Alexandra Cadanțu

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Alexandra Cadanțu
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Full name Alexandra Cadanțu
Country (sports)  Romania
Residence Bucharest, Romania
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 27)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $732,372
Singles
Career record 254–175
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 59 (6 January 2014)
Current ranking No. 172 (12 June 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Doubles
Career record 100–101
Career titles 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 101 (June 11, 2012)
Current ranking No. 332 (August 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2012)
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: 15 July 2013.

Alexandra Cadanțu (born 3 May 1990) is a professional Romanian tennis player playing in the ITF Women's Circuit. In January 2014, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 59. Her highest doubles ranking was No. 101 on 11 June 2012. She started tennis at the age of 3 and she is coached by Bogdan Popovici.

At the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Cadanțu has won only one match, at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Alexandra Cadantu was born in Bucharest, Romania. She began playing tennis at age 3 and she's coached by Emil Negoita. Her favourite surface is clay. Speaks Romanian, English and Spanish. Alexandra's goal is to reach Top 50 soon.

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Cadantu started the year in Shenzhen. But was defeated by Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, 6–3 6–1. Her next tournament was in Sydney where she was defeated in the first qualifying round by Olga Puchkova, 6–2 6–4. Alexandra then lost to Heather Watson in the Australian Open first round, 2–6 6–3 6–2.

In February, she won her first match for the season in Cali, Colombia – defeating Laura Pous Tió, 3–6 6–3 6–1. But then she lost in the second round to Sesil Karatantcheva, 6–4 5–7 6–2. Reached quarter-finals in Bogotá, Colombia, defeating Maria Joao Koehler in the first round, 6–0 6–3, and Tereza Mrdeža in the second round, 4–6 6–3 6–4. She then fell in the QFs to Jelena Janković, 6–2 6–1. Then, in Acapulco, Mexico, Cadantu was defeated by Sara Errani in the first round, 6–3 6–2. In March, she fell in Miami first qualifying round to Stefanie Vögele, 6–3 6–3. She then lost to Madison Keys in the first round of Charleston, USA, 7–6 6–4.

She reached the SFs in Katowice, Poland in April, where she lost to Petra Kvitová, 6–0 6–4. On her road to the SFs, 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 2013 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 when she had to retire in her first round 6–1 4–0 down against Kurumi Nara. She also fell at the first round in Hobart – losing to Olivia Rogowska 7–6 6–1, Australian Open – losing to Flavia Pennetta 6-0 6-2 and in Rio de Janeiro – losing to Teliana Pereira 6-3 6-4.

Then things started to improve with a quarter-final at Florinopolis beatin wildcard 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 6-3 6-3. 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 the third seed Carla Suárez Navarro 2-6 6-4 6-4. She then had a nine-match losing streak which included the French Open and Wimbledon which she snapped at the ITF 100k Contrexéville. She won the doubles title at Bucharest alongside countrywoman Ana Bogdan in her home city; they beat Çağla Büyükakçay and Karin Knapp in the final. Later in the year she reached the quarter-finals at ITF Saint-Malo, Monterrey and Victoria.

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 February 2012 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 4–6, 4–6

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 April 2012 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco Clay Romania Irina-Camelia Begu Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]
Winner 1. 13 July 2014 BRD Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Elena Bogdan Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Italy Karin Knapp
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 17 July 2016 BRD Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania 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]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 June 2017 Bol Open, Bol, Croatia Clay Serbia Aleksandra Krunic 3–6, 0–3 RET

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

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

Singles finals: 24 (9–15)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 September 2006 Bucharest 6, Romania Clay Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 15 July 2007 Bucharest 5, 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 1, 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 2, Spain Clay Italy Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 23 May 2010 Bucharest 1, 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, Florida, 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

Doubles finals: 19 (10–9)[edit]

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

Head-to-head vs. top 20[edit]

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 in boldface

Players who have been ranked in the World Top 20, but not in the World Top 10, in italic

Singles performance timeline[edit]

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

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

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

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