Alexandra Cadanțu

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Alexandra Cadanțu
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Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 29)
Bucharest
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$877,859
Singles
Career record369–279
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (6 January 2014)
Current rankingNo. 238 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open1R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2012, 2013)
Doubles
Career record169–150
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (11 June 2012)
Current rankingNo. 235 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2012)
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: 10 April 2019.

Alexandra Cadanțu (born 3 May 1990) is a Romanian tennis player.

On 6 January 2014, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 59. Her best doubles ranking is No. 101, achieved on 11 June 2012.

At Grand Slam tournaments, Cadanțu has won only one match, at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Usually, she is playing on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Career[edit]

Born in Bucharest, Cadantu began playing tennis at age three. Her favourite surface is clay, her goal to reach the top 50.

2013[edit]

Cadantu started the year in Shenzhen but was defeated by Bojana Jovanovski in the first round. Her next tournament was in Sydney, where she was defeated in the first qualifying round by Olga Puchkova. Alexandra then lost to Heather Watson in the Australian Open first round.

In February, she won her first match for the season in Cali, Colombia – defeating Laura Pous Tió. Then she lost in the second round to Sesil Karatantcheva in three sets, reached quarterfinals in Bogotá, Colombia, defeating Maria Joao Koehler in the first and Tereza Mrdeža in the second round. She then fell in the quarterfinals to Jelena Janković. Then, in Acapulco, Mexico, Cadantu was defeated by Sara Errani in the first round. In March, she fell in Miami first qualifying round to Stefanie Vögele. She then lost to Madison Keys in the first round of Charleston.

She reached the semifinals in Katowice, Poland, in April, where she lost to Petra Kvitová. On her road, she defeated Yuliya Beygelzimer (7–5, 6–2), Katarzyna Kawa (6–2, 6–3), Raluca Olaru (6–0, 6–0), Sabine Lisicki (7–5, 6–2), Irina-Camelia Begu (4–6, 6–3, 6–4), and Shahar Pe'er (5–7, 6–3, 6–3). She has also reached the semifinals at the Budapest Grand Prix, where she lost in straight sets (2–6, 6–7) to compatriot Simona Halep and eventual winner of the tournament.

2014[edit]

Cadantu started the year in Auckland where she had to retire in her first round, 1–6, 0–4 down against Kurumi Nara. She also fell at the first round in Hobart (losing to Olivia Rogowska), at the Australian Open (losing to Flavia Pennetta), and in Rio de Janeiro (losing to Teliana Pereira).

Then things started to improve with a quarterfinal at Florinopolis beating wild card Gabriela Cé 6–1, 6–3 in the first round and Dinah Pfizenmaier 6–2, 6–3 in the second before losing to Yaroslava Shvedova 3–6, 3–6. She fell in the first round at Indian Wells and Miami, losing to rising stars CoCo Vandeweghe and Zarina Diyas, respectively. In Katowice, she beat Yanina Wickmayer 3–6, 6–1, 6–1 before losing a tight three-set match to third seed Carla Suárez Navarro. She then had a nine-match losing streak, including the French Open and Wimbledon, which she snapped at the $100,000 Contrexéville. She won the doubles title at Bucharest alongside compatriot Ana Bogdan; they beat Çağla Büyükakçay and Karin Knapp in the final. Later in the year, she reached the quarterfinals of the ITF events at Saint-Malo, Monterrey and Victoria.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2012 Monterrey Open International Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 Morocco Open International Clay Romania Irina-Camelia Begu Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]
Win 1–1 Jul 2014 Bucharest Open International Clay Romania Elena Bogdan Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Italy Karin Knapp
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 1–2 Jul 2016 Bucharest Open International Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Australia Jessica Moore
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

WTA 125 series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Bol Open, Croatia Clay Serbia Aleksandra Krunić 3–6, 0–3 ret.

ITF finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 26 (9–17)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 September 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 15 July 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Ioana Gaspar 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 19 August 2007 Constanţa, Romania Clay Romania Corina Corduneanu 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 2 September 2007 Hunedoara, Romania Clay Romania Elora Dabija 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 16 March 2008 Cairo, Egypt Clay Russia Elena Chalova 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2008 Arad, Romania Clay Hungary Pálma Király 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 7 March 2010 Madrid, Spain Clay Italy Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 23 May 2010 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Diana Enache 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 30 May 2010 Craiova, Romania Clay Romania Mădălina Gojnea 5–7, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 5 September 2010 Balş, Romania Clay Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 24 October 2010 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay Slovakia Zuzana Zlochová 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 21 November 2010 Niterói, Brazil Clay United States Julia Cohen 6–1, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 27 November 2010 Barueri, Brazil Hard Switzerland Conny Perrin 0–5 ret.
Winner 7. 5 December 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay United States Julia Cohen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 16 January 2011 Plantation, United States Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 8. 29 May 2011 Grado, Italy Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanović 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 25 June 2011 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Slovakia Jana Čepelová 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 8. 11 September 2011 Biella, Italy Clay Colombia Mariana Duque 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 2 October 2011 Telavi, Georgia Clay Russia Alexandra Panova 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 29 July 2012 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay Spain María-Teresa Torró-Flor 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 19 May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 14. 6 April 2015 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 9. 14 June 2015 Galați, Romania Clay Romania Cristina Dinu 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Runner-up 15. 26 September 2015 Bucha, Ukraine Clay Slovakia Kristína Kučová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Runner-up 16. 5 August 2018 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 17. 7 April 2019 Pula, Italy Clay Slovenia Kaja Juvan 1–6, 0–3 ret.

Doubles: 23 (11–12)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 May 2008 Galaţi, Romania Clay Romania Antonia Xenia Tout Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 10 May 2009 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Romania Alexandra Stuparu Netherlands Leonie Mekel
Netherlands Pauline Wong
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 12 December 2009 Benicarló, Spain Clay Romania Diana Enache Italy Romina Oprandi
Spain Laura Pous Tió
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 18 April 2010 Bol, Croatia Clay Romania Alexandra Damaschin Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
Slovakia Romana Tabaková
6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 25 April 2010 Šibenik, Croatia Clay Bulgaria Dalia Zafirova Croatia Maria Abramović
Romania Mădălina Gojnea
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 May 2010 Craiova, Romania Clay Romania Alexandra Damaschin Bulgaria Tanya Germanlieva
Bulgaria Dessislava Mladenova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 3 September 2010 Balş, Romania Clay Romania Alexandra Damaschin Bulgaria Martina Gledacheva
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 30 June 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay Romania Diana Enache Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Finland Emma Laine
6–4, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 6. 2 September 2011 Mamaia, Romania Clay Romania Elena Bogdan Russia Marina Shamayko
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 September 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Romania Raluca Olaru Russia Nina Bratchikova
Croatia Darija Jurak
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 11 February 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay Romania Raluca Olaru Italy Karin Knapp
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 26 September 2014 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
6–1, 3–6, [10–2]
Winner 8. 25 October 2015 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Romania Cristina Dinu Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Italy Alice Matteucci
7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 9 November 2015 Équeurdreville, France Hard (i) Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove Ukraine Elizaveta Ianchuk
France Sherazad Reix
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 24 September 2016 Saint-Malo, France Clay Romania Jaqueline Cristian North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 7. 23 October 2016 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Russia Ekaterina Yashina Serbia Ivana Jorović
Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 30 October 2016 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Germany Nicola Geuer Japan Nao Hibino
Poland Alicja Rosolska
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 3 February 2017 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Sweden Cornelia Lister Belarus Ilona Kremen
Czech Republic Tereza Smitková
1–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 18 February 2017 Altenkirchen, Germany Carpet (i) Sweden Cornelia Lister United Kingdom Tara Moore
Switzerland Conny Perrin
6–2, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 10. 1 September 2017 Dunakeszi, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Tereza Smitková Romania Irina Bara
Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
6–7(7-9), 4–6
Winner 11. 13 July 2018 Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovakia Chantal Škamlová United States Kaitlyn Christian
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 8 September 2018 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Romania Elena Bogdan Venezuela Andrea Gamiz
Venezuela Aymet Uzcategui
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 23 September 2018 Saint Malo, France Clay Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča Spain Cristina Bucșa
Colombia Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez
6–4, 1–6, [8–10}

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1–3
US Open 1R 1R A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–4 1–4 0–3 1–11

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open 1R A A 0–1
Wimbledon 1R A A 0–1
US Open 1R 1R A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–5

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