Born on May 30, 1989, Alexandra Dulgheru is a professional tennis player from Romania. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Dulgheru is a right-handed player who achieved singles career high in doubles and is coached by Gabriel Urpi. She turned professional in 2005.
She started playing tennis at four. A year before turning pro she achieved her best junior result at the 2006 Wimbledon Girls’ Singles Championship, where she reached the quarterfinals before she fell to Tamira Paszek. She also reached the finals in doubles with Kristina Antoniychuk. In 2009, the Romanian player finished as a runner-up to Kimiko Date Krumm in Monzon, where the winner went home with the $75,000 purse. A few days later she made up for these losses with a victory in Bari, where she went home with the $25,000 purse.
Dulgheru made her WTA debut at the 2009 Warsaw Open where she defeated Agnes Szatmari, Sara Errani and Galina Voskoboeva on the way to the semifinals. She defeated Daniela Hantuchova in the semis before defeating Alona Bondarenko in the finals for her first WTA title. She made her Grand Slam debut in the same year, losing in the first round to Victoria Azarenka in the US Open.
A year later, Dulgheru competed at the 2010 Australian Open where she entered in both the singles and the doubles events. She lost in the first round in singles, falling to Yanina Wickmayer. She also paired up with Edinana Gallovits in doubles, losing in the first round to Carly Gullickson and Vladimira Uhlirova.va. The 21-year old followed these defeats by reaching the semifinals of the Barcelona Ladies Open.
Other highlights in 2010 include her second WTA title at the Polsat Warsaw Open and her first appearance at the 2010 French Open where she reached the third round. She also appeared in Wimbledon where she entered three draws. The next year went off to a slow start, with defeats in the first round at the Brisbane International and in the Medibank international before regaining her form in Miami, where she reached the quarterfinals and faced off with Sharapova.