Cătălina Cristea

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Cătălina Cristea
Country (sports) Romania
Born (1975-06-02) 2 June 1975 (age 43)
Bucharest, Romania
Turned pro1990
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money$663,007
Singles
Career record239–225
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (21 July 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1994, 1999)
French Open3R (1995)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open1R (1995, 1997–2000)
Doubles
Career record129–158
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 40 (17 August 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999)
French Open2R (1998, 1999, 2000)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 2000)
US Open2R (1997, 1999)

Cătălina Cristea (born 2 June 1975) is a former tennis player from Romania. She was ranked No. 59 in the singles (21 July 1997) and No. 40 in the doubles (17 August 1998). She retired from professional tennis in September 2001 before returning in 2005; she ultimately retired September 2005 age 30.

Playing for Romania at the Fed Cup, Cristea has a win–loss record of 20–13.

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 Australian Open Hard Sweden Åsa Carlsson Switzerland Joana Manta
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
3–6, 2–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1–3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 February 1998 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) Australia Kristine Kunce United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1998 Budapest, Hungary Clay Argentina Laura Montalvo Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 20 June 1998 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Eva Melicharova Spain Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 9 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina France Amélie Cocheteux
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6–1, 6–2

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

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

Singles: 4 (1–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 September 1991 Cluj, Romania Hard France Lea Ghirardi 2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 29 September 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 15 April 2001 Dinan, France Clay (i) Netherlands Seda Noorlander 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 25 July 2004 Balş, Romania Clay Romania Simona Matei 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (6–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 September 1991 Cluj, Romania Hard Romania Diane Samungi Romania Mirela Buciu
France Lea Ghirardi
6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. 27 July 1992 Lohja, Finland Clay Austria Andrea Tunko Japan Miyako Ataka
Poland Monika Starosta
6-2, 7-6(4)
Winner 3. 18 July 1994 Bilbao, Spain Clay Netherlands Hanneke Ketelaars Spain Yolanda Clemot
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6–2, 6–1
Winners 4. 20 November 1994 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) Serbia and Montenegro Tatjana Ječmenica Czech Republic Kateřina Kroupová
Czech Republic Jana Pospíšilová
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 25 August 1996 Athens, Greece Clay Czech Republic Helena Vildová France Virginie Massart
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 12 October 1997 Sedona, United States Hard United States Corina Morariu United States Liezel Huber
Argentina Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 October 1999 Batumi, Georgia Carpet South Africa Surina De Beer Romania Magda Mihalache
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
4–6, 6–3, 4–6

Head-to-head record against other players[edit]

Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

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