Week of 23rd April:
QR1: Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) def. (1)Sorana CÓrstea
R1: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) def. Monica Niculescu
R1: Alexandra Cadantu
def. Alberta Brianti 5-7 7-5 6-1
R1: Irina-Camelia Begu
def. Timea Babos (HUN) 7-6(5) 6-3
R1: (5)Simona Halep
def. (WC)Fatima El Allami (MAR) 6-1 Ret.
R2: Irina-Camelia Begu
def. (2)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1-6 7-6(4) 3-2 Ret.
R2: (5)Simona Halep
def. Alexandra Cadantu
QF: Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) def. Irina-Camelia Begu
QF: (5)Simona Halep
def. (1/WC)Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-2 6-1
SF: (Q)Kiki Bertens (NED) def. Simona Halep
6-3 6-4 Lol
R1: (7)Madalina Gojnea
def. (WC)Yesmine Kharrat (TUN) 6-0 6-0
R1: (Q)Raluca Olaru
def. Kristina Kucova (SVK) 1-6 6-4 6-1
R1: Elena Bogdan
def. (2)Arantxa Parra-Santonja (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-4
R2: (Q)Ana Savic (CRO) def. (7)Madalina Gojnea
R2: (5)Sandra Zaniewska (POL) def. (Q)Raluca Olaru
R2: Elena Bogdan
def. (LL)Lucia Cervera-Vazquez (ESP) 6-2 4-6 7-5
QF: Richel Hogenkamp (NED) def. Elena Bogdan
R1: (4)Gabriela Paz (VEN) def. Daiana Negreanu
R1: (8)Lisa Whybourn (GBR) def. (LL)Virginia Eliana Tica
R1: (6)Nicole Melichar (USA) def. Ana Bogdan
R1: Janina Toljan (AUT) def. (LL)Claudia-Gianina Dumitrescu
R1: (WC)Andrea Lazaro Garcia (ESP) def. Diana Stomlega
6-2 2-6 7-5
R1: (Q)Anna Veleva (BUL) def. Ana Maria Crisan
3-6 6-4 6-2
Romanian Player of the Week:
Simona Halep(56) for reaching the semifinal of the WTA tournament in Fes.
Romanian Upset of the Week:
Elena Bogdan(214) defeating #2 seed Arantxa Parra-Santonja in the 1st round of the 25k event in Tunis in straight sets.
Honourable mention to Irina-Camelia Begu(55) upsetting #2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova(27) in the second round of Fes.
Romanian Fail of the Week:
Top seed Sorana CÓrstea(40) losing in the 1st qualification round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart to Anna Chakvetadze(405), only winning a single game.
Simona Halep(56) losing to qualifier Kiki Bertens(146) in the semifinal of Fes in straight sets.
#7 seed Madalina Gojnea(207) losing to qualifier Ana Savic(460) only winning 3 games in the second round of Tunis.
Romanian Fighter of the Week:
Alexandra Cadantu(83) defeating defending champion Alberta Brianti(97) in the 1st round of Fes after being 5-7 2-4 down, only losing 2 more games for the rest of the match, despite the bad sportship of her opponent.
Irina-Camelia Begu(55) defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova(27) in R2 after saving a MP being 1-6 3-5 down, to win it by retirement in the end. Her second match this year already she won after saving MP(s).