Sorana Cirstea is a professional tennis player from Romania with a singles career-high ranking of No.21, which she reached on August 12, 2013. She also has a doubles career-high singles ranking of No.35. She has two singles career titles and doubles career titles.

Player Profile

Height / weight 1.76 m / 59 kg
Born 7 Apr 1990
Nationality Romania Romania
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Sorana

Sorana Mihaela Cîrstea was born on April 7, 1990, in Bucharest, Romania. She currently resides in Târgoviște, Romania. The right-handed player stands 176 cm tall. She has a two-handed backhand. She started playing tennis when she was four years old after she was introduced to the sport by her mother.

She turned pro in 2006 and is coached by Andrei Cociasu. Throughout her career, she has earned $7,349,157 in prize money.


She started her career in the ITF Circuit and she did not make her Majors debut until 2008 when she played in the main draw of both the singles and doubles events. In 2009, she made it to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

She had some struggles with form in 2010 and dropped in rankings. By 2011, she managed to re-enter the top 60 in the world rankings, and by 2012, she had risen into the Top 30 of the rankings. In 2013, she reached her career-high singles ranking of No.21

An injury in 2014 caused her to drop in the rankings and by 2015, she was out of the Top 100 rankings. She ended the year ranked 244. In 2016, she came back to form and broke into the Top 100 again. She continued to struggle on and off through to 2019 when she made it to the first US Open third round in a decade. She made it to the third round of the US Open again in 2020.

In 2021, she made it to the fourth round of the French Open, then in 2022, she was in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Career Record


  • Highest Singles Ranking: 21 (August12, 2013)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 38 (August22, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - 4R (2017, 2022)
  • French Open - QF (2009)
  • Wimbledon - 3R (2009, 2012, 2017,2021)
  • US Open - 3R (2009, 2019, 2020)

Other Singles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - 1R (2008, 2012)


  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 35 (March9, 2009)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 568 (August22, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2018)
  • French Open - 3R (2008, 2018)
  • Wimbledon - 3R (2011)
  • US Open - 3R (2009, 2017)

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