Played Monterrey in 2012

Played Monterrey in 2012

Enjoys playing all ball sports, going shopping, watching movies, reading, doing crosswords and looking after her two parrots ... Favorite cities are New York, and London ("big cities with lots to do") ... Self-described as ambitious, stubborn and happy ... Most admires Steffi Graf ... Goal is to reach Top 10.

Enjoys playing all ball sports, going shopping, watching movies, reading, doing crosswords and looking after her two parrots ... Favorite cities are New York, and London ("big cities with lots to do") ... Self-described as ambitious, stubborn and happy ... Most admires Steffi Graf ... Goal is to reach Top 10.

2012  JANUARY - Fell 1r at Auckland (l. to Pennetta); reached QF at Hobart (l. to Kerber 60 36 75; led 5-2 third set w/2mp at 5-3); reached 3r at Australian Open (l. to Errani).    FEBRUARY - Reached SF at Pattaya City (l. to Kirilenko); reached 2r at Doha (l. to Stosur); reached 2r at Monterrey (l. to Babos).    MARCH - Reached 2r at Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska); fell 1r at Miami (l. to Watson 63 36 76(4); led 5-0 third set w/2mp at 5-4).

2012 JANUARY - Fell 1r at Auckland (l. to Pennetta); reached QF at Hobart (l. to Kerber 60 36 75; led 5-2 third set w/2mp at 5-3); reached 3r at Australian Open (l. to Errani). FEBRUARY - Reached SF at Pattaya City (l. to Kirilenko); reached 2r at Doha (l. to Stosur); reached 2r at Monterrey (l. to Babos). MARCH - Reached 2r at Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska); fell 1r at Miami (l. to Watson 63 36 76(4); led 5-0 third set w/2mp at 5-4).

SINGLES  Winner (1): 2011 - ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA, ITF/Saint Malo-FRA, ITF/Limoges-FRA; 2008 - Tashkent; 2007 - ITF/Bucharest 6-ROU; 2006 - ITF/Albufeira-POR, ITF/Bucharest 2-ROU; 2005 - ITF/Porto Santo 6-POR.  Finalist (1): 2007 - Budapest.

SINGLES Winner (1): 2011 - ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA, ITF/Saint Malo-FRA, ITF/Limoges-FRA; 2008 - Tashkent; 2007 - ITF/Bucharest 6-ROU; 2006 - ITF/Albufeira-POR, ITF/Bucharest 2-ROU; 2005 - ITF/Porto Santo 6-POR. Finalist (1): 2007 - Budapest.

Full name is Sorana Mihaela Cirstea ... Speaks Romanian, English and Spanish and is studying French ..

Full name is Sorana Mihaela Cirstea ... Speaks Romanian, English and Spanish and is studying French ..

DOUBLES  Winner (4): 2011 - Dallas (w/Brianti); 2010 - Estoril (w/Medina Garrigues); 2008 - Fès (w/Pavlyuchenkova), Luxembourg (w/Erakovic), ITF/Athens 2-GRE (w/Voskoboeva); 2007 - ITF/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-ESP (w/Gojnea), ITF/Bucharest 6-ROU (w/Szatmari); 2006 - ITF/Bucharest 1-ROU (w/Niculescu), ITF/Madrid 2-ESP (w/O'Brien); 2005 - ITF/Porto Santo 4-POR, ITF/Porto Santo 5-POR (both w/Orasanu); 2004 - ITF/Timisoara-ROU, ITF/Arad-ROU (both w/Niculescu).

DOUBLES Winner (4): 2011 - Dallas (w/Brianti); 2010 - Estoril (w/Medina Garrigues); 2008 - Fès (w/Pavlyuchenkova), Luxembourg (w/Erakovic), ITF/Athens 2-GRE (w/Voskoboeva); 2007 - ITF/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-ESP (w/Gojnea), ITF/Bucharest 6-ROU (w/Szatmari); 2006 - ITF/Bucharest 1-ROU (w/Niculescu), ITF/Madrid 2-ESP (w/O'Brien); 2005 - ITF/Porto Santo 4-POR, ITF/Porto Santo 5-POR (both w/Orasanu); 2004 - ITF/Timisoara-ROU, ITF/Arad-ROU (both w/Niculescu).

Coached by Alina Tecsor; trains with adidas Development Program ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by mother, Liliana ... Father is Mihai; younger brother is Mihnea ..

Coached by Alina Tecsor; trains with adidas Development Program ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by mother, Liliana ... Father is Mihai; younger brother is Mihnea ..

Residence: Targoviste, Romania  DOB: April 7, 1990  Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania  Height: 5' 9" (1.76 m)  Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)  Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Residence: Targoviste, Romania DOB: April 7, 1990 Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania Height: 5' 9" (1.76 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

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