Raluca Sandu

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Raluca Sandu
Full name Raluca Sandu
Country (sports)  Romania
Residence Bucharest, Romania
Born (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 37)
Bucharest, Socialist Republic of Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$157,333
Singles
Career record 187–154
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 68 (18 January 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1999)
French Open 2R (1999)
US Open 2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record 32–59
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 228 (13 September 1999)
Mixed doubles
Career record 0–1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 1R (1999)
Last updated on: 8 January 2012.

Raluca Sandu (born 3 February 1980) is a professional Romanian retired tennis player. On 18 January 1999, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 68 whilst her best doubles ranking was 228 on 13 September 1999.

Personal life[edit]

Raluca is the daughter of former Romanian football player and former president of the Romanian Football Federation, Mircea Sandu and her late mother, Simona Arghir former handball player and captain of Romanian national handball team. Raluca has one more sibling, older brother Dan Mircea. Raluca turned pro at the age of 15 and she reached top 100 WTA by the time she was 17 years old. She was also ranked top 10 in the world ITF Juniors ranking, reaching the Semi-finals at the 1995 U.S. Open. Raluca was forced to retire early due to shoulder injury (2004).[1]

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

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

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 11 (4–7)[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
Winner 1. 24 April 1995 Bari, Italy Clay Italy Stefania Pifferi 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 7 August 1995 Istanbul 3, Turkey Hard Turkey Gülberk Gültekin 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 18 September 1995 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 10 February 1996 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Samantha Smith 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 21 July 1996 Darmstadt, Germany Clay United States Cara Abe 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 17 November 1996 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) India Nirupama Vaidyanathan 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 2 March 1997 Bushey, Great Britain Carpet (i) Belarus Olga Barabanschikova 1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 20 July 1997 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Bulgaria Pavlina Stoyanova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 12 April 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay Austria Barbara Schwartz 2–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 26 July 1998 Valladolid, Spain Hard Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 24 June 2001 Gorizia, Italy Clay Spain Eva Bes 0–6, 6–1, 3–6

ITF Doubles Circuit finals: 3 (1–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 7 August 1995 Istanbul 3, Turkey Hard Romania Alice Pîrșu Turkey Gülberk Gültekin
United States Selin Nassi Tekikbas
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 20 June 1999 Marseille, France Clay Spain Gisela Riera Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1 August 1999 Bytom, Poland Clay Spain Gisela Riera Spain Eva Bes-Ostáriz
Poland Magdalena Grzybowska
4–6, 5–7

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