Raluca Șerban

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Raluca Șerban
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Full nameRaluca Georgiana Șerban
Country (sports) Cyprus (2018–current)
 Romania (2013–2018)
ResidenceCyprus[1]
Born (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 23)
Constanța, Romania
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$124,741
Singles
Career record220–101 (68.5%)
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 204 (22 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 334 (22 February 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
WimbledonQ1 (2019)
US OpenQ1 (2019)
Doubles
Career record122–58 (67.8%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 179 (31 December 2018)
Current rankingNo. 294 (22 February 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–1 (87.5%)
Last updated on: 25 February 2021.

Raluca Georgiana Șerban (born 17 June 1997) is a Romanian-born professional tennis player, who since 2018 represents Cyprus.

Career[edit]

She has career-high WTA rankings of 204 in singles, achieved on 22 April 2019, and of 179 in doubles, achieved on 31 December 2018. Șerban has won ten singles titles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

She made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2018 BGL Luxembourg Open, in the doubles event partnering Isabella Shinikova.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (10 titles, 6 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Spain Cristina Sánchez-Quintanar 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Hungary Anna Bondár 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–0 Apr 2016 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Italy Cristiana Ferrando 6–3, 7–6(4)
Loss 3–1 Jun 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Turkey Ayla Aksu 3–6, 3–6
Win 4–1 Nov 2016 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard United Kingdom Gabriella Taylor 6–4, 7–5
Win 5–1 Nov 2016 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Netherlands Nina Kruijer 3–6, 4–0 ret.
Win 6–1 Jan 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Ukraine Alena Fomina 6–2, 6–3
Loss 6–2 Mar 2017 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Serbia Dejana Radanović 4–6, 6–7(1)
Win 7–2 May 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay United States Dasha Ivanova 7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–3 Sep 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Greece Despina Papamichail 6–3, 2–6, 6–7(6)
Win 8–3 Mar 2018 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Czech Republic Anastasia Dețiuc 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 8–4 Apr 2018 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland 25,000 Clay Netherlands Cindy Burger 7–6(4), 4–6, 3–6
Loss 8–5 May 2018 ITF Balatonboglár,
Hungary
25,000 Clay Slovenia Kaja Juvan 4–6, 1–6
Win 9–5 Oct 2018 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 7–6(2), 6–4
Win 10–5 Oct 2018 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard (i) Serbia Nina Stojanović 6–2, 7–5
Loss 10–6 Nov 2018 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i) Belarus Yuliya Hatouka 5–7, 5–7

Doubles: 25 (13 titles, 12 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Romania Nicoleta Dascălu China Li Yihong
China Zhu Lin
6–3, 3–6, [3–10]
Loss 0–2 May 2014 ITF Sibiu, Romania 10,000 Clay Czech Republic Vendula Žovincová Romania Camelia Hristea
Romania Oana Georgeta Simion
6–7(2), 1–6
Win 1–2 Nov 2014 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Romania Oana Georgeta Simion Serbia Natalija Kostić
Serbia Nevena Selaković
6–4, 6–2
Win 2–2 Oct 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Slovakia Viktória Kužmová Belgium Steffi Distelmans
Netherlands Kelly Versteeg
6–2, 6–0
Loss 2–3 Mar 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Romania Andreea Ghițescu Austria Yvonne Neuwirth
Austria Nicole Rottmann
6–2, 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 2–4 Apr 2016 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Russia Kseniia Bekker Italy Cristiana Ferrando
Hungary Dalma Gálfi
4–6, 7–5, [12–14]
Loss 2–5 Jun 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Italy Miriana Tona Netherlands Arianne Hartono
New Zealand Paige Hourigan
3–6, ret.
Win 3–5 Nov 2016 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Israel Vlada Ekshibarova Italy Cristiana Ferrando
Belgium Michaela Boev
6–4, 7–6(4)
Loss 3–6 Mar 2017 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Romania Oana Georgeta Simion Slovakia Michaela Hončová
Italy Francesca Palmigiano
4–6, 3–6
Win 4–6 Mar 2017 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Romania Oana Georgeta Simion Canada Charlotte Robillard-Millette
Canada Carol Zhao
3–6, 7–6(2), [10–2]
Win 5–6 Jun 2017 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard Turkey Ayla Aksu Colombia María Fernanda Herazo
Mexico Victoria Rodríguez
6–4, 6–1
Win 6–6 Jul 2017 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 25,000 Clay Russia Kseniia Bekker Germany Laura Schaeder
Germany Anna Zaja
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
Loss 6–7 Jul 2017 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 80,000 Clay Slovakia Michaela Hončová France Amandine Hesse
Mexico Victoria Rodríguez
6–3, 2–6, [6–10]
Win 7–7 Jan 2018 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 15,000 Hard (i) Romania Laura Ioana Paar Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
Czech Republic Jesika Malečková
6–0, 6–7(7), [10–5]
Win 8–7 Feb 2018 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Hard Romania Oana Georgeta Simion Japan Mana Ayukawa
Switzerland Nina Stadler
6–2, 7–6(5)
Win 9–7 Mar 2018 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Belgium Michaela Boev Romania Gabriela Ana Maria Davidescu
Romania Alexandra Maria Stăiculescu
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 9–8 Mar 2018 ITF Heraklion, Greece 15,000 Clay Belgium Michaela Boev The Bahamas Kerrie Cartwright
United States Kariann Pierre-Louis
4–6, 5–7
Win 10–8 May 2018 ITF Balatonboglár, Hungary 25,000 Clay Hungary Anna Bondár Hungary Ágnes Bukta
Hungary Dalma Gálfi
6–1, 7–6(2)
Loss 10–9 May 2018 ITF Les Franqueses del Vallès,
Spain
25,000 Hard India Pranjala Yadlapalli Mexico Giuliana Olmos
Brazil Laura Pigossi
4–6, 4–6
Loss 10–10 Jun 2018 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Clay (i) Russia Anastasia Pribylova Paraguay Montserrat González
China Wang Xiyu
4–6, 6–7(4)
Win 11–10 Aug 2018 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 25,000 Clay Hungary Anna Bondár Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herdželaš
Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková
6–3, 6–0
Win 12–10 Jul 2019 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 60,000 Clay Romania Nicoleta Dascălu Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Johana Marková
6–4, 6–4
Win 13–10 Oct 2019 ITF Nanning, China 25,000 Hard Russia Ksenia Laskutova China Cao Siqi
China Wang Danni
6–2, 6–4
Loss 13–11 Jan 2020 ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 60,000 Hard (i) Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze Romania Jaqueline Cristian
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
6–7(6), 7–6(4), [8–10]
Loss 13–12 Sep 2020 ITF Prerov, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Romania Nicoleta Dascălu Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
Czech Republic Tereza Smitková
6–7(5), 6–7(4)

National representation[edit]

Games of the Small States of Europe[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 win)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2017 City of San Marino, San Marino Clay Luxembourg Eléonora Molinaro 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2 wins)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2017 City of San Marino Clay Cyprus Maria Siopacha Malta Francesca Curmi
Malta Elaine Genovese
6–2, 6–4
Win 2–0 Jun 2019 Budva, Montenegro Clay Cyprus Eleni Louka Malta Francesca Curmi
Malta Elaine Genovese
6–2, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 3 (2 wins, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Reykjavik, Iceland Hard (i) Cyprus Petros Chrysochos Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
Luxembourg Mike Scheidweiler
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–1 Jun 2017 City of San Marino Clay Cyprus Eleftherios Neos Luxembourg Eléonora Molinaro
Luxembourg Ugo Nastasi
3–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Jun 2019 Budva, Montenegro Clay Cyprus Eleftherios Neos Montenegro Vladica Babić
Montenegro Rrezart Cungu
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]

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