6-2 I think she can win the whole thing ...

next is Zorica PETROV from SRB

Apr 8th, 2010, 08:10 PM
I am pretty happy to read about this "comeback". She won her 2nd round 6-0, 6-4. in QF She plays Elisa Balsamo.

Apr 8th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Solid stuff. Elisa is a good player though!

Apr 9th, 2010, 06:12 PM
(Q)Madalina Gojnea ROU d. (7)Elisa Balsamo ITA 6-2 1-6 6-1 :eek: :yeah:

Apr 10th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Great! She plays a Hungarian qualifier in the semis. The comeback will be difficult, but possible if she breaks through rapidly. She's 22 so she's right to aim for Top 200 soon. If she makes it a year from now, then why not...

Apr 10th, 2010, 05:30 PM

(Q)Madalina Gojnea ROU d. (Q)Zsofia Miko HUN 75 60


(Q)Madalina Gojnea ROU v. Ema Burgic BIH

Apr 11th, 2010, 12:52 PM
source (http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/tenis/madalina-gojnea-a-castigat-turneul-de-la-hrvat-5869274)
Madalina def Bugic 6-4, 6-4 wow she won the tournament:bounce:

Apr 11th, 2010, 04:57 PM
I'm quite certain she is in the MD of Bol with a Special Exempt. Everyone's gonna fear her :cool:

Apr 12th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Great Madalina. :worship: Best possible start!

Apr 15th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Well she didn't get into Bol. :rolleyes: Because all the semi-finalists needed SEs so they were given to the highest ranked players.

She is back in Sibenik next week. I hate these tournaments though, have to play so many bloody matches just to qualify.

Apr 17th, 2010, 09:53 PM
10K Sibernik:
1QR: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Ivana KAROLYIOVA (SVK) 6-1 6-1
2QR: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Alexandra KIESL (GER) 6-0 6-0
3QR: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) vs. Zorica PETROV (SRB) (9)

Only 57 more rounds to go! :cheer:

Apr 18th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Mădă :bounce: she def. Zorica in Hvar 6-0 6-4 I think she can do it again ;)

Only 57 more rounds to go! :cheer:

Why so many rounds?

Apr 18th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Mădă :bounce: she def. Zorica in Hvar 6-0 6-4 I think she can do it again ;)

Why so many rounds?
I'm only joking, it just takes a lot of rounds to qualify.

Apr 19th, 2010, 10:42 AM
QR3 Madalina GOJNEA ROU d. (9) Zorica PETROV SRB 64 64 :D

Apr 20th, 2010, 03:28 PM
4QR: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Martina KUBICIKOVA (CZE) (2) 6-1 6-1


Lena-Marie HOFMANN (GER) (5) Vs Silvia NJIRIC (CRO)
Dominika NOCIAROVA (SVK) Vs Indire AKIKI (CRO)
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) Vs Cindy CHALA (FRA)

Apr 21st, 2010, 12:15 AM
Very good draw. :cool:

Apr 21st, 2010, 06:32 PM
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Cindy CHALA (FRA) 6-0 1-0 Retired :smoke:

Apr 21st, 2010, 06:48 PM
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Cindy CHALA (FRA) 6-0 1-0 Retired :smoke:

Chala was afraid of a double bagel and she retired :lol: :joking:

Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:49 PM
Don't worry, we were all thinking it!

Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) (2) 6-1 6-3 :sport:

Indire AKIKI (CRO) Vs Madalina GOJNEA (ROU)

Apr 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Madalina won Sibenik 62 61 over Perrin in the final. :hearts:

Apr 25th, 2010, 08:10 PM
She's doing so well. :worship: I hope she can keep it up when she starts playing tougher events.

Apr 25th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Wins the final too: 6-2, 6-1. :worship: Exciting comeback, I am sure we all wonder what she'll do against top 200 players :lick:

Apr 26th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Whoaaaaaa... amazing run!! Great job Madalina!! :kiss:

May 14th, 2010, 01:56 PM
She got a wildcard for the 10K in Bucharest next week :yeah:

May 14th, 2010, 03:36 PM
She got a wildcard for the 10K in Bucharest next week :yeah:
Get that ranking, Madalina. :bowdown:

May 17th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Keren SHLOMO (ISR) (1) Vs Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU)
Martina CACIOTTI (ITA) Vs Raluca Elena PLATON (ROU)
Alice-Andrada RADU (ROU) Vs Dalia ZAFIROVA (BUL) (5)

Cristina-Madalina STANCU (ROU) (3) Vs Patricia CHIREA (ROU)
Dessislava MLADENOVA (BUL) Vs Diana MARCU (ROU)
Camelia-Elena HRISTEA (ROU) Vs Alexandra CADANTU (ROU) (6)

Hopefully she can keep this run up.

By the way, is there no Bucharest 100k this year?

May 17th, 2010, 06:46 PM
By the way, is there no Bucharest 100k this year?

read this ;)

May 17th, 2010, 08:12 PM
read this ;)
Ok, thank you. ;) I hope they find a sponsor soon so they can hold a WTA event.

May 20th, 2010, 11:37 PM
10K Bucharest R1

(wc)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) d. (Q)Claudia Lorenzo Fernandez (ESP) 6-3 6-3
:D Welcome back in the rankings Mads! :woohoo:


(wc)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) lost to (6)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 3-6 0-6
:sad: Tough loss. Good luck next week. Still the doubles final ahead tomorrow.

May 20th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Really random loss. :lol: Hopefully it was just an isolated bad performance because she's still only just come back. Keep on rising, Madalina! :rocker2:

May 25th, 2010, 06:17 AM
This week she will attend the 10,000 $ Clay tournament in Craiova, Romania

May 25th, 2010, 06:19 AM
R1 : Madalina Gojnea vs. Claudia Antonia Enache
Here is the main draw http://www.opentenis.ro/files/2010-05-24%20MDS.pdf
Good luck !

May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
(Q)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) def. (Q)Claudia Antonia Enache (ROU) 6-3 / 6-1
Good job Mada !
In 2R, she will face (5)Tanya Germanlieva (BUL)

May 26th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Glad she recovered after the random loss to Alex C. Keep on going Madalina! :hearts:

May 30th, 2010, 10:15 AM
10k Craiova

QR1: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. Claudia-Gianina DUMITRESCU (ROU) 6-2 6-1
QR2: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. (5)Mina GARDIC (SRB) 6-3 6-2
QFR: Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. Virginia TICA (ROU) 5-0 Ret.
R1: (Q)Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. (Q)Claudia Antonia Enache (ROU) 6-3 6-1
R2: (Q)Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. (5)Tanya Germanlieva (BUL) 6-1 6-2
QF: (Q)Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. (4)Alexandra Damaschin (ROU) 6-0 6-4
SF: (Q)Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) d. Lucia Cervera-Vazquez (ESP) 6-2 6-0
F: (Q)Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) v. (7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)

Jun 1st, 2010, 07:44 AM
This week she will attend the 10k tournament in Bucharest

R1 vs. Elena Camelia Hristea (ROU)

Good luck !

Jun 2nd, 2010, 05:33 PM
GOJNEA, Madalina def. HRISTEA, Camelia-Elena 6-1 6-2 :D

R2 vs. Cristina-Madalina STANCU (ROU) [3]

Jun 3rd, 2010, 05:05 PM
GOJNEA, Madalina def. STANCU, Cristina (ROU)[3] 6-3 / 6-7(9) Ret. :d

Quarter Final against GASPAR, Ioana (ROU)

Jun 4th, 2010, 04:22 PM
GOJNEA, Madalina def. GASPAR, Ioana 6-1 / 6-3 :D

Semifinal against DAMASCHIN, Alexandra [6]

Jun 4th, 2010, 08:05 PM
i hope she'll be another top 100 romanian some day

Jun 5th, 2010, 03:49 PM
SF W 6-1 7-5 Alexandra DAMASCHIN 549 ROU
F - Bianca HINCU 948 ROU

i'm sure she'll win it with a double bagel. lol
this girl is not kidding, she is really back on track. she'll be @600th place on the monday 7th june rankings with 33 points i think. go go mada

Jun 5th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Take the final Mada ! :D

Jun 6th, 2010, 12:13 PM
F Gojnea - Hincu 6-2 6-2
she indeed won it easy. she should step to 25k tournaments now. go mada

Jun 6th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Keep it up Mada ! :D

Jun 6th, 2010, 10:09 PM

3rd 10K win since her comeback! :bounce:

Jun 7th, 2010, 01:04 PM


Jun 7th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Madalina GOJNEA, Laura Ioana ANDREI, Florenta MIHAI (Director turneu), Elora DABIJA, Ioana GASPAR

Jun 8th, 2010, 07:13 AM
This week she will attend the 10k tournament in Iasi (ROU)
R1 vs. (2) Fatma AL NABHANI (OMA)

Jun 9th, 2010, 06:39 PM
R32 W 5-7 6-2 6-1 Fatma AL NABHANI 494 OMA
R16 - Julia HELBET - MDA
i like her more and more

Jun 11th, 2010, 06:22 AM
R16 W 6-1 6-1 Julia HELBET - MDA
QF - Raluca Elena PLATON 801 ROU
07 Iunie 2010 Iasi ITF 10.000$
Partener: IOVA Ionela-Andreea (ROU)
QF W 6-0 6-2 SPOREA (ROU) / GOIA (ROU)

Jun 11th, 2010, 08:44 AM


Jun 11th, 2010, 10:10 AM
Madalina Gojnea


Jun 11th, 2010, 10:46 AM
Nice Pics

Jun 11th, 2010, 11:52 AM
After this tournament Mada will take a week off and then will go in Germany to play two 25k tournaments. After that she will play a 75k tournament in Romania.

Jun 11th, 2010, 12:02 PM
After this tournament Mada will take a week off and then will go in Germany to play two 25k tournaments. After that she will play a 75k tournament in Romania.
That is a very good schedule. :yeah:

Jun 11th, 2010, 01:15 PM
After this tournament Mada will take a week off and then will go in Germany to play two 25k tournaments. After that she will play a 75k tournament in Romania.

Finally, she advances to 25k tournaments :D

Jun 11th, 2010, 05:41 PM
QF Gojnea - Platon 6-2 7-5
SF - Bianca HINCU 976 ROU
she already beated Hincu last week 6-2 6-2
so...hopes 4 another trophy .....in singles.
F Gojnea & Iova - Al Nabhani & Pavlova 6-3 6-3
already won it the doubles in Iasi:p

Jun 12th, 2010, 02:50 PM
SF Gojnea - Hincu 7-5 6-3

Jun 13th, 2010, 08:18 AM

Mada and Ionela Iova


Jun 13th, 2010, 12:58 PM
F Gojnea - Stoica 6-2 7-5
and...another 10 k win. good 4 her. she should do good in 25 k too, i think she has the qualities

Jun 13th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Ilinca & Madalina :D

Madalina and Florenta Mihai (RG singles runner-up in 1977)

Jun 13th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Great job Madalina! She is my new favourite after Sorana!

Jun 13th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Very good tournament for Madalina :D

Jun 13th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Didn't expect Iova to look like that...at all. :unsure:

Good to see Madalina moving on from $10K's. Will be interesting to see how she does outside of Romania as well.

Jun 13th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Madalina is much fitter than the last time I remember seeing her.

Any pictures of Ralu? :p

Jun 13th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Any pictures of Ralu? :p

Oct. 2008





6.2009 :o (she gained weight)



can't find any recent pics of her...

btw some pics with Hincu (she's a very cute girl, she's tall (above 1,80:lick:) and athletic - my type of woman )


Ruxandra Dragomir with heels can't reach her :lol:

Hincu in Iasi

Jun 14th, 2010, 05:04 PM
our comeback girl is now 567th, a very quick climbing on the rankings. we wait her in top 200 next months. keep it up Mada

Jun 14th, 2010, 10:31 PM
:bounce: Going well!

Jun 20th, 2010, 09:37 AM
Madalina is at a new high rank from her comeback: 511 with 57 points.Anyone knows when she'll play next?

Jun 20th, 2010, 05:18 PM
She`ll be in qualifying at a 25k tournament in Stuttgart-Vaihingen (GER) from 26 June

Jun 20th, 2010, 05:46 PM
this apeared on itftennis.com:
Success in finals for Madalina Gojnea
Former Romanian Fed Cup player Madalina Gojnea claimed her fourth singles and third doubles titles of 2010 with victory in the finals of the $10,000 ITF Pro Circuit tournament held Iasi in the Northeast of Romania, repeating her achievements of the previous week in Bucharest.

Once ranked within the WTA Top 200, Gojnea took the singles title with a straight sets triumph over fellow Romanian Ilinca Stoica, a Wild Card entrant into the event. The doubles title came with Ionela-Andreea Iova, also from Romania. Playing together for the first time they were named as the No. 3 seeds and saw off the challenge of the top seeded pair in the final in straight sets, in fact they did not drop a set throughout the event.

Tennis Fool
Jun 21st, 2010, 06:33 AM
Madalina makes In the News... on the G&R Watch with her title at the 10K Iasi, Romania.

Jun 21st, 2010, 10:38 PM
this apeared on itftennis.com:
Success in finals for Madalina Gojnea
Former Romanian Fed Cup player Madalina Gojnea claimed her fourth singles and third doubles titles of 2010 with victory in the finals of the $10,000 ITF Pro Circuit tournament held Iasi in the Northeast of Romania, repeating her achievements of the previous week in Bucharest.

Once ranked within the WTA Top 200, Gojnea took the singles title with a straight sets triumph over fellow Romanian Ilinca Stoica, a Wild Card entrant into the event. The doubles title came with Ionela-Andreea Iova, also from Romania. Playing together for the first time they were named as the No. 3 seeds and saw off the challenge of the top seeded pair in the final in straight sets, in fact they did not drop a set throughout the event.

Jun 24th, 2010, 06:10 PM
it seems she is going to participate, finally, at a higher level. she might be in the qualies of Stuttgart-Vaihingen Germany - ITF 25.000$, where Irina-Camelia BEGU, Agnes SZATMARI and Elena BOGDAN will be in the main draw. i wish them all luck, and to meet eachother in the semi's.

Jun 29th, 2010, 05:34 PM
she made it through the main draw at the 25 k tournament with 2 nice wins. she will face in 1st round Carmen KLASCHKA 317 GER
i wish her good luck, she can beat the german.

Jun 29th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Good luck Madalina on Main Draw:yeah::rocker:

Jun 29th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Kick ass! :rocker2:

Jun 30th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Madalina Gojnea vs Carmen Klaschka 6-1,6-3 :D:eek::bigclap:

Jun 30th, 2010, 04:11 PM

Keep on going Madalina!

Jun 30th, 2010, 05:39 PM
wow, cant belive it. go on madalina. u r great

Jun 30th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Very good. Hope she can keep going here, it would boost her ranking quite considerably.

Jul 1st, 2010, 06:03 PM
Keep it up Mada !

Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:31 AM
she lost in 2nd round against Minella, a top 200 girl, but she is on the right way. this week she is participating at another 25 k in Germany. i hope she'll pass the qualifying rounds and maybe 1 or 2 main draw rounds. good luck Mada

Jul 5th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Q-R32 W6-3 6-2 Anne DICKHARDT -GER
Q-R16- W 6-0 6-3 Cristina-Madalina STANCU 498 ROU

Jul 7th, 2010, 03:24 PM
1R: (Q)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) d. (wc)Lena-Marie Hofmann (GER) 60 61

Easy peasy.

She plays Camila Giorgi up next. :happy:

Jul 7th, 2010, 04:41 PM
well done madalina. go on and win, we wait 4 ur 25 k win:p

Jul 7th, 2010, 09:59 PM
shes a very nice person, i was at vaihingen as a hitting partner with kulhova who madalina beat in 2nd qualy round.. after the match i came to the court and told her congrats well played and stuff, she seemed very happy and when she left, she smiled, and wanted to shake hands with me :) i was surprised, so we shaked hands and she told me good luck.

i wish her all the best and hope to see her again at some tournys. :)

Jul 9th, 2010, 05:27 PM
2nd Round
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) def. Camila GIORGI (ITA) (4) 6-2 0-6 6-4
QF Gojnea - Mayr 6-3 6-2
she's extraordinary, so fast climbing the rankings. i hope she can win this 25k, anyway she is a great player. good luck Madalina, our rising star

Jul 9th, 2010, 05:29 PM
:worship: Haide!

Jul 9th, 2010, 08:54 PM
So ready for a new career high already :worship: :lol: Final should be fine now.. I dont expect her to lose to Bertens..

Jul 10th, 2010, 02:05 PM
and........she is in the Finaaaaaaaaaaaaal. Extraordynary, she baggeled Kiki in the 3rd set. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWwwww
SF Gojnea - Bertens 6-3; 4-6; 6-0
Go all the way Mada, soon u'll step to 50 k i hope

Jul 10th, 2010, 02:19 PM

She'll be upto around 375, and 345 with a win. So good!

Jul 10th, 2010, 02:22 PM

She'll be upto around 375, and 345 with a win. So good!

:yeah: she might get in Top200 this year if she continues to play like this.

Jul 10th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Go all the way Mada, soon u'll step to 50 k i hope

Next tournament is 75k in Bucharest

Jul 11th, 2010, 01:47 PM
wow, this girl is crazy good. she destroyed Caroline Garcia, no 358 in the world with 6-1, 6-0 and she won the 25k tournament:eek::worship::bounce:

Jul 11th, 2010, 02:08 PM
:spit: Wow.


Jul 12th, 2010, 03:07 PM

Pics from the final:





Jul 12th, 2010, 03:08 PM
$25,000 Darmstadt (GER)

(3)Camila Giorgi (ITA) v Q
(SE)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) v Alenka Hubacek (AUS)
Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) v Q
(6)Jessica Moore (AUS) v (wc)Vanessa Henke (GER)

Jul 13th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Darmstadt ITF 25.000$
R32 Gojnea - Hubacek 6-7(3) 6-0 6-1
good game Madalina. go 4 the 2nd 25k;)
Nice pics from the final. sweet girl

Jul 15th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Mădă def. (3)Camila Giorgi 4-6 6-0 6-4 ;)

Jul 15th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Bravo Mada. keep it up. ur gonna be soon in top 300 :bounce:

Jul 15th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Fight :rocker2:

Jul 16th, 2010, 03:35 PM
(SE)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) d. Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) 63 61

Jul 16th, 2010, 04:09 PM
(SE)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) d. Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) 63 61
great job Mada, ur the best:worship:

Jul 16th, 2010, 05:14 PM
So good. :worship:

Jul 17th, 2010, 02:04 PM
she lost today against Diatchenko 1-6; 4-6 but she did another great week, winning against some good players ranked higher then her. good luck 4 the future tournaments

Jul 19th, 2010, 09:00 AM
She Is 350 In The World This Week. Wow. She Is Flying To The Top. 114 PLACES UP:bounce::worship::worship::bounce::kiss:

Tennis Fool
Jul 20th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Welcome Madalina to the G&R as an official Watch player, plus, she makes Hon. Men. for her 25K title in Germany :)

Jul 27th, 2010, 07:19 AM
317 this week. wow. But she will play Elena Bogdan 1st round this week in Bucharest 75k. may the best win, but i keep my fingers crossed for Madalina

Jul 27th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Spotlighting on...Madalina Gojnea
link (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/spotlighton/2010/june2010.asp)

22-year old former Romanian Fed Cup player, Madalina Gojnea, is our featured player for June. Currently in the process of getting her tennis career back on track following a two-year injury layoff, Gojnea entered into three tournaments this month on the ITF Pro Circuit taking in singles and doubles events in Bucharest and Iasi in Romania plus Stuttgart in Germany.


Up first this month for the former WTA world No. 177, was a $10,000 tournament in Romania’s southeastern capital city, Bucharest. As her current city of residence Gojnea was hoping to put in a good performance and she wouldn’t disappoint. As an unseeded player, Gojnea won through the opening round with the loss of just three games to set up a second round match with the tournament’s No. 3 seed, Cristina-Madalina Stancu. As expected, this proved a tough match for Gojnea but fortunately she was awarded the win when her seeded opponent retired from the match just after having won a tiebreak to level the scores. A straight forward win followed in the quarterfinal and another seeded player awaited her in the semifinal. Sixth seed Alexandra Damaschin, also from Romania, was only able to take one game off Gojnea in the first set but the second set was much more closely fought. As the score reached 5-all it was Gojnea who would go on to take the following two games and claim the scalp of another seed and move into the final, her fourth singles final since making her return to tennis only a couple of month ago. In the final she was to face a fifth successive Romanian opponent, this time Bianca Hincu who had come through the qualifying event and it wasn’t long before Gojnea, with a 62 62 win, had secured a third title of 2010. Success also came her way in the doubles event as fourth seed with partner Laura-Ioana Andrei. After losing the first set of the opening round the pair never looked back and did not drop another set en-route to the title. A run which included a semifinal win over the No. 1 seeds.

Fresh from her Bucharest triumphs she remained in Romania and travelled to the northeast region of the country for a $10,000 tournament in the city of Iasi. Gojnea drew a tough opening round opponent in the No. 2 seeded Fatma Al Nabhani from Oman but after losing a close first set 75, Gojnea went on to sweep her opponent aside, losing just three more games. She then only lost just the one game in each set of a straight sets second round victory to reach the quarterfinal. She next faced the first of three fellow Romanian players as she would make it through to another final. No. 6 seed Raluca Elena Platon was seen off 62 75 in the quarterfinal which brought about an encounter with Bianca Hincu, her opponent from the Bucharest final. This match proved tougher to win than the previous week’s match as Gojnea scraped through with a 75 63 win. In the final Wild Card entrant Ilinca Stoica offered little resistance to Gojnea’s play in the opening set and, despite improving in the second set, Gojnea won a second successive singles title in Romania with a 62 75 victory. In the doubles event, a change of partner did not bring about a change in fortune for Gojnea as with new partner Ionela-Andreea Iova, and seeded third, the title was won without loss of a set including wins over the No. 2 and No. 1 seeds in the semifinal and final respectively.

Having won two singles titles and two doubles titles, Gojnea took some time out before resuming the month’s play in Germany two weeks later with an appearance in the $25,000 Stuttgart tournament’s qualifying event. Two wins in this event saw her qualify for the main draw. Still full of confidence from her performances in Romania, Gojnea saw off Germany’s Carmen Klaschka in straight sets before making a second round exit, 75 75, at the hands of the No. 3 seed and eventual champion Mandy Minella from Luxembourg. Gojnea again changed her doubles partner and, teamed with Croatia’s Dorotea Kraljevic, also made an early exit from this event with a 61 63 first round loss.

A somewhat disappointing end to the month in southern Germany after all the success in Romania but with titles won in two out of three tournaments this month and with an overall record of four wins from five singles finals and three from four doubles finals, since her April 2010 return from an enforced two year injury absence, her career is well and truly back on track.

Interview with Madalina Gojnea
Following her success at the $10,000 Iasi, Romania tournament on the ITF Pro Circuit during the week commencing June 7th 2010, Madalina Gojnea, who in 2006 ranked as high as 177 in the WTA rankings, gave the following interview.

Madalina, what thoughts did you have coming into this ITF tournament in Iasi?
MG: I came to Iasi with a strong desire to win the tournament

You were once highly ranked by the WTA but have dropped many ranking places, why this?
MG: I had to interrupt my tennis for two years due to health reasons and as a result I lost many ranking points. Now these problems have been resolved and I returned to the circuit, with a desire to recover lost time!

When did you take your first steps into tennis?
MG: At the age of six years with the CSS Ploiesti coach Dinu Vulpescu. Now playing for TC-Livonia Nastase of Bucharest, where Florenta Mihai trains, but I have a personal trainer!

As of Saturday, as a special guest of the City, the former great tennis player and current coach of Romania, Mrs. Florenta Mihai, will be present at the arena CFR Iasi ...
MG: I heard this and I am very glad of Mrs. Florenta Mihai has come to Iasi, which probably will see higher stages of competition.

You have many excellent performances throughout your career, can you give us a short summary from this chapter?
MG: In 2004 I played the final at Junior Roland Garros and along with Monica Niculescu I have been girls doubles finalist at the U.S. Open junior tournament. I have been triple European champion in singles and doubles. Various senior tournaments, I have beaten Anna Smashnova of Israel in Fed Cup, when she was around 37 in the WTA rankings and also Emile Loit of France, when she was around the No. 30 mark in the WTA rankings. As a junior I've defeated Ana Ivanovic (Serbia), Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) among others.

What does tennis mean to Madalina Gojnea?
MG: For me it is all happy, some financial items!

Can you live only in tennis?
MG: I say yes. Anyway, I want to get into the WTA Top 100 players in the world and I have great confidence in me to achieve this!

Who are the best tennis players in Romania at the moment?
MG: Alexandra Dulgheru and Sorana Cirstea.

In tennis, who’s game do you liken yourself to?
MG: Many people have told me that my game closely resembles that of Kim Clijsters.

What’s next for Madalina Gojnea in her life of a tennis player?
MG: The following is a holiday week, because I am physically and mentally tired after several consecutive tournaments played. Then get ready to participate in two tournaments in Germany and $25,000 and $75,000 tournament in Bucharest.

Tennis Fool
Jul 28th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Madalina makes Hon. Men. on the G&R for her semifinal at the 25K Darmstadt :)

Jul 28th, 2010, 05:13 AM
One more pic from ITF website ;) http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_49448_gallery.JPG.

Jul 28th, 2010, 05:37 PM
can u belive this? she beat Elena Bogdan 6-0, 6-0. incredible, no way mannn:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Jul 29th, 2010, 05:50 PM
R16 Ondraskova - Gojnea 7-5 6-4:sad::sad::sad::sad: good form anyway

Jul 29th, 2010, 06:01 PM

Jul 29th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Ondraskova been playing very well of late. This was always going to be a toughy. But good that Mada made it competitive. She is definately playing at top 200 level, maybe even top 150, and she is only going to get better. :)

Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:06 AM
she is 302 this week. yupyyyyyyyyyyy. go on girl

Aug 9th, 2010, 07:20 PM
she plays $25,000 Trnava 2010 this week
1st round vs Indire AKIKI (CRO)

Aug 11th, 2010, 06:48 PM
she won
Madalina GOJNEA (ROU) defeated Indire AKIKI (CRO) 7-5 6-2

Aug 13th, 2010, 08:10 AM
R16 W 6-4 7-6(4) Karolina PLISKOVA 203 CZE

Aug 13th, 2010, 08:57 AM
R16 W 6-4 7-6(4) Karolina PLISKOVA 203 CZE

:eek: That's an awfully good win. Possibly the best of her comeback so far (only Camila Georgi has been ranked higher and Pliskova is very highly touted).

Aug 13th, 2010, 04:59 PM
I know, right :bounce:

But still, I find the Pliskova's overhyped. Because of the twin thing people automatically get expectations, it seems. :shrug:

I feared more for Lenka Juriková, who is actually in form. And it seems I was right, she lost 2-6 2-6 :hug: :sad:

Aug 14th, 2010, 07:06 AM
another good tournament i think. good luck Mada

Aug 17th, 2010, 01:13 PM
16 August 2010 Olomouc ITF 25.000$
R32 W 6-3 6-1 Stephanie VONGSOUTHI 292 FRA

Aug 20th, 2010, 11:47 AM
R16 L WO Sheng-Nan SUN 249 CHN
:( she retired before the game, hope she's not badly injured

Sep 15th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Mada win today 1-6 6-4 6-4 :)
She came back from 1-6 2-4

But it will be hard with Cornet

Sep 16th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Mada win today 1-6 6-4 6-4 :)
She came back from 1-6 2-4

But it will be hard with Cornet
great result. hope she will defeat Cornet too

Sep 25th, 2010, 09:26 AM
20 Septembrie 2010 Bucharest ITF 25.000$
QF W 6-4 3-0 Retired Irina-Camelia BEGU 224 ROU
R16 W 4-1 Ret. Patricia MAYR 110 AUT
R32 W 4-6 6-0 6-4 Nicola GEUER 302 GER
another good tournament. maybe she will win at home

Sep 25th, 2010, 10:03 AM
I want to see Mada and Elena Bogdan work really hard these next couple of months so that Romania can finish the year with 10 players in the top 200. I doubt Romania would ever have finished a year with so many players ranked so highly. Fingers crossed it will happen. :)

Sep 25th, 2010, 11:32 AM
România is the future of tennis :rocker2:

Sep 25th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I want to see Mada and Elena Bogdan work really hard these next couple of months so that Romania can finish the year with 10 players in the top 200.
Seems perfectly feasible for both of them; maybe they should raise the bar to at least 50.000 tournaments if not higher

Sep 25th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Madalina Gojnea def. Lenka Jurikova (3) 6:4 6:3 :cheer: :bounce: :cheer:

What an incredible come back from her till now. She should crest it with a triumph at her home tournament in Bucharest, where she has to beat Kristina Kucova in the finals. Come on Mada, it's your chance to shine after a long time of depression.

Sep 26th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Madalina Gojnea - Kristina Kucova 6-4 6-4 :)
Nice win Mada! Top 200 is around the corner now

Sep 26th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Mada !!! :bigclap: :worship: :bowdown: :woohoo: :cheer:

What a great performance at home! Keep it up and someday you will win against Top 200 players regularly!

Sep 26th, 2010, 08:50 PM
"I would like to return by the end of the year in top 200. This is my aim."

:bowdown: What a major achievement for herself. :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Oct 6th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Madalina makes Hon. Men. on the G&R for her 6th ITF title of the year :)

Oct 7th, 2010, 06:52 AM
Madalina won the National Championship (singles and doubles with Iova)

Singles Final:
Madalina Gojnea (1) - Cristina Mitu (2): 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles final:
Madalina Gojnea/Ionela Iova (1) - Alexandra Damaschin/Cristina Mitu (2): 3-6, 7-6(3), 14-12

Oct 7th, 2010, 10:16 AM
excellent job Mada

Oct 15th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Mada is ready to qualify for her first WTA main draw and crest her successful come back. She will start in the qualifiers of Luxembourg and will play the first round against Lucie Hradecka.

(4) Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Sania Mirza (IND)
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Madalina Gojnea (ROU)
Anne Kremer (LUX) v Iryna Kuryanovich (BLR)
Caroline Garcia (FRA) v (8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)

Dood luck Mada!! :cheer:

Oct 16th, 2010, 04:23 AM
Very tough draw to qualify, but hopefully Mada can surprise. Should be very confident coming in with the win in Bucharest and the National Championship (which I assume was also in Bucharest?).

Best of luck! :yeah:

Oct 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Lost 4-6 0-6. Serving sucked today (47% 1st serve, 7 DFs 0 aces). Scoreline looks more harsh than it was, Mada only took 1 of 9 BP possibilities. Nice try though:) :hug:

Oct 16th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Yes, I looked at the live scores and the only break she could manage, was the one in order to her first break ball. So, she leaded with 3:0, but then she wasted a lot of chances. :o

She should better concentrate on ITF events in the nearer future. Maybe, she will sometime be good enough to start in WTA qualifications. :)

Oct 26th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Qualifying round ITF in Poitiers:

(4)Madalina Gojnea def. (6)Jasmina Tinjic 6:2 2:6 7:5 :yeah:

She qualified in a tough match for the main draw, but in the first round she will face Simona :o

Oct 26th, 2010, 02:49 PM
First round ITF in Poitiers:

Simona Halep def. Madalina Gojnea 7:6(4) 3:1 Ret. :shrug:

I'm happy for Simona, but I'm also wondering what has happened to Mada after a good first set :confused:

Oct 27th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Anyone please tell me a bit of her play and how she's been like. See now she's kind of injured, isn't she? :awww:

And most importently how do you pronounce her name and what do you usually call her :)?

I should soon be talking to her if she comes to Taipei. Would appreciate any of your help. :D

Oct 28th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Anyone please tell me a bit of her play and how she's been like. See now she's kind of injured, isn't she? :awww:

And most importently how do you pronounce her name and what do you usually call her :)?

I should soon be talking to her if she comes to Taipei. Would appreciate any of your help. :D

I've never seen her play, but I heard that her game is similar to what Clijters plays.
Mădălina is pronounced something like Muh-duh-LEE-nah (the h's are soft) - here's a native pron. Link (http://ro.forvo.com/word/m%C4%83d%C4%83lina#ro). Mădă (Muh-Duh) is the short form of Mădălina so is safe to call her that way ;)

Nov 2nd, 2010, 02:26 PM
First round 100K ITF event in Taipeh:

Madalina Gojnea def. Zarina Diyas 1:6 6:1 6:3 :woohoo:

Very good job from Mada after she was blown away in the first set. I didn't expect such a performance after her retirement last week against Simona! :worship:

Next round against Morita will be tough :unsure:

Nov 3rd, 2010, 10:52 AM
This is not an ad, but you have the chance to discuss with Mada here: http://www.sport365.ro/forum/jucatoare-romane-de-tenis/5866-madalina-gojnea-23.html

Nov 4th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Second round 100K ITF in Taipeh:

(4)Ayumi Morita def. Madalina Gojnea 6:2 6:7(4) 6:4 :o

First, Morita was serving for the match in the second set, but she lost tie break.
Then, Mada leaded 3:0 in the final one, but couldn't hold on. :rolleyes:

Dec 4th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Madalina Gojnea, Monica Niculescu, Horia Tecau, Simona Halep, Firicel Tomai (Simona's coach) & Marius Copil
http://www.libertatea.ro/usr/thumbs/thumb_800_x_558_313390_312668_premiile_tenis_parte ner_3.jpg

http://www.libertatea.ro/usr/thumbs/thumb_726_x_600_313390_312667_premiile_tenis_parte ner_2.jpg


Jan 12th, 2011, 07:06 AM
AO Qualifying Draw

[11] Han vs. Gojnea
Stephens vs. Ungur
Lertcheewakarn vs. El Tabakh
Woerle vs. [21] Cetkovska

Jan 12th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Good luck Mada :rocker: I really hope she can win some matches :)

Jan 14th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Madalina Gojnea def. [11]Xinyun Han (CHN) 6-4 / 2-6 / 6-3
Congrats Mada ! :cheer:

Jan 14th, 2011, 06:37 AM
Han could become Romania's favourite opponent! :lol:

Jan 14th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Mada :cheer:

Jan 14th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Does everybody realize how crazy this comeback is? She had not played for 3 years, then she started playing again in April 2010, just 9 months ago!

9 months later she's back where she was around the time of her Career High, 177, in September 2006. Now she's on the verge of the top 200 again after her QR1 win, debuting at the Australian Open. :worship:

Jan 14th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Impressive comeback. She struggled with a shoulder injury back in 2007 and the lack of sponsors since then, but in 2010 she managed to get her game back on track. 2011 should be her breakthrough year and top 100 might not be so far away! All the luck Mădă from now on and hope to see you in the main draw in all major four this year! She really is a fighter! My hat is off to her! :worship:

Jan 15th, 2011, 06:41 AM
Madalina Gojnea def. Sloane Stephens(USA) 6-3 / 2-6 / 7-5
One more win and you're in the Main Draw Mada .. You can do it ! :cheer:

Jan 15th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Mada :worship: One more win hopefully :cheer:

Jan 15th, 2011, 07:59 AM
Mada!! :yeah:

Jan 16th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Kathrin Woerle def. Madalina Gojnea 6-3 / 6-4
You were so close Mada :sad:

Jan 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
:hug: But she can be proud about it :)

Jan 31st, 2011, 12:54 AM
Mădă reached this week a new career high of 176! You go girl! This is your year! Top100 is yours! :worship:

Jan 31st, 2011, 04:58 AM
GREAT! :woohoo:

Jan 31st, 2011, 09:14 AM
new career high :drool:

Feb 6th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Second Qualifyin Round 100k ITF Cali:

Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) def. (2)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) 6:3 4:6 6:4 :weirdo:

I expected her to qualify easily... :sobbing:

Feb 7th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Uch :hug:

Feb 10th, 2011, 05:59 PM
It is so refreshing to find this thread about Madalina Gojnea. Nice comeback story. I just hope she can sustain and further improve her game.

Feb 12th, 2011, 07:14 AM
WTA Bogota Qualifying:

(3)Kathrin Woerle (GER) v (wc)Yuliana Lizarazo (COL)
Madalina Gojnea (ROU) v Eva Fernandez-Brugues (ESP)
Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) v Heidi El Tabakh (CAN)
(wc)Alexandra Moreno-Kaste (COL) v (8)Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP)

A very tough section of the draw! But Wörle maybe has to withdraw if she beats Irina in the semis of Cali... :unsure:

Feb 12th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Good luck Mada :rocker:

Feb 12th, 2011, 02:48 PM
A very tough section of the draw! But Wörle maybe has to withdraw if she beats Irina in the semis of Cali... :unsure:

I hate that, why can't they make it possible for players to play in both tournaments. I believe Begu is in the same position as Worle if she wins because she is also registered for the tournament in Bogota.
So let's see who wants it...less :)

Anyway, to stay on topic, good Luck Madalina! I hope this week she gets to at least advance to the main draw.

Feb 12th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Difficult first round win 36 63 64 :) Good fight :)

Feb 14th, 2011, 04:12 PM
But the scoreline is not convincing at all... :shrug:

Feb 14th, 2011, 04:15 PM
WTA Bogota Qualifying:

Madalina Gojnea def. (wc)Yuliana Lizarazo 7:6 6:4 :)

The Columbian girl knows the height conditions in Bogota very well, so it's not that surprising that the match was a close one. Her final opponent will be Garcia-Vidagany after a sufficient rest.

I hope she can take revenge for Ralu! :devil:

Feb 14th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Does anyone know the name of Madalina Gojnea's sponsor right now, if any?

Feb 19th, 2011, 09:25 AM
WTA Acapulco Qualifying:

(4)Irina Falconi (USA) v Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP)
Stephanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) v Mariana Duque Marino (COL)
Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
Madalina Gojnea (ROU) v (5)Xinyun Han (CHN)

Tough draw, but I hope she will do well! :)

Feb 19th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Good luck Mada :rocker:

Feb 19th, 2011, 11:14 PM
WTA Acapulco Qualifying, Round 1:

Madalina Gojnea def. (5)Xinyun Han 6:3 6:0 :eek:

Well done Mada against the Chinese who reached the quarters at Bogota! :worship:

Ralu won the first set against Grönefeld, so I hope for a Romanian duel in round 2! ;)

Feb 20th, 2011, 12:32 AM
:yeah: Solid win. I knew she could do it. Now vs Olaru... :shrug:

Feb 20th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Well done :yeah: Great scoreline :)

Feb 21st, 2011, 04:14 AM
WTA Acapulco, Qualifying Round 2:

Madalina Gojnea def. Ioana-Raluca Olaru 6:3 6:3 :yeah: :sad:

Well done, though I'm a bit sad for Ralu... :o
Now beat Foretz-Gacon to reach your first WTA main draw! :bounce:

Feb 21st, 2011, 06:58 AM
Foretz just beat García, the one Mada lost to last week. :scared:

Feb 21st, 2011, 01:19 PM
Mada wasn't in good shape at the beginning of the clay season, where she lost to Kichenok and had to go through 3 sets against a player I've never heard of (and the close match against this Columbian wild card player)!

The matches in Acapulco so far went very promising for her, so I'm very optimistic this time! :)

Feb 21st, 2011, 06:02 PM
Well done :yeah: Hopefully one more win! But it will be very tough.

Feb 21st, 2011, 08:20 PM


Feb 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM
:worship: 6-1, 6-2. She demolished Foretz! Her first MD at WTA level! All the luck Mădă! Show them what are you capable of! :bounce:

Feb 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
WTA Acapulco, Final Qualifying Round:

Madalina Gojnea def. Stephanie Foretz-Gacon 6:1 6:2 :woohoo:

I'm so proud of you! :hug:
The come back was a full success crested by the first WTA main draw participation of her entire tennis career? :unsure:

She is in the form of her life and I really hope for a good draw there! :cheer:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Scarily easy :bigclap: :eek:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
Nicely done :)

The come back was a full success crested by the first WTA main draw participation of her entire tennis career? :unsure:

She did make a lucky-loser appearance in Rabat 2006 MD and even won a match.

Almost five years ago :eek:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:36 PM
Oh, that was long time ago and she was LL, so it's her first main draw as a real qualifier! :)

By the way, her second main draw win is more than possible! She will face the Czech wild card-player Kristyna Pliskova in the first round. :yeah:

Good luck! :cheer:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:13 PM
Woow this is so so great :worship:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:30 PM
I hope Madalina is going to make many people happy with her play in Acapulco.

Feb 22nd, 2011, 10:26 PM
WTA Acapulco, Round 1:

(Q)Madalina Gojnea def. Kristyna Pliskova 6:4 6:1 :yeah:

Well done! Her opponent was just useless in set two, when Mada made 14 out of the last 15 points! :lol:

Next opponent will be the winner of Zahlavova against Suarez-Navarro :unsure:

Feb 22nd, 2011, 10:26 PM
(Q)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) d. (wc)Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 64 61 :worship:

Nothing to lose now!

Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:42 PM
Great tournament already and indeed nothing to lose now :)

Feb 24th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Suarez-Navarro def. Madalina 6-4 6-3 :sad:

Feb 24th, 2011, 12:11 PM
A good week for her, though! No pity on that! :hug:

Feb 24th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Indeed great week :hug:

Feb 28th, 2011, 02:38 PM
#160 this week! :woohoo:

New career high! :cool:

Mar 4th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Does anybody know if she plays in the Qualifying tournament at Indian Wells?

Mar 4th, 2011, 07:01 PM
With her ranking she would just be an alternate and the chances would be very low to get in the qualies, so I guess no... :shrug:

Mar 4th, 2011, 09:38 PM
and that's because they considered the Rankings as of sometime in January, when she was around 200, isn't that right? Otherwise I don't see why she could not make the qualifying, there are 128 girls in the main draw.

Mar 5th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Yes, but it would become very tough even with her current ranking of 160 because all players from position 80 upwards have to play qualies and most of them do because there is no other WTA event that week... :shrug:

Mar 9th, 2011, 09:41 PM
@ Andiyan: I just saw that you have to update Mada's career high in the opening post! ;)

Apr 1st, 2011, 08:40 PM
WTA Marbella, Qualifying:

(3)Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) v Madalina Gojnea (ROU)
Catalina Castano (COL) v (wc)Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
Eva Fernandez-Brugues (ESP) v Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) v (8)Corinna Dentoni (ITA)

You can beat Meusburger for sure! :cheer:

Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:56 AM
Good luck Mada :rocker:

Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:10 PM
She lost 46 62 (1)67 :sad:
She was leading in the third and was really thinking she could do it :sad:

Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
And she was 4-0 up in the first set before she completely melted down... :o
Bad break point conversion! :(

Good luck for your next events! :hug:

Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:56 AM




Apr 3rd, 2011, 10:03 AM
The last picture shows how I felt during her chokes... :o

Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM

Apr 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
ITF 25k Casablanca, Round 1:

(Q)Jasmina Tinjic (BIH) def. (4)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) 6:2 6:7(4) 6:4 :help:

Still not fully recovere from her choke... :facepalm:

Apr 11th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Really sad she couldn't win this one. Hopefully she finds her confidence back asap

Apr 22nd, 2011, 06:08 PM
Her part of the Q-draw in Estoril

(3) Arantxa Rus (NED) v Anne Kremer (LUX)
Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) v Elena Bogdan (ROU)
Madalina Gojnea (ROU) v (wc)Margarida Moura (POR)
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP) v (8) Michaella Krajicek (NED)

Winnable first round but I think it will be tough to qualify. Good luck :rocker:

Apr 22nd, 2011, 06:17 PM
This should be easy...

Apr 22nd, 2011, 06:24 PM
Well, Rus could be dangerous and she lately lost to Meusburger and Tinjic... :unsure:

Apr 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
This is really not easy :help:

Apr 23rd, 2011, 04:11 PM
WTA Estoril, Qualifying Round 1:

Madalina Gojnea def. (WC)Margarida Moura 6:1 6:0 :)

This Moura girl is a walking bye, so not much of a task to beat her, but 6 DFs are a way too much... :unsure:
And she had some problems converting her BPs! Still an important win for her to get her confidence back after some bad losses! :)

Apr 23rd, 2011, 10:22 PM
Solid start :yeah:

Apr 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM
WTA Estoril, Qualifying Round 2:

Beatriz Garcia-vidagany def. Madalina Gojnea 1:6 7:6(2) 6:3 :o

Mada served twice for the second set... :facepalm:

May 7th, 2011, 11:32 AM
WTA Roma, Qualifying Round 1:

(5) RUS Alla Kudryavtseva v Mădălina Gojnea

Match about to start! Hai Mădă!!!

LE: :worship: She won! 6-2, 6-3! Next she's facing the No. 10 seed, Chanelle Scheepers from South Africa for accession on the main draw. Hai Mădă! :bounce:

May 7th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Biggest win of her career for sure! :hi5:
Though some people said that Alla was ill or so... :shrug:

What a pity that she only receives a small amount of points for that! :o

May 7th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Well done :yeah:
Alla has a back injury I think ;)

May 18th, 2011, 12:34 PM
lost second qualifying round against Scheepers 3-6, 2-6 :hug:

RG QR1: Alexandra Cadantu def. Madalina Gojnea 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 :o

It's never easy to face a compatriote! :hug:

May 18th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Aah damn it :sad:

May 18th, 2011, 04:16 PM
:tears: Tough match.

May 18th, 2011, 05:27 PM
I was cheering for Madalina just because she has a story that I know while I don't know much about Cadantu.
I still hold hope that she will become a top player in the future.

May 20th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Mădă was injured during the 3rd set :(

May 21st, 2011, 03:00 PM
Mădă was injured during the 3rd set :(

What happened? I hope it's nothing bad with her. :tape:

Jun 13th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Mada is back again and lost in the second round of the 100k in Marseille to the eventual champion Parmentier in a tight 3 setter! :hug:

Jun 13th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Madalina is the only player skipping the Wimbledon qualies for an ITF 25k event in Montpellier on her beloved clay! :worship:
Grass has always been a torture for her! :lol:

She is of course top seed there andhopefully took the wright decision by gaining some easy points there! :cheer:

Jun 14th, 2011, 08:31 PM
She is of course top seed there andhopefully took the wright decision by gaining some easy points there! :cheer:

R32: (Q)Bibiane Schoofs def. (1)Madalina Gojnea 6-2 6-2 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Yeah, skipping the Wimby qualies for a humiliation at 25k level! :tape:

Jun 14th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Her new WTA profile picture:

Madalina Gojnea (ROM)
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2011+French+Open+ATP+WTA+Headshots+IQFCC5MVN90l.jp g

Jun 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Nice picture. What a shame she is losing games like the one today.

Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
Mădă plays her third WTA tournament main draw at Budapest next week.

Bad draw though, against No. 2 seed, Italian Sara Errani.

Good luck Mădă! see ya in the 2nd round! :wavey:

Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:37 PM
Indeed tough draw. good luck :rocker:

Jul 4th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Career high of #149 this week! :woohoo:

Jul 4th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Her match against Errani will be streamed at 18:00 CET tomorrow :cool:

Jul 4th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Common Madalina, show us someting, beat Errani!

Tennis Fool
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Madalina gets an Hon Men on the G&R Watch for reaching the semis of Torun :)

Jul 5th, 2011, 08:33 PM
She lost 63 61 :hug: It sucks she had to draw a top seed