Simona Matei

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Simona Matei
Full name Simona-Iulia Matei
Country  Romania
Residence Bucharest, Romania
Born (1985-07-07) 7 July 1985 (age 29)
Braşov, Socialist Republic of Romania
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro 2002
Retired 2010
Plays Right handed (two handed backhand)
Prize money US$84,879
Singles
Career record 221–156
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 145 (2 October 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2007)
French Open Q1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record 91–79
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 246 (2 October 2006)
Last updated on: 4 October 2010.

Simona-Iulia Matei (born 7 July 1985 in Braşov) is a former professional Romanian tennis player.

On 2 October 2006, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 145 and her highest WTA doubles ranking of 246. She ha won 9 singles and 7 doubles ITF Circuit. She retired from tennis 2010.

She is coached by Michele Tellini.

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 15 (9–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 29 June 2003 Greece Orestiada, Greece Hard Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 20 July 2003 Italy Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy Clay Slovakia Zuzana Zemenová 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 23 May 2004 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Monica Niculescu 2–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 30 May 2004 Romania Oradea, Romania Clay Czech Republic Petra Novotníková 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 25 July 2004 Romania Balş, Romania Clay Romania Cătălina Cristea 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 15 August 2004 Romania Târgu Mureş, Romania Clay Russia Ekaterina Makarova 1–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 29 August 2004 Romania Timişoara, Romania Clay Ukraine Yevgenia Savranska 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 August 2005 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Diana Enache 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 14 May 2006 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Sorana Cîrstea 2–6, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 10. 8 July 2006 Sweden Båstad, Sweden Clay Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(0)
Runner-up 11. 17 September 2006 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Andrea Petkovic 5–7, 5–7
Winner 12. 24 September 2006 Italy Lecce, Italy Clay Italy Giulia Gabba 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 14 June 2009 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Elena Bogdan 4–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 13 September 2009 Bulgaria Ruse, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Martina Gledacheva 6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 4 October 2009 Bulgaria Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova 6–2, 6–3

ITF Doubles Circuit finals: 15 (7–8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runners-up 1. 15 August 2004 Romania Târgu Mureş, Romania Clay Hungary Barbara Pocza Romania Gabriela Niculescu
Romania Monica Niculescu
5–7, 1–6
Runners-up 2. 27 August 2005 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Liana Ungur Romania Corina Corduneanu
Romania Agnes Szatmari
W.O.
Winners 3. 2 October 2005 Portugal Porto, Portugal Clay Lithuania Lina Stančiūtė Netherlands Kelly De Beer
Netherlands Eva Pera
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winners 4. 29 January 2006 France Grenoble, France Hard (I) Turkey Pemra Özgen France Florence Haring
France Virginie Pichet
6–3, 7–4
Winners 5. 25 March 2006 Italy Parioli, Italy Clay Poland Magdalena Kiszczyńska Italy Stefania Chieppa
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 6–2
Runners-up 6. 7 May 2006 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Romania Gabriela Niculescu
4–6, 6–0, (3)6–7
Winners 7. 5 April 2008 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
Russia Avgusta Tsybysheva
6–2, 5–7, [10–4]
Runners-up 8. 8 June 2008 Romania Piteşti, Romania Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Runners-up 9. 13 December 2008 Spain Benicarló, Spain Clay Romania Cristina Mitu Serbia Neda Kozić
Bulgaria Biljana Pavlova
4–6, (3)6–7
Runners-up 10. 22 May 2009 Romania Craiova, Romania Clay Serbia Nataša Zorić Bulgaria Tanya Germanlieva
Bulgaria Dessislava Mladenova
6–4, 1–6, [7–10]
Runners-up 11. 5 June 2009 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Cristina Mitu Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
Romania Ioana Gaspar
3–6, (3)6–7
Winners 12. 24 July 2009 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Ioana Gaspar Romania Ionela-Andreea Iova
Romania Cristina Mitu
7–6(6), 6–1
Winners 13. 11 September 2009 Bulgaria Ruse, Bulgaria Clay Romania Ioana Ivan Denmark Malou Ejdesgaard
Bulgaria Dia Evtimova
6–1, 6–4
Winners 14. 2 October 2009 Bulgaria Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Romania Diana Marcu Bulgaria Huliya Velieva
Bulgaria Lyutfiya Velieva
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Runners-up 15. 6 March 2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Romania Diana Marcu Slovakia Michaela Pochabová
Slovakia Romana Tabaková
1–6, 1–6

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