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AnDrEi.b
Jan 6th, 2011, 05:37 PM
This is Alexandra

Residence : Bucharest, Romania
Date of birth : 03/05/1990
Birthplace : Bucharest, Romania
Height : 1.66m
Weight : 46 kg
Plays : Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface : Clay
Win/Loss Record - Singles : 145 - 70
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles : 7
Career High Singles : 248 (December 20, 2010), current rank is 250

Personally

* Alexandra started playing tennis when she was 4 years old
* Her father, Alexandru, got her on the tennis court for first time
* Short right kick is her preffered shot
* She likes playing offensive on court
* As personal interests are swimming and listening to music

AnDrEi.b
Jan 6th, 2011, 05:45 PM
This year she will start the season next week at the 25k ITF tournament in Plantation (USA) as 7th seed

Curcubeu
Jan 7th, 2011, 09:39 AM
Finally her own thread :)

Good luck for the next season! :cheer:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Plantation R1 : Alexandra vs. Jelena Pandzic (CRO)
Good luck Alex ! :hug:

Curcubeu
Jan 11th, 2011, 07:40 PM
(7)Alexandra cadantu def. Jelena Pandzic 6:4 6:4 :yeah:

Great Alex! Now she is also making progress on faster courts showing her improvements of the off-season! :cheer:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Congrats Alex :hug:
Curcubeu : By the way, Alex is playing on clay at Plantation :)

Curcubeu
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Congrats Alex :hug:
Curcubeu : By the way, Alex is playing on clay at Plantation :)

That explains it all! I don't know how I came to the idea of HC! :spit:

I will write you a pm ;)

ROUmanian
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Bravo Alexandra! Keep up the good work started last season and show us what you can at Roland Garros! All the best!

AnDrEi.b
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Plantation R2 : (7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) vs. (Q)Allie Will (USA)
GL Alex ! :cheer:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:00 AM
(7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) def. (Q)Allie Will (USA) 6-3 / 4-6 / 6-4
Congrats Alex :cheer:
QF vs. Julia Boserup (USA)
GL :hug:

Andiyan
Jan 14th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Great start of the year already! :yeah:
Thanks for creating her thread, Bacan :)

AnDrEi.b
Jan 14th, 2011, 08:41 PM
(7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Julia Boserup (USA) 7-6(5) / 4-6 / 7-6(6)
Great fight from Alex .. Congrats :cheer:
SF vs. Lenka Wienerova (SVK)

Curcubeu
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:46 PM
(7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Julia Boserup (USA) 7-6(5) / 4-6 / 7-6(6)
Great fight from Alex .. Congrats :cheer:
SF vs. Lenka Wienerova (SVK)

Now, we are all so happy that she won the match, but in TT we didn't even trust in her! :rolls:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 15th, 2011, 06:16 AM
Now, we are all so happy that she won the match, but in TT we didn't even trust in her! :rolls:

Julia was in an impressive form :)

ROUmanian
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:13 AM
This girl never stops to amaze me! Bravo Alex!!!

Curcubeu
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Alex won 6:2 4:6 6:1 :woohoo:

And I once again didn't trust in her in TT. She punished me again :lol:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 15th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Now win the final Alex :cheer:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
(8)Sharon Fichman (CAN) def. (7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 6-3 / 7-6(2)
You were so close Alex :sad: :hug:

ROUmanian
Jan 16th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Damn....

Curcubeu
Jan 16th, 2011, 06:48 PM
I don't know if I should be sad or happy about that... :shrug:

On the one hand Alex was so close especially in the second set to win this title and I would have really granted her that important win, but on the other hand, her loss brought me the title in TT, so :rolleyes:

Well, good luck Alex in Lutz! Keep up your good form! :cheer:

Andiyan
Jan 16th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Not a shame, very good start of the year, and a close match against an experienced claycourter.
:yeah:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:59 PM
This week Alex is attending the ITF 25k tournament in Lutz, FL (USA) as 8th seed

Main Draw

(1)Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) v (wc)Allie Will (USA)
Julia Boserup (USA) v Q

Lenka Wienerova (SVK) v Jennifer Elie (USA)
(5)Melanie Klaffner (AUT) v Q

(3)Beatrice Capra (USA) v Nadejda Guskova (RUS)
Jelena Pandzic (CRO) v (wc)Alexis King (USA)

Q v Q
(6)Julia Mayr (ITA) v Camila Giorgi (ITA)

(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Q
Ahsha Rolle (USA) v (wc)Jan Abaza (USA)

Andreja Klepac (SLO) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
(4)Lauren Albanese (USA) v Q

(7)Ana-Clara Duarte (BRA) v Dia Evtimova (BUL)
Sharon Fichman (CAN) v Q

Kimberly Couts (USA) v Q
(2)Laura Siegemund (GER) v Julie Ditty (USA)

Alex got a nice draw, hope she`ll get at least QF and get a revenge over Fichman
Good luck Alexandra :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Nearly all the players who were at Plantation are also playing here! :lol:
Let's hope that Alex' result will also be as pleasing as last week! Good luck! :cheer:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:13 AM
Lutz R1
(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (Q)Natasa Zoric (SRB)
Good luck Alex :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:43 PM
ITF 25K in Lutz First Round:

(8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (Q)Natasa Zoric 6:3 7:6(3) :yeah:

Well done after a short time of recovery! Next round against Rolle from the USA! :cheer:

Andiyan
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Nice job!

AnDrEi.b
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Well done Alex :yeah:

Curcubeu
Jan 20th, 2011, 05:29 PM
ITF 25K in Lutz Second Round:

Ahsha Rolle def. (8)Alexandra Cadantu 6:3 6:3 :(

She seems to be a bit tired! What a pity!

AnDrEi.b
Jan 20th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Oh Alex, unexpected loss .. she was obviously tired :hug:

thadeuss
Jan 31st, 2011, 09:19 AM
new career high #216
she's close to Top200 ;)

ROUmanian
Jan 31st, 2011, 09:46 AM
She'll get to Top200 in no time! Go girl! :bounce:

Curcubeu
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:21 PM
French Open Qualies - Alexandra is coming! :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Feb 4th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Alex makes Also in the News... on the G&R Watch for getting to the finals of Lutz :)

Curcubeu
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Second Qualifying Round 100k ITF Cali:

(6)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Karen Johana Martinez (COL) 6:2 6:2 :yeah:

Just one win away from her first 100k main draw! Good luck against L. Kichenok who surprisingly defeated Mada! Take revenge! :fiery:

Curcubeu
Feb 8th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Qualifying Final 100k ITF Cali:

(6)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) def. Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 6:3 6:4 :yeah:

Her biggest tournament main draw so far! First round against Irigoyen! :)

Andiyan
Feb 10th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Beat Irigoyen 6-2 6-1 :bolt: She's so good right now it's scary. I can see her make the SF now.

Curcubeu
Feb 10th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Will we have another Alex miracle soon! ;)

Curcubeu
Feb 10th, 2011, 06:06 PM
ITF Cali Round 2:

(6)Laura Pous-Tio def. (Q)Alexandra Cadantu 7:6 6:2 :hug:

No pity on that! Pous-Tio is maybe the highest ranked opponent she ever faced in a tournament. A good effort, though, and many important ranking points for her! :)

Looking forward to a new career high on Monday! :D

Andiyan
Feb 10th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Hmmm!! Too bad! Kind of expected an upset. :hug: Great tournament tho!

thadeuss
Feb 11th, 2011, 05:29 PM
vs. Laura Pous
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Andiyan
Feb 11th, 2011, 07:44 PM
At least she made the prettiest point :)

iPatty
Feb 12th, 2011, 04:47 AM
She seems quite solid. Hits much bigger than I expected her to. :lol:

Curcubeu
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:13 AM
WTA Bogota Qualifying:

(2)Julia Cohen (USA) v Andreja Klepac (SLO)
(wc)Angelica Maria Torres (COL) v Julia Glushko (ISR)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)
Bianca Botto (PER) v (5)Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS)

There is much possible for Alex in her current form and the fact that she is playing her first WTA qualies will motivate her for sure! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:29 PM
WTA Bogota Qualifying:

Lyudmyla Kichenok def. Alexandra Cadantu 6:0 2:6 7:6(3) :o

Ouch! Kichenok got her revenge! Alex was obviously once more tired! It seems that she have to improve her fitness a lot to become more consistent... :shrug:

ROUmanian
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:33 PM
Very bad loss.:mad:

Curcubeu
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:40 AM
She served 20!! Double Faults! :help:
I think she cannot handle the height there... :shrug:

Curcubeu
Feb 14th, 2011, 03:58 PM
#209 this week! New career high! :)

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 10th, 2011, 08:44 AM
What's happened with Alexandra? She has gotten herself to the edge of the top 200 and now suddenly she seems to have taken a few weeks off. When will we see her again? I do hope she isn't injured.

Curcubeu
Mar 10th, 2011, 02:14 PM
I haven't heard anything about an injury, but I know that she is a real clay specialist indeed and maybe waits for the first 25k ITFs on this surface in Europe. Last year she had also a break at that time to prepare for the bigger clay events. ;)

She has almost nothing to defend up to April, so this isn't a bad decision, I think... :shrug:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:33 AM
I haven't heard anything about an injury, but I know that she is a real clay specialist indeed and maybe waits for the first 25k ITFs on this surface in Europe. Last year she had also a break at that time to prepare for the bigger clay events. ;)

She has almost nothing to defend up to April, so this isn't a bad decision, I think... :shrug:

Yeah, I think you have hit it on the nail. Even by normal Romanian standards, looking at Cadantu's career record, she really is an ultra-clay specialist. In her entire career of approxamately 90 events she has played only 6 events not on clay. So I suppose she will be back playing again once we start getting some more 25ks on clay. :lol:

Curcubeu
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:49 PM
ITF 25k Casablanca, Round 1:

Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) def. (Q)Severine Beltrame (FRA) 6:4 6:3 :yeah:

A solid start into the spring clay season for Alexandra after some weeks of practicing! :)

Curcubeu
Apr 14th, 2011, 08:48 PM
ITF $25,000 Casablanca, Quarterfinal

(Q)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) def. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 6:3 6:2 :hug:

thadeuss
Apr 15th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Fes

(3)Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
(wc)Lina Bennani (MAR) v Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
Catalina Castano (COL) v (7)Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU)

Curcubeu
Apr 16th, 2011, 01:09 PM
WTA Fes, Qualifying Round 1:

Lindsay lee-Waters def. Alexandra Cadantu 6:3 2:6 6:4

Ouch! :o

Vaxey
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Alex :sad: There was really close.

Shvedbarilescu
Apr 17th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Alex :sad: There was really close.

Yeah, but against Lindsay lee-Waters on clay it shouldn't even have been close, Waters is still a good player on hard but on clay this should have been a routine win for Alex.

Curcubeu
Apr 22nd, 2011, 09:15 PM
WTA Estoril, Qualifying Draw:

(2)Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) v Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
Julia Glushko (ISR) v Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
Shengnan Sun (CHN) v (wc)Patricia Martins (POR)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v (7)Alexandra Panova (RUS)

Good luck! :scared:

Vaxey
Apr 22nd, 2011, 10:17 PM
Really, really bad draw :o

Petkorazzi
Apr 23rd, 2011, 05:08 AM
Cadantu near top 200? :unsure:
I would never have guessed that Begu & Cadantu would get so high, but they both must have improved tremendously. On the other hand, Dabija & Enache were two players I thought would be breaking onto the main tour, but they are in the same position for years now.

Curcubeu
Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
You never know how a player develops... :shrug:

Don't forget our former Top 10 juniors Ana Bogdan and Buzarnescu who are only part time players today because of injuries... :o

thadeuss
Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:55 AM
^^ I'm sure Ana will make it in Top100 in a few years...

btw Alex in Fes watching Simona Halep's match against Kudryavtseva
http://oi51.tinypic.com/t7hd20.jpg

http://oi55.tinypic.com/2u47b4z.jpg

Curcubeu
Apr 24th, 2011, 01:36 PM
WTA Estoril, Qualifying Round 1:

(2)Anastasia Yakimova def. Alexandra Cadantu 7:6 4:6 6:2 in 3h 51 :spit:

So close to her first Top 100 win... :sobbing:

Curcubeu
May 13th, 2011, 08:12 AM
50K ITF Reggio Emilia:

R1: Alexandra CADANTU (ROU) defeated Ekaterina BYCHKOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3
R2: Sabine LISICKI (GER) (2) defeated Alexandra CADANTU (ROU) 6-2 3-1 Retired :hug:

I hope it's nothing serious! :scared:
But no shame in that loss! :hug:

Curcubeu
May 18th, 2011, 12:32 PM
The injury wasn't that bad!

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

One year ago, she wasn't even Top 300 and now she has even won a qualifying round of a slam against a compatriote!

Next up is the top seed Pivovarova! .scared:

Vaxey
May 18th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Great score for Alex :) Hopefully she'll fight against to Pivovarova.

Andiyan
May 18th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Awesome. Nothing to lose now. :)

grs
May 18th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Expected win for Alexandra. Her H2H with Madalina is 3-0 now. First two matches represented first two defeats for Madalina since her comeback and each of them was finished wit a 6-0 set.

Curcubeu
May 19th, 2011, 04:26 PM
RG QR2: (1)Anastasia Pivovarova def. Alexandra Cadantu 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 :hug:

Alexandra the lesser keeps her form up! :)
Pity about the match, but nobody expected her to win it! :hug:

Andiyan
May 20th, 2011, 04:30 PM
:hug: Great effort this week.

Curcubeu
Jun 6th, 2011, 11:01 AM
$25,000 Grado:
R1: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) 6-2, 6-0
R2: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (Q)Stephanie Vogt (LIE) 6-2, 7-6(2)
QF: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (1)Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 :eek:
SF: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (4)Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 6-2, 6-0 :worship:
F: (6)Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) def. (8)Alxandra Cadantu 6-2, 6-4

Runner up of Grado and career high of #178 this week! :woohoo:

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2011, 12:47 AM
Alex is now a member of the Romanian Watch :yeah:

She gets an Hon. Men. for reaching the 25K Grado claycourt final :D

Curcubeu
Jun 14th, 2011, 09:36 AM
#168 this week!! :woohoo:

Curcubeu
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Wimbledon, Quali Draw:

BREMOND, Iryna FRA [10] vs. FLORIS, Anna ITA
CABEZA CANDELA, Estrella ESP vs. DENTONI, Corinna ITA
CADANTU, Alexandra ROU vs. BARTHEL, Mona GER
KRAJICEK, Michaella NED vs. SAVINYKH, Valeria RUS [24]

Alexandra on grass :scared:

Good luck, though! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Her new WTA profile picture:

Alexandra Cadantu (ROM)
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2011+French+Open+ATP+WTA+Headshots+lb4mEf5nnfLl.jp g

thadeuss
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Alexandra on grass :scared:

Good luck, though! :cheer:

her match was today and she lost 6-4 7-5 :sad:

Curcubeu
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Yep, the live scores sucked again and I also just saw the result now... :o

But to see the positive things, I didn't expect such a close result for her against an in form opponent on a surface she hasn't played since juniors! :worship:

Good luck on the clay again! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jul 4th, 2011, 08:15 AM
Career high of #158! :woohoo:

Tennis Fool
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Alexandrea gets an Hon Men on the G&R Watch for reaching the final of the 25K Kristinehamn :)

Curcubeu
Jul 17th, 2011, 12:11 PM
ITF 100k Bucharest:

(1)Simona Halep (ROU) v Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO)
(wc)Cristina Dinu (ROU) v Q
Anna Floris (ITA) v Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
(8)Renata Voracova (CZE) v Laura Thorpe (FRA)

Very good draw! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jul 18th, 2011, 08:34 AM
Career high of #152! :cool:

Curcubeu
Jul 18th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Bucharest, R1:

Alexandra cadantu def. Anna Floris 6-2 4-6 7-5 :yeah:

She trailed 0-3 0-40 and 1-4 in the decider! :eek:

Should have won in straights, though! :o

Curcubeu
Jul 20th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Bucharest, R2: Alexandra Cadantu def. (8)Renata Voracova 6-3 6-4 :dance:

Alexandra the lesser progressed so much in her game! :eek:

Now she is even playing quarters at a 100k against Simona! And the match should be televised! :yeah:

Post match interview: :)

"It is one of the biggest victories of my career. Lately, I worked more, I was more serious, and my coach helped me a lot, Bogdan Popovici, who strives and stays with me every workout, every day for six hours on the ground. I did more physical training and I think it paid off. "

The upcoming Romanian confrontation was preceded by Alexandra Cadantu. "I played with Simon since I was small. I think we make a pretty good match. Last time he won it in the National final in 14 years, but overall I have more victories in that period. "

Curcubeu
Jul 21st, 2011, 11:29 PM
Bucharest, QF: (1)Simona Halep def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-3 1-6 7-6(5)

Two words: Underarm serve :facepalm:

I've never seen anything like that before when having a MP, but it was definitely a dumb way to lose her MP and eventually the match... :o

But her bitchyness in that match was just :drool:
Please enter Top 100 as soon as possible! ;)

dos Santos
Aug 1st, 2011, 10:27 AM
ITF.100k.Bucharest.WS.QF.Halep.vs.Cadantu
Part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LMK8BX7D
Part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SXHQ68RX

Curcubeu
Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:01 PM
US Open, Quali Draw:

(11)Arantxa Parra Santonja vs (wc)Taylor Townsend (USA)
Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) vs Laura Robson (GBR)
Ling Zhang (HKG) vs Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP)
(31)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) vs Dia Evtimova (BUL)

Alexandra seeded! :eek:

Good luck! :cheer:

hellas719
Aug 28th, 2011, 09:27 PM
My report:
Cadantu-Evtimova:
This “Battle of the Balkans” quickly turned into a loud screamfest. Both girls had very loud grunts. Evtimova is basically a brainless ballbasher and Cadantu is one of those clay court moonballers, except she had a really strong backhand and played very aggressive from that side. I saw most of the third set. It was really competitive and there were some nice rallies in this match. Dia would say “Haide” after every point she won, even UEs (see, I told you guys Georgatou wasn’t the only one). Evtimova sort of looks like Benesova and Cadantu looks like Jovanovski from far away but when you get closer she looks sort of like a mix between Jovanovski and Liezel Huber :unsure:. It was sort of a sloppy match but basically it was just a lot of long rallies usually ending in UEs. But it was very entertaining and exciting :yeah:

Curcubeu
Sep 7th, 2011, 05:01 PM
ITF $100,000 Biella:

Alexandra CADANTU (ROU) def. Yvonne MEUSBURGER (AUT) (7) 6-3 3-6 6-2 :worship:

Finally a good result by our screamer again! :yeah:

Next round against Karatantcheva! Could be much worse! ;)

dos Santos
Sep 8th, 2011, 05:27 PM
ITF.2011.Biella.WS.R1.Cadantu.vs.Meusburger.Int.h. 264 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B08LAOHB)

dos Santos
Sep 8th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Next round against Karatantcheva! Could be much worse! ;)

Alex beat Sesil 3-6 7-6 6-1 :)

Curcubeu
Sep 8th, 2011, 10:44 PM
She is playing Pous-Tio tomorrow! Match should be streamed as well! :D

Please win some games! :angel:

Curcubeu
Sep 9th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Alexandra "Shrieker" Cadantu def. (2)Laura Pous-Tio 7-5 7-5 :speakles:

First Top 100 win! :woohoo:

So proud of her latest progress! :hug:

Curcubeu
Sep 10th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Alexandra Cadantu def. (Q)Margalita Chakhnashvili (GEO) 76(3) 26 63

:bowdown: First 100k Final in her career! :bowdown:

And she is so persistent! :worship:

dos Santos
Sep 11th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Alex beat Mariana 6-4 6-3

dos Santos
Sep 11th, 2011, 02:33 PM
ITF.2011.Biella.WS.SF.Cadantu.vs.Chakhnashvili
Part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VYZU8JAA
Part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O7KBDHRP

Curcubeu
Sep 11th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Great win from Alex the lesser! She was the far more consistent player today and also hit some nice shots when took initiative of the match! :D

Now on to Sofia, I guess! :rocker2:

dos Santos
Sep 12th, 2011, 08:27 AM
ITF.2011.Biella.WS.Final (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T6S29YDD)

Andiyan
Sep 12th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Amazing progress. :bowdown:

grs
Sep 12th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Sophia draw

(3)Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) v Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) v Kristina Kucova (SVK)
Sharon Fichman (CAN) v (Q)Denisa Allertova (CZE)
(7)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Estrella Cabeza-Candela (ESP)

like WTA 220 on clay, maybe stronger :(

Curcubeu
Sep 12th, 2011, 06:15 PM
If she wins first round, quarters are more than possible (Fichman is injured) :)

Career high of #122 this week! :D

#101 in the Race! :hysteric:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:26 PM
:dance:

Curcubeu
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:39 PM
I guess you have confused our Alex? :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:41 PM
i told ya why i do like her :lol:

Curcubeu
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Shrieking or underarm serving? :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:49 PM
:haha: the name thing :angel: then the underarm sevice is pure goatness :hearts:

Curcubeu
Sep 13th, 2011, 04:12 PM
She beat Star Head 6-4 6-4 in the first round of Sofia! :D

Fichman is next! She has Romanian roots, by the way! :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 13th, 2011, 06:45 PM
:yeah:

Andiyan
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:59 PM
She beat Star Head 6-4 6-4 in the first round of Sofia! :D

Fichman is next! She has Romanian roots, by the way! :lol:

Really? :eek:

Curcubeu
Sep 13th, 2011, 09:31 PM
SOe-wO-a-h8

After Simona is speaking

Curcubeu
Sep 14th, 2011, 02:23 PM
She won against Fichman 6-3 7-5! :D

Nice revenge for the lost final in Plantation at the beginning of the year! :devil:

Next round against Voegele or Duque Marino again! :)

Andiyan
Sep 14th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Against Mariana Duque. So, she should win. :p

Sharon Fichman's parents are from Deva :eek: Ive been there :lol:

Such an unusual name for a Romanian though :scratch:

Curcubeu
Sep 14th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Such an unusual name for a Romanian though :scratch:

They are Jewish, like a part of my family. They first emigrated to Israel, but then went on to Canada. :)

So our names are both not very Romanian! :lol:

Alex is in great form :cheer:

She will get in WTA MD easily soon.

Bogota 2012 easily, even with her ranking at the moment... :shrug:

The only thing I still don't dare to think about is that she has a good chance of getting directly into the Australian Open main draw! :eek:

She's currently #101 in the Race and should climb even further now! Impossible is nothing... :spit:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 14th, 2011, 08:35 PM
i don't think it would be a smart move for her to enter AO MD :shrug:
anw it sucks that she got the wrong timing for an almost top100 ranking as MM tournaments in autumn are the toughest ones to enter :awww:

grs
Sep 15th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Little "bad and nasty" Alex strikes again 6-4; 7-5 over Dunque-Marino :bounce:

Curcubeu
Sep 15th, 2011, 02:44 PM
i don't think it would be a smart move for her to enter AO MD :shrug:
anw it sucks that she got the wrong timing for an almost top100 ranking as MM tournaments in autumn are the toughest ones to enter :awww:

I can't remember any player who has withdrawn from a Grand Slam main draw to play other challengers! It's THE goal for all tennis player of the world to play in a Grand Slam main draw, no matter if they get blasted off the court or not and to consider she has never played a WTA main draw before, it's even more of an honour for her! :cheer:

Now against Soler Espinosa who is really on fire! :unsure:

Good luck! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Sep 15th, 2011, 02:54 PM
By the way, with the win today she has overtaken i. e. players like Dushevina, Sevastova and Razzano in the Race! :eek:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 15th, 2011, 06:13 PM
great result indeed :eek:

Tennis Fool
Sep 16th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Alexandra gets an Hon. Men. on the G&R Watch for Biella :)

Curcubeu
Sep 17th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Lost in 3 close sets to on fire Soler-Espinosa :sad:

But let's hope that this thread is going to be bumped soon:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=445481

:oh:

Curcubeu
Sep 19th, 2011, 03:57 PM
$100,000 ITF Saint-Malo:

(4)Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) v Nina Bratchikova (RUS)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (LL)Catalina Castano (COL)
Elitsa Kostova (BUL) v (LL)Eva Fernandez-Brugues (ESP)
(5)Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v Estrella Cabeza-Candela (ESP)

First round is a must win and she also beat Pous in Biella, so quarterfinal against Sorana can come! :hearts:

Curcubeu
Sep 20th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Whiped the floor with lucky loser Castano in first round 2 and 0! :drool:

Pous-Tio is next! She definitely seems to be beatable these days! :)

Tennis Fool
Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:40 AM
Alexandra gets an Hon. Men. on the G&R Watch for making the semis of Sofia. :) You'll also notice she now has an official WTA photo ;)

Curcubeu
Oct 1st, 2011, 08:35 PM
Tomorrow Alexandra is ready to challenge the impossible, namely breaking into Top 100 without having played any WTA main draw match! :worship:

For this she has to beat Alexandra Panova in the final of 50k Telavi she reached after winning against Tinjic, Svitolina, Cohen and Khromacheva! :D

Good luck! :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 1st, 2011, 08:36 PM
good luck Alex :yeah:

Meelis
Oct 1st, 2011, 08:39 PM
Only matter of time anyway :p

12 months ago she was a 10k player :clap2:

Curcubeu
Oct 1st, 2011, 09:10 PM
Meelis posting in a player's thread! :bowdown: :bowdown:
Girl has potential! :worship:

15 months ago I saw her playing and was thinking what is this mug doing in front of Dabija in the rankings... :crying2:

Curcubeu
Oct 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
She lso the final 6-4 1-6 1-6 :o

No gaz left in the end... :hug:

But she will grab that Top 100 spot! Even now she has the same amount of points as #100 Dolonts, but is ranked around #90 in the Race! :D

Fantasy Hero
Oct 2nd, 2011, 05:31 PM
keep it going Alexandra :yeah:

Curcubeu
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:50 PM
WTA Luxembourg, Quali Draw:

(3)Mona Barthel (GER) v BYE
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) v Annika Beck (GER)
(wc)Claudine Schaul (LUX) v Andreja Klepac (SLO)
(wc)Darija Jurak (CRO) v (8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)

At least I have an explanation why I didn't found her on an ITF entry list for that week... :spit:

Journeywoman, keep going! :hearts:

Curcubeu
Oct 14th, 2011, 07:07 PM
But that would ruin some of her GOATness... :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 14th, 2011, 07:08 PM
great idea :yeah:

Meelis
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:14 PM
But that would ruin some of her GOATness... :sobbing:

Yes :p

But Barthel will probably too much indoors ;)

Curcubeu
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Cadantu on indoor hard is too much for my imagination, anyway... :sobbing:

Curcubeu
Oct 15th, 2011, 07:20 PM
QR1:

(8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (WC)Darija Jurak 3-6 6-0 6-1 :oh:

Expected loss of the first set in her first official indoor hard court match on the ITF/WTA tour, even if it was against a walking bye... :oh:
The rest seems to be convincing though! Klepac is next! Should be doable as well! :)

Curcubeu
Oct 16th, 2011, 12:10 PM
QR2: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. Andreja Klepac 2-6 6-4 6-1 :worship:

Alexandra was obviously the fitter player and was much better on the decisive points, especially in that second set! :)

Now win some points games against Barthel. :oh:

Curcubeu
Oct 16th, 2011, 12:18 PM
From Linda who watched Cadantu vs. Jurak:

Not really:tape:
I watched almost the whole match and it was terrible:hysteric: At one point in the 3rd set I started counting UEs. It was that bad. 4 games later, I had 13 UEs for Jurak, 3 for Cadantu, 2 winners for Cadantu and none for Jurak. Horrible:lol:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/313328_2605034284669_1219233185_33128725_141284527 7_n.jpg

Keep it up! :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 16th, 2011, 02:17 PM
go Alex :yeah: really nice pic, thanks Linda :hatoff:

Curcubeu
Oct 16th, 2011, 06:27 PM
http://www.lshunter.tv/tennis-live-streaming-video.html

OMG, best day of my life! :woohoo:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/spotless_rougedirector/random%20stuffs/antm-faint.gif

Screamer on a WTA CC and it's streamed! :hysteric:

Annihilation is coming! :hysteric:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 16th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Aaron :spit: :haha:

grs
Oct 17th, 2011, 10:50 AM
Another epic win from Alexandra 6-2; 5-7; 6-4. Could it be finished in 2 (Alex was 4-3 and 5-4 with a break in front in second set) or with the short 3 set (Alex has 4-1 with serve) but she wouldn't be our dearest Alexandra Cadantu if she did finish it quickly.

Now she is for the first time on the WTA tournament main draw (no, it's not a clay tournament :) ) and a win away from top 100 (with a little bit of luck she can do it )

Curcubeu
Oct 17th, 2011, 10:57 AM
FQR: (8)Alexandra Cadantu def. (4)Mona Barthel 6-2 6-7 6-4
#isthisreallife

Nevermind, party time!! :rocker2:

http://upic.me/i/k7/a8016156310.gif

OK, just to help my brain realizing:

-2nd Top 100 win, highest win ranking wise
-First WTA main draw on indoor hard :hysteric: :happy:
-Top 100 super close now :hearts:


Of course the cameras weren't on at time, so that I had to rely on scoreboard watching:

Set 1:
Alexandra serving GOAT Cadantu only losing 4 points on her own serve, only 4 points? :spit:
And this after losing the first sets against Jurak and Klepac! :sobbing:

Set 2:
A mixture between holding and being broken to 0 with Alex finally serving for the match at 6-5, DFing twice (probably on underarm :oh:) and broken to love. Then, a MTO, probably from Alex to get some time and break Mona's rhythm. :lol:
Mona hold to 0, though and i expected the worse... :o

Set 3:
Like in Set 1, Alex with a fast 4-1 lead, but then her usual choke to not leave the court too early and gain some more experience! :oh:
At 4-4 Mona served for an epic game where Alex at first squandered 4 BPs, but also saved 2 further GPs and finally broke... :sobbing:
Then, she served for the match, DFed again, but was unbelievably able to take her first MP to win it all! :aparty:

This match must have been so epic! Damn cameras! :sobbing:

And now draw Yakimova or Minella! :angel:

Curcubeu
Oct 17th, 2011, 01:41 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w67/Rix643/WTAWorld/BNL%202011/Cadantu-q3.jpg[/QUOTE]

:crying2:

Curcubeu
Oct 17th, 2011, 01:52 PM
R1 against Yakimova. Not the worst option! :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 17th, 2011, 02:53 PM
OMG :hysteric: such a great and unexpected result! keep it going girl! :yeah:

Curcubeu
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:02 PM
You can see she's from Romania.:oh:

Yes, facts can't be denied

- clay specialit
- no serve
- loves moonballing
- loves epic 3 hour matches (but most of the time winning them)
- winning when it's least expected

:hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:50 PM
:hearts: nice chances :armed:

grs
Oct 18th, 2011, 07:28 AM
Yakimova is nr 61 WTA but she has only 3 victories over top 100 this year (one of them by retiring). How could it be possible?

Fantasy Hero
Oct 18th, 2011, 11:53 AM
easy win over Yakimova :eek: :inlove: first WTA MD and already in R2 :cheer:

Curcubeu
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:16 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w67/Rix643/WTAWorld/BNL%202011/Cadantu-s1.jpg

GOAT! :bowdown:

And everything started with losing a set to Jurak... :spit:

Pull another Alexandra story now... :oh:

Andiyan
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:20 PM
That's amazing. Good draw and took advantage of it :yeah:

I have to say she looks really fit :worship:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:21 PM
this is not a premier :p

Curcubeu
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Yakimova is nr 61 WTA but she has only 3 victories over top 100 this year (one of them by retiring). How could it be possible?

She played one good tournament in Nassau and had two R1 wins at slams. Then, she is one of the most active girls on tour and is entering many challengers, also the very weak one in Ningbo. I guess that's enough! :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:31 PM
I have to say she looks really fit :worship:

Fitness must be the key factor for her success! She has played a lot of tournaments this year, but still was able to hold on without longer breaks. She also said in interviews that she and her coach were focusing on the fitness training at first to be able to keep up the performances for a longer time and therefore climbing up the rankings faster! :)

Curcubeu
Oct 19th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Now, the match will be streamed! :oh:

And I can't see it! :sobbing:

Curcubeu
Oct 20th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Lost to Hradecka 3-6 4-6 :hug:

But a few days ago, I would have never thought she could reach the main draw here and she even showed on a surface she has barely had any experience that she can keep up with other Top 100 players (and in contrast to Hantuchova, she was even able to break Lucie's serve 4 times :oh:)! :)

I'm amazed to see her clay season next year! :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 20th, 2011, 09:31 PM
that was an amazing week for her :yeah: hope she can keep it going :woohoo: WTA needs some random GS QFinalist with underarm serve

Curcubeu
Oct 21st, 2011, 02:23 PM
A great report about our new vicious queen published in prosport.ro

Alexandra Cadantu will become Romania's woman #6 in the WTA top 100 next week. The girl from Bucharest lost yesterday in the knockout tournament in Luxembourg, 3-6, 4-6 to Lucie Hradecka, but that performance ensures, among other things, her overtaking the famous Venus Williams in the global hierarchy. (Prosport :hysteric:)

Being ranked #104 in WTA earlier this week, Alexandra Cadantu earned her spot in the Luxembourg main draw, after three wins in qualifying. The series then continued with success against Anastasia Yakimova (Belarus), perhaps the most important of her career so far. The reason? The victory propelled her Cadantu among the best 100 players in the world, a novelty for the 21-year old youngster. "It's a very huge achievement for Alexandra, from three years ago to reach this dream. She basically started from nothing and became ended up in the Top hundred. A year and a half ago she was ranked around 700 in the world and played the $ 10,000 tournament at the Dinu Pescariu. Only a few players in the world made such a progress in that time, "told us coach Alexandra's coach Bogdan Popovici.

Azarenka style (*dead*)

The rise of Romanian woman has an explanation. "In the past two years, when we started working together, Alexandra underwent a major transformation, both in game and in mentality. Her defensive game turned into an aggressive, very powerful one. Then she steadily built up on this which could be seen in the results, "says Bogdan Popovici, who compares her to Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) in style of play. "She is even more aggressive than the ideology of the game," continued her coach. :eek:

Top 50 Next Level

According to the latest results, Alexandra Cadantu has opened new perspectives for 2012. At first she will have access to the main boards of several WTA tournaments, including the Grand Slams. Thus, the Australian Open in January 2012 will become her first appearamce on the main board of such a big event. And by finally entering the the world's first hundred the player demands further increase. "All players who get as far say that they would like to climb into the Top 50. It's great, If we could achieve this goal. I think that is a realistic goal," concluded Bogdan Popovici

Alexandra's strengths are nimblicity and resistance. She is in great physical shape. She has improved her power by superior training, "Alex Rusu, physical Coach of Alexandra Cadantu

GOAT :bowdown:

I love you Bogdan! :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:56 AM
#98 this week! :aparty: :woohoo: :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:38 PM
ITF Barnstaple, Main Draw:

(5)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (LL)Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Kathrin Woerle (GER) v (wc)Tara Moore (GBR)
(Q)Marta Domachowska (POL) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
(4)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) v Alison Riske (USA)

I love her draws as of late! :hysteric: :oh:

Curcubeu
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:14 PM
She had to retire against (LL)Koehler today! :hug:

I think it's nothing serious! She will be only tired after the long season! :)

Fantasy Hero
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:18 PM
:hug: enjoy some days off before working on the next season

Curcubeu
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:53 PM
GOAT interview in prosport! :hysteric:

http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/tenis/life-is-life-doar-cu-tenis-ea-este-alexandra-cadantu-tenismena-care-a-urcat-600-de-locuri-in-wta-in-doar-doi-ani-8905295

I will translate it myself this weekend because google tranlator is sh*t in Romanian language! :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Life is life, only with tennis! She is Alexandra Cadantu, the tennis player who climbed 600 places in the WTA rankings within two years!


Alexandra Cadantu is an example of an athlet with guts, who has sacrifed her entire childhood, who has wept and enjoyed throughout a winding road with ups and downs. Since 2009, the player, we just watches, has made an incredible achievement in that time span: Climbing up 600 places into WTA Top 100, more specifically up to #98, in the latest ranking released Monday. Modest and down to earth and with a well-defined plan for the future, Alexandra Cadantu explained to ProSport how she managed to break into the exclusive world as the first hundred of the WTA world.




When you have a look at the current WTA ranking and realize that you belong to the first hundred in the world. What feeling do you have?
A feeling of satisfaction. Firstly because it is a goal I achieved. Since I started playing professionally, I wanted to reach the first hundred of the world. At 16 I wrote on a piece of paper that I want to get to this point and put it on the wall. And now I have this desire fulfilled.

You entered the Top 100 at the age of 21 years. It's the result at the right time or could it have been sooner?
I think it could be sooner, but it's good it happened now. At 18 I was on the verge of giving up on tennis and I applied for a university in the United States. :eek: I didn't have the financial possibilities to play bigger tournaments, to go abroad, that was what happened at that time. My luck came after I won a $ 10,000 tournament at Dinu Pescariu, then I found a sponsor which supported me.

Thank you sponsor! :bowdown:

When have you taken the first step on a tennis court?
Immediately when I left hospital after I was born, I was on the tennis court (no - laugh!). My dad played tennis for pleasure, he is a fan of this sport, and he also took me to court. At the age of four years I started with a racket in my hand.

Do I understand correctly that you jumped over your childhood?
No, I was in kindergarten. I don'tt know how it is to play with children, like to go out. It is true that I lost my childhood, but now I feel fulfilled. I do what I hat to do and the results began to appear.

:unsure: :hug:

To be continued...

Andiyan
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:48 PM
:eek: Interesting... another part coming up? :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Yep, but I'm translating on my own because google translate just doesn't make sense at all :haha: and the interview is so interesting that it's already fun to talk about certain parts! :oh:

Curcubeu
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Where did you find that? :lol:

Curcubeu
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM
She would like a match against Sharapova.


The Romanian public knows very little of you at this time. What are your strengths at the moment, your favorite shots?
Will, the desire to win and my mental strength. My favorite shots are my "forehand" and cross.

And the one on which you should work?
My service needs to be fixed. I have to work on that and on my physical conditions!

There are so many young players rising in Romania. Is there a competition between you?
It is the desire of each of us to climb higher, but not to compete directly. It is important to have as many top players in the world, and the higher ranked ones can help the ones behind them to rise.

What would be if, for example, you have to play against Maria Sharapova?
It would be very nice, I really would like to play against her. Now it's not important against who I play, but to reach the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. The Australian Open will be the first one in this case.


It only remains time for one film.


Who is your favorite player?
I very much liked Justine Henin. And she had many problems, but still came to the top.


To be continued. :)

Curcubeu
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Judging from the sources I found, yes! :speakles:

Curcubeu
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Do your parents attend your matches?
For a year and a half, since then it became harder for them. But at home, my father does not miss any match. (No - the quetion was also directed to her coach Bogdan Popovici who has joined). "Mr. Cadantu doesn't stay with Alexandra at all tournaments, but he is watching them from morning until evening on the internet. He is very passionate about tennis."
*Bogdan is giving me so much life again* :sobbing:

There are players who prefer that their parents don't attend the matches to create no extra pressure. How is it in your case?
(laughing!) I have no pressure when my parents are in the stands (now - Bogdan Popovici takes over). "Alexandra's father is a charismatic character, a very lively and very involved parent."

What is your most beautiful memory so far?
I would say the main draw match I won against Yakimova in the first round of Luxembourg, but I think that the match in the last round of qualifications against Barthel will stay most memorable.

What do you propose for 2012?
First I have to work more, because I would have to face stronger opponents. Now that I have entered the Top 100, I set my next goal to reach Top 50.

Does tennis preoccupy you all the time or do you have other hobbies?
I have no time for everything. In tournaments, when I'm traveling, I can just watch one film.




5 hours per day is Alexandra Cadantu training, her program consists out of three training sessions: two on the tennis court and one in the gym

14,880 dollars is the biggest prize won by Alexandra Cadantu at a tennis tournament. This was achieved after winning the ITF final played at Biella (Italy) in September


There is also a small interview with her coach I will post tomorrow! :)

Curcubeu
Nov 9th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Caroline Wozniacki and Alexandra Cadantu, the only active players who can turn a neutral thread into a one woman show:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448366

GOAT :bowdown:

Curcubeu
Nov 11th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Alexandra the lesser is going to be #8 seed at the 75k in Dubai at the end of the year! :)

Curcubeu
Nov 27th, 2011, 02:24 PM
ITF Dubai, Main Draw:

(1)Simona Halep (ROU) v Q
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v Marta Sirotkina (RUS)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Q
(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)

She should at least win one match here! :)

And please, we all want a second part of Halep vs. Cadantu, that third set tiebreak from ITF Bucharest still gives me the chills! :sobbing:

Curcubeu
Nov 29th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Dubai R1:

(8)Alexandra Cadantu def. Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-5 7-6 :bowdown:

Led 3-1 in the first and 5-3 in the second set! :spit:

She needs some wins here to go back to the Top 100! :lol:

Curcubeu
Nov 30th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Lost to Govortsova 2 and 3 :o :oh:

Australian open main Draw should be secured, though! ;)

Curcubeu
Dec 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM
It's official: Alexandra made the AO main draw cut! :worship: :aparty:

What an achievement for her! Who would have thought one year ago? :lol:

Curcubeu
Dec 19th, 2011, 04:55 PM
ITF 50k Ankara:

(5)Caroline Garcia (FRA) v Elena Bogdan (ROU)
(wc)Naz Karagoz (TUR) v Q/LL
Kiki Bertens (NED) v Severine Beltrame (FRA)
(2)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (SR)Katalin Marosi (HUN)


Keep going! :cheer:

grs
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:44 PM
First match against a Hungarian born in Romania.

Curcubeu
Dec 20th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Lost in 3 sets, saved 3MPs at 3-5 in order to get broken to 0 when it counted... :haha:

Let's see who will have the pleasure to draw her at the Australian Open...

There are a lot who want to, that's for sure. :lol:

Curcubeu
Jan 5th, 2012, 12:08 PM
WTA Horbat, Qualifying Draw:

(4)Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (wc)Sacha Jones (NZL)
Alison Riske (USA) v Reka-Luca Ani (HUN)
Karin Knapp (ITA) v (7)Irina Falconi (USA)

Win some games! :rocker2:

Curcubeu
Jan 6th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Lost 4 and 2, have a nice vacation! :wavey:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 6th, 2012, 11:20 AM
that's a bad loss :o

grs
Jan 6th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I'm not interested in what Alexandra will do until Bogota :D

Curcubeu
Jan 6th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Bogota - Acapulco - Budapest - Bad Gastein - Bucharest 100k

That's what counts! :spit:

grs
Jan 6th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Bogota - Acapulco - Budapest - Bad Gastein - Bucharest 100k

That's what counts! :spit:

Why not RG? With a good draw she could win the first round.

Curcubeu
Jan 6th, 2012, 03:23 PM
She has to survive the qualies there I guess... :unsure:

Curcubeu
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Australian Open, Main Draw:

[23] VINCI, Roberta ITA v CADANTU, Alexandra ROU
[WC] KEYS, Madison USA v ZHENG, Jie CHN
DOKIC, Jelena AUS v [SR] CHAKVETADZE, Anna RUS
RAZZANO, Virginie FRA v [9] BARTOLI, Marion FRA

Win some games! :hug:

Andiyan
Jan 17th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Getting trashed so far :sad:

Andiyan
Jan 17th, 2012, 04:24 AM
0-6 1-6 :sad:

grs
Jan 17th, 2012, 04:56 AM
Expected :(

Curcubeu
Jan 17th, 2012, 01:48 PM
All the fuss for one game, oh dear... :o

We should be honest, Alexandra simply isn't slam material off the clay, but in view of RG, she can climb the rankings up a bit! She will play Bogota, maybe Cali as well... :)

Curcubeu
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:59 PM
ITF $100,000 Cali, Main Draw:

(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Q/LL
Petra Rampre (SLO) v (wc)Karen Castiblanco (COL)
Q/LL v Q/LL
(2)Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) v Sharon Fichman (CAN)

All Alex in the quarterfinal?

However, happy to see her back on the dirt and I hope she won't go back to hard that soon... :spit:

Curcubeu
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:54 PM
Routine win 6-4 6-0 vs. qualifier Annalisa Bona! :yeah:

Next round against Rampre! Good luck! :cheer:

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:08 PM
ITF $100,000 Cali, Main Draw:

(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v Q/LL
Petra Rampre (SLO) v (wc)Karen Castiblanco (COL)
Q/LL v Q/LL
(2)Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) v Sharon Fichman (CAN)

All Alex in the quarterfinal?

However, happy to see her back on the dirt and I hope she won't go back to hard that soon... :spit:

Agree. While the top 5 Romanians all grew up clay, and clay remains the best surface for all of them, aside of course from Monica, with Alex D, Sorana, Simona and Irina there is no question there is the feeling that they will all develop into players that can be effective on all surfaces during their careers. Monica and Sorana already are pretty decent players whatever the surface and Alex is getting there too. Irina is has further to go before establishing herself as a player for all surfaces but she also has the potential to do so. And Simona is already fine on hardcourts but still needs to improve indoors and on grass.

In contrast, Alex C strikes me as an out and out clay courter and this is probably what she will remain and as such it is probably for the best that she sticks to the red stuff as much as is feasible. :lol:

Curcubeu
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:11 PM
However, she beat Barthel on indoor hard last year in Luxembourg and I have no freaking f*cking clue how she did that :hysteric:

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:14 PM
However, she beat Barthel on indoor hard last year in Luxembourg and I have no freaking f*cking clue how she did that :hysteric:

True. That was definately her best result of the year and one of the most surprising, even baffling, results by anyone over the course of the year. I have no idea how she did it either. Maybe we are underestimating her and she should be playing Midland and then Memphis right now and kicking some indoor ass. :lol:

Curcubeu
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:18 PM
True. That was definately her best result of the year and one of the most surprising, even baffling, results by anyone over the course of the year. I have no idea how she did it either. Maybe we are underestimating her and she should be playing Midland and then Memphis right now and kicking some indoor ass. :lol:

After losing sets to Klepac and even Jurak the Q-rounds before! :crying2:

But I guess it was more Mona completely losing her head. They have already played one match before at Wimbledon QR1 and Alex was able to win 9 games without having ever played on grass before as far as I can think back! :spit:

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:26 PM
After losing sets to Klepac and even Jurak the Q-rounds before! :crying2:

But I guess it was more Mona completely losing her head. They have already played one match before at Wimbledon QR1 and Alex was able to win 9 games without having ever played on grass before as far as I can think back! :spit:

Yeah, that's probably it. There must be something about Alex C's game that troubles Mona since Alex has played so competitively against her twice on fast surfaces. It would be interesting to see what would happen if Alex C got to play Mona on clay.

Curcubeu
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:34 PM
(8)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Petra Rampre (SLO) 64 57 76(6)

saved three MPs

Our Alex' love drama :spit:

grs
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:37 PM
It's so hard to follow Alexandra's matches on livescore :)

Curcubeu
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Lost 2 and 3 to Alexandra the greater :hug:

Curcubeu
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:43 AM
WTA Bogota, Main Draw:

(6)Mathilde Johansson (FRA) v Valeria Savinykh (RUS)
Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) v Q
Timea Babos (HUN) v (wc)Yuliana Lizarazo (COL)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) v (3)Romina Oprandi (SUI)

Good luck... :unsure:

Curcubeu
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Lost to Oprandi, but won 3-6 6-1 7-5 against Dokic in Monterrey R1 :hysteric: :worship:
4th Top 100 win. :yeah:

Possible R2 rematch against Alexandra The Great now! :D

grs
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:38 PM
I like Alexandra first serve - it's really a good one for hard.

Curcubeu
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Yeah, her 1st serve really isn't that bad. Her second is a mess, though, and she is still hitting too many DFs.

She also defended quite decently with some good length in her shots, hit some nice forehands as well, her return was surprisingly solid, her backhand on the other hand is quite loose. However, it's enough to beat Dokic today.

Where did you watch it?

grs
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:39 AM
http://envivo.terra.com.mx/deportes/deportes/471-mx/

grs
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:38 PM
Alexandra Cadantu - the best Romanian Hard Court player - ever :worship:

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:44 PM
She is mentally so clutch today! :worship:

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:58 PM
Watch and learn how to save BPs, Alex D. Lol

Andiyan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:00 PM
It would be so painful yet entertaining if Alex the lesser actually beats Soler.

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:10 PM
Alex C. def. Silvia Soler-espinosa 7-6(6) 6-3

Easy.

Alex D., retire please

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:13 PM
It would be so painful yet entertaining if Alex the lesser actually beats Soler.

You know what is painful yet entertaining

Alex D.: 65% 1st serves, broken 6 times
Alex C.: 48% 1st serves, broken 0 times

grs
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:17 PM
It's was a unexpected quality match from two clay girls on HC. The first set was taken from ATP book - not any break points, very high percentage on first service (100 % for Alexandra ), very disputed TB.
In the second set Alexandra saved THREE times from 15-40 in Federer's style - very well placed and strong first services. :eek: :worship:

And Alexandra is back in TOP 100 in style :bounce: :kiss::kiss:

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:21 PM
She has definitely a better 1st serve than Dulgheru or Niculescu, that's for sure. However, still too many DFs because she more or less hits the second like she does her 1st. :lol:

She was outstandingly clutch throughout the match, took both BPs she had while saving the opponent's 6. Wow...

Well deserved quarterfinal against probably Dominguez-Lino. Room for more? :oh:

Andiyan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:23 PM
You know what is painful yet entertaining

Alex D.: 65% 1st serves, broken 6 times
Alex C.: 48% 1st serves, broken 0 times

Odd stat, yes. :spit: Where'd C make the diff? :lol:

Curcubeu
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:32 PM
Odd stat, yes. :spit: Where'd C make the diff? :lol:

Cadantu won 89% of her points on her 1st serve throughout the match, 100% in the 1st set.

That girl is so completely random! :hysteric: :sobbing:

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:22 AM
http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2012/1039/OP.pdf

They probably thought Sorana would win and now Alex has to play on the parking lot! :happy:

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:24 AM
What? :mad: They are stupid :banghead:

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:29 AM
I just saw that Alexandra is currently even ranked higher than Lourdes... :spit:

However, those moonballs, I don't think that she can deal that well with them, so we won't miss that much.

I still have a night session match at the ATP Marseille which would have been at the same time, but interests me more to be honest. :oh:

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:40 AM
I know that Alexandra hasn't a play too enjoyable to watch but I love her determination, her fight for every single point and the intensity of her living the game. I really want to see her ranking higher :)

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:08 PM
6-2 Alexandra 3/3 break points conversions :worship:

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:09 PM
6-2 1*-0

From service GOAT to return GOAT! She's hammering LiDL's second serves! :lol:

I'm not allowed to think what she could achieve here... :spit:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Alex the little to be the next HC GOAT :drool:

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:22 PM
6-2 1*-0

From service GOAT to return GOAT! She's hammering LiDL's second serves! :lol:

I'm not allowed to think what she could achieve here... :spit:

4- 0 :drool: I give you my permission - you can think further ;)

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:29 PM
I guess she has more in common with Alex D. than her name... :spit:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:32 PM
is she choking? :sobbing:

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:33 PM
6-4; 6-0; Only 4 points lost on her service in the second set. Romanian HC Goat :worship:

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:34 PM
6-2 6-0

I give up! :crying2:

I'm getting flash-backs to Warsaw 2009. :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:35 PM
oh in that sense she reminds you of Alex the great :lol: you scared me Aaron :lol:

Meelis
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Hardcourt queen :eek:

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:39 PM
6-2 6-0

I give up! :crying2:

I'm getting flash-backs to Warsaw 2009. :lol:

What? Alex D won almost all matches in 3 sets in Warsaw 2009. C. destroys her opponents here after losing the first set to Dokic.

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:54 PM
oh in that sense she reminds you of Alex the great :lol: you scared me Aaron :lol:

Watch her dancing Michael Jackson now.

What? Alex D won almost all matches in 3 sets in Warsaw 2009. C. destroys her opponents here after losing the first set to Dokic.

Well, Alex D. s a slugfest queen, Alex C. is the agressive basher. :drool:

And it's HC.

grs
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Next :Bratchikova or Arn 1-6; 6-6 in this moment, match suspended - rain.

Andiyan
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:16 PM
6-2 6-0 :rolls:

Awesome!

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Next :Bratchikova or Arn 1-6; 6-6 in this moment, match suspended - rain.

Good for Alexandra.

Curcubeu
Feb 25th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Still no match resumed. That is really, really a great advantage on her side.

By the way, she had to pull out of Acapulco Q, but I guess she won't mind. :lol:

Andiyan
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:10 AM
Arn won 61 76(6). Let's beat Granaten Greta :D

grs
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:15 AM
Still no match resumed. That is really, really a great advantage on her side.

By the way, she had to pull out of Acapulco Q, but I guess she won't mind. :lol:

I don't know what to say. Al the girls in front of her from alternate list are missing from Q

alternates:

1. Krajicek
2. Arn
3. Dubois
4. Mayr-Achleitner
5. Birnerova
6. Foretz Gacon
7. Cadantu

Maybe there are many pulls off from the MD. We will see.

Curcubeu
Feb 25th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Could be and I would certainly advise that to a certain someone to pull out... :oh:

Someone watching?

Andiyan
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:26 AM
So far so good. 6-2 *3-4

Curcubeu
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:41 AM
It was nice as long as it lasted... :o

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Let's see if Alexandra can pass over the loss of second set.

Curcubeu
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:57 AM
I can't see her holding her serve... :sobbing:

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:14 AM
At least she fights, not like Ungur.

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Please Alexandra, hold your service now !

Curcubeu
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:34 AM
Serve it out! :hysteric:

P.S. This is the worst set I've probably seen on WTA level in general... :spit:

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:34 AM
Alexandra will serve for match at 6-5 after 2 DF's at GP from Greta :) Close it Alexandra!

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:41 AM
She did it. :bounce: :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Won a set with 0/8 on her second serve :worship::worship:

Curcubeu
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Dead, but happy... :sobbing:

And I already thought I would have garantueed the second massive choke job from one of my faves after the semifinal in Marseille today, thank God Greta smashed that one ball 2 metres out...

And now win at least some games in the final. :lol:

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:48 AM
She's a fighter! A great one.

Andiyan
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:49 AM
HC International final for Alexi :bolt:

grs
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:54 AM
HC International final for Alexi :bolt:

As I wrote before, Alexandra Cadantu is the best Romanian hard court player ever :p