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Hello to every fan of Romanian tennis!
I'm a new member in this forum, I am Daniela so that you know :) and I'm from Romania - amazing country with many rising tennis players!
I saw that there's no subforum for Romanian players which is a shame :sad: but lots of topics for our girls... Which is really nice but I thought maybe it's also nice to make a thread where can we cheer for all the Romanian girls. I'm going to try to post some informations about Romanian girls as they come and I will also put results as much as possibly I can.
I hope you'll join me here any other Romanian people on the forum or other people who is fan of Romanian tennis :D
Greetings,
Daniela
 

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Our players!

We don't have anyone in top 100 just now but I'm hopeful it's soon going to change!

Our top 3 in detail!

WTA105 Edina Gallovits
She's born 1984... Had her highest ranking in this month this year. She's not going to be top player in the world I think but she can do well and she is making big improvements now in the playing :)
WTA164 Raluca-Ioana Olaru
Born 1989... I really believe Raluca has a great talent and she's going to be top 20 player soon! She's had some really good results this year not least in the Fed Cup. She is just needing to now improve consistency and I think we expect alot from her.
WTA170 Simona Matei
I don't know much about this player honestly... She is high ranking 145 and she had some good wins, I don't know how high can she be.


Romanian top 10 this week:

105 Gallovits Edina
164 Olaru Raluca-Ioana
170 Matei Simona
201 Perianu Anda
204 Niculescu Monica
211 Gojnea Mădălina
253 Mihalache Magda
261 Buzărnescu Mihaela
278 Szatmari Agnes
325 Cîrstea Sorana-Mihaela

Some facts for rest:

Mădălina Gojnea: She has good wins as junior, she didn't have the same succes on WTA yet but we can still hope :)

Magda Mihalache was Romanian no. 1 for a while, I don't think she can be again because the young girls are really good but she can be better than her present rank.

Monica Niculescu was good junior, what can she do now?

SORANA! Is really talented, won her first MD match on WTA this week... I think she's up there with the best 90s girls, so we can all hope for her.

I'll write more another time when I have more time :)
 

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Romanian players in action this week:

Sorana CIRSTEA - through to R2 of WTA Budapest, will play Martina MULLER in R2.
Raluca-Ioana OLARU - seed 7 in ITF 50K Torrent, faces Oxana Lyubtsova (Q) in R1. They have not played before.
Magda MIHALACHE - lost Qualifying R2 Budapest to CIRSTEA.
Anda PERIANU is unseeded in 50K Sea Island. She won R1 against Vanessa HENKE (which is ranked around 20 places above her), will face Michaela PASTIKOVA or Bethanie MATTEK in R2.
Edina GALLOVITS is 2nd seed on that competition, she will play first round against qualifier Salome DEVIDZE.
Anamaria-Alexandra SERE which is ranked WTA528 had a good competition in Cagnes-sur-la-mer 100K qualifying, she won to the 2nd round but then had to retire against Aurelie VEDY. Bad luck, hopefully next time better!

It's all my informations for today but many are still in competition so I will keep updating! :D
 

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Hello to every fan of Romanian tennis!
I'm a new member in this forum, I am Daniela so that you know :) and I'm from Romania - amazing country with many rising tennis players!
I saw that there's no subforum for Romanian players which is a shame :sad: but lots of topics for our girls... Which is really nice but I thought maybe it's also nice to make a thread where can we cheer for all the Romanian girls. I'm going to try to post some informations about Romanian girls as they come and I will also put results as much as possibly I can.
I hope you'll join me here any other Romanian people on the forum or other people who is fan of Romanian tennis :D
Greetings,
Daniela
:wavey:
I have the feeling that after an year there will be a lot of Romanian girls in the top100 :D Good luck to all of them and please stop beating the Bulgarian girls in the junior tournaments :lol:
 

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Hi and welcome Daniela ;)

remembers the days of Dragomir and Spirlea not to mention Catalina Cristea.

its a good time for Romanian tennis and there's a few others on the way in juniors also ;)
 

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Great week for our girls so far!!!! :)
Sorana is in Budapest SF winning against Daniilidou her QF today :yeah:
Raluca is in SF also in Torrent 50K, she beat y'day Marta Marrero and today Iekaterina Makarova.
And we must not forget either the 2 Romanians who are this week in USA, Edina Gallovits and Anda Perianu who both reached QF... I think QF are played today later.
Such a good week for Romanian tennis, I hope they can all continue to inspire each other to go up and up :bounce:
 

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:wavey:
I have the feeling that after an year there will be a lot of Romanian girls in the top100 :D Good luck to all of them and please stop beating the Bulgarian girls in the junior tournaments :lol:
I can see Gallovits coming back to top-100 and I hope Sorana and Raluca will be there soon. Madalina Gojnea, well, we will see. I hope the success of her younger compatriots can make her hungry for more successes.
 

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Edina has also an own thread :wavey: I say welcome to all supporters:p

I'M A VERY,VERY BIG FAN OF EDINA :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:
 

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I like very much Monica Niculescu and Sorana Cirstea. I support them :angel: :) Monica is now playing qualification match against Julia Goerges form Germany in Wasrsaw :bounce:

2:6 6:3 1:0 (with break :))
 

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:wavey: Welcome Daniela!

Nice idea to create this thread.
And it seems that romanian girls are doing well recently :D
 

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Well, it was a mixed day for our two new queens of tennis today. Raluca had a very good win, 7-5 6-4 over top 100 Russian Alla Kudriatseva which is 2 years her senior and higher ranked. Very good victory and it will bring her good ranking points! Unfortunately though Sorana had a bad loss to Neha Uberoi in the same tournament (Fes WTA) which was unexpected being as Uberoi was a lucky loser and lost quite easily to Raluca on the last round of qualification... Raluca seems to be much the more consistent of the two just now and her ranking is reflecting that...

Meanwhile, with the other players...

Great 2 weeks for 15 year old Simona Halep! She won two ITF tournaments in Bucuresti without any difficulties and she gains her first WTA ranking inside the top 900. She definitely seems to be a one to watch on the future! I've seen some photos of her and she is very physically in good shape for such a young player, muscle and so on. For sure it seems like it would give her an edge over her rivals, so often we saw good Romanian juniors not advance in senior competition because they are not physically fit enough to make the transition (Niculescu and Gojnea are two I think of straight away)

Madalina Gojnea lost R1 of 75K Zagreb challenger to Iekaterina Ivanova... Not unexpected because Ivanova is ranked above her by around 40 places, but she really had no problems to beat Madalina and I find it disappointing that it seems Madi couldn't even push her, this was not such a hard first round as she could have had. Madi was such a good junior but she just can't step out and her time is running shorter... Something needs to be changed and to me it seems as though she would need a different coach because she is too talented to stay at 200.

Monica Niculescu lost straight sets to Yvonne Meusberger in the same tourney, but Yvonne was 3rd seed so that always looked to be a tough match for her.

Monica had a better week last week at 75K in Lebanon:
$75,000 Jounieh Lebanon
C75 07 May 2007 to 12 May 2007 Entry : DA Clay (O)
32 W Nina BRATCHIKOVA (RUS) 6-0 6-1
16 W Joanna SAKOWICZ (POL) 3-6 6-4 7-6(4)
QF L Laura POUS-TIO (ESP) 2-6 6-3 2-6
Two good wins and a good performance against Pous-Tio who is a good claycourter.
Madi also reached QF, had a very good win over Nagy but then lost to a Slovak player ranked almost 100 below her...

Anda Perianu had a much better week at 50K Sea Island:
$50,000 Sea Island, GA USA
C50 24 Apr 2007 to 29 Apr 2007 Entry : DA Clay (O)
32 W Vanessa HENKE (GER) 4-6 6-2 7-6(4)
16 W Bethanie MATTEK (USA) 6-2 6-4
QF W Angelika BACHMANN (GER) 4-6 6-4 6-4
SF W Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) 6-2 7-5
FR L Julie DITTY (USA) 3-6 2-6
Good wins against Kudryavtseva Mattek and Henke :yeah:

Current Romanian Rankings:
100 (92) GALLOVITS, EDINA ROU
302.00 0.00 27
146 (150) OLARU, IOANA RALUCA ROU (won one ITF tourney reached finals of other)
212.25 0.00 16
172 (170) CIRSTEA, SORANA ROU (after her WTA success she still ranks high)
167.50 0.00 12
176 (180) MATEI, SIMONA ROU
163.50 0.00 22
184 (185) PERIANU, ANDA ROU
157.50 0.00 17
202 (212) GOJNEA, MADALINA ROU
144.00 0.00 22
205 (206) NICULESCU, MONICA ROU
137.75 0.00 22
244 (244) MIHALACHE, MAGDA ROU
103.50 0.00 23
263 (253) BUZARNESCU, MIHAELA ROU
97.25 0.00 13
284 (283) SZATMARI, AGNES ROU
86.00 0.00 24
335 (359) UNGUR, LIANA ROU
63.50 0.00 11
422 (414) CORDUNEANU, CORINA ROU
44.00 0.00 8
519 (517) ENACHE, DIANA ROU
29.75 0.00 16
521 (510) SERE, ANAMARIA ROU
29.50 0.00 10
532 (511) DULGHERU, ALEXANDRA ROU
28.00 0.00 10
561 (569) CADANTU, ALEXANDRA ROU
24.75 0.00 12
594 (583) TOUT, ANTONIA XENIA ROU
22.25 0.00 18
622 (614) ANDREI, LAURA IOANA ROU
20.00 0.00 14
631 (652) VAIDEANU, ANDREEA ROU
19.00 0.00 10
664 (658) GAE, DIANA ROU
17.00 0.00 11
701 (695) GOLIMBIOSCHI, OANA-ELENA ROU
15.25 0.00 8
735 (777) MITU, CRISTINA ROU
13.50 0.00 6
810 (742) NICULESCU, GABRIELA ROU
11.00 0.00 7
821 (788) CRACIUN, MARIA LUIZA ROU
10.50 0.00 9
847 (836) CIULEI, RALUCA ROU
9.75 0.00 12
868 (801) POPA, ALEXANDRA ROU
9.00 0.00 6
880 (957) BEGU, IRINA ROU
8.75 0.00 5
887 (NR) HALEP, SIMONA ROU (great from Simona!)
8.50 0.00 3
899 (888) NEGREANU, DAIANA ROU
8.25 0.00 7
931 (922) IOVA, IONELA-ANDREEA ROU
7.50 0.00 5
941 (934) DAMASCHIN, DELIA ROU
7.25 0.00 7
954 (879) BONIFATE, BIANCA ROU
7.00 0.00 6
982 (974) SIMION, BEATRIS ROU
6.50 0.00 7
1001 (997) DABIJA, ELORA ROU
6.00 0.00 4
1063 (1059) STANICA, OANA ROU
5.25 0.00 3
1083 (1079) CONSTANTINESCU, ANA-MARIA ROU
5.00 0.00 4
1104 (1102) GHIORGHIU, ANTIA ROU
4.75 0.00 4
1165 (1166) BUNEA, MIHAELA ROU
4.25 0.00 6
1173 (1102) RADU, ALICE ROU
4.00 0.00 3
1198 (1197) BARA, NICOLETA ROU
3.75 0.00 3
1316 (1136) BRAICA, ANDREEA

Unforunately not a lot of rises for our girls, which is disappointing as clay is a favorite surface for most of them.
 

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Raluca rises to closer top 100 after her SF in Fes!
Many Romanian girls will play qualies on RG this week, I'll keep an update on their progress for anyone that is interested!
If anyone wanna post on this thread, please be welcome!
 

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Q Round 1 RG
OLARU - Errani 6-2 6-4 next faces Makarova
Gojnea - VOSKOBOEVA 4-6 1-6
NICULESCU - Strycova 6-2 6-4 next faces PERIANU :sad:
PERIANU - Chuang 6-4 6-4 next faces NICULESCU :sad: :sad:

I wonder who will win all-Romanian match? I hope Moni :eek: :)
 

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Bad luck that romanian players are facing each others :(

I'm happy with the victory of Olaru :D
 
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