Alexandra Cadanțu

Alexandra Cadanțu (born 3 May 1990) is a Romanian tennis player.

Alexandra Cadanțu
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Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest, Romania
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 30)
Bucharest, Romania
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 922,489
Singles
Career record390–302 (56.4%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 59 (6 January 2014)
Current rankingNo. 292 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open1R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2012, 2013)
Doubles
Career record174–160 (52.1%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 101 (11 June 2012)
Current rankingNo. 539 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2012)
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: 25 April 2020.

On 6 January 2014, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 59. Her best doubles ranking is No. 101, achieved on 11 June 2012.

At Grand Slam tournaments, Cadanțu has won only one match, at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Usually, she is playing on the ITF Circuit.

CareerEdit

Born in Bucharest, Cadantu began playing tennis at age three. Her favourite surface is clay, her goal to reach the top 50.

2013Edit

Cadantu started the year in Shenzhen but was defeated by Bojana Jovanovski in the first round. Her next tournament was in Sydney, where she was defeated in the first qualifying round by Olga Puchkova. Alexandra then lost to Heather Watson in the Australian Open first round.

In February, she won her first match for the season in Cali, Colombia – defeating Laura Pous Tió. Then she lost in the second round to Sesil Karatantcheva in three sets, reached quarterfinals in Bogotá, Colombia, defeating Maria Joao Koehler in the first and Tereza Mrdeža in the second round. She then fell in the quarterfinals to Jelena Janković. Then, in Acapulco, Mexico, Cadantu was defeated by Sara Errani in the first round. In March, she fell in Miami first qualifying round to Stefanie Vögele. She then lost to Madison Keys in the first round of Charleston.

She reached the semifinals in Katowice, Poland, in April, where she lost to Petra Kvitová. On her road, she defeated Yuliya Beygelzimer, Katarzyna Kawa, Raluca Olaru, Sabine Lisicki, each of them in straight sets, and Irina-Camelia Begu, and Shahar Pe'er in three. She has also reached the semifinals at the Budapest Grand Prix, where she lost in straight sets to compatriot Simona Halep and eventual winner of the tournament.

2014Edit

Cadantu started the year in Auckland where she had to retire in her first round, 1–6, 0–4 down against Kurumi Nara. She also fell at the first round in Hobart (losing to Olivia Rogowska), at the Australian Open (losing to Flavia Pennetta), and in Rio de Janeiro (losing to Teliana Pereira).

Then things started to improve with a quarterfinal at Florinopolis beating wild card Gabriela Cé in the first round and Dinah Pfizenmaier in the second before losing to Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. She fell in the first round at Indian Wells and Miami, losing to rising stars CoCo Vandeweghe and Zarina Diyas, respectively. In Katowice, she beat Yanina Wickmayer before losing a tight three-set match to third seed Carla Suárez Navarro. She then had a nine-match losing streak, including the French Open and Wimbledon, which she snapped at the $100k Contrexéville. She won the doubles title at Bucharest alongside compatriot Ana Bogdan; they beat Çağla Büyükakçay and Karin Knapp in the final. Later in the year, she reached the quarterfinals of the ITF events at Saint-Malo, Monterrey and Victoria.

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1–3
US Open 1R 1R A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–4 1–4 0–3 1–11

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open 1R A A 0–1
Wimbledon 1R A A 0–1
US Open 1R 1R A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–5

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2012 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Tímea Babos 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 Morocco Open, Morocco International Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu   Petra Cetkovská
  Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]
Win 1–1 Jul 2014 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Elena Bogdan   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Karin Knapp
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 1–2 Jul 2016 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Jessica Moore
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Bol Open, Croatia Clay   Aleksandra Krunić 3–6, 0–3 ret.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 26 (9 titles, 17 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2006 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jul 2007 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay   Ioana Gaspar 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Aug 2007 ITF Constanţa, Romania 10,000 Clay   Corina Corduneanu 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 1–6
Loss 2–2 Sep 2007 ITF Hunedoara, Romania 10,000 Clay   Elora Dabija 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Mar 2008 ITF Cairo, Egypt 10,000 Clay   Elena Chalova 2–6, 3–6
Loss 2–4 Aug 2008 ITF Arad, Romania 10,000 Clay   Pálma Király 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–5 Mar 2010 ITF Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay   Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 4–6
Win 3–5 May 2010 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay   Diana Enache 6–2, 6–4
Win 4–5 May 2010 ITF Craiova, Romania 10,000 Clay   Mădălina Gojnea 5–7, 6–3, 6–0
Loss 4–6 Sep 2010 ITF Balş, Romania 10,000 Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 3–6, 2–6
Win 5–6 Oct 2010 ITF Ain Sukhna, Egypt 10,000 Clay   Zuzana Zlochová 6–2, 6–3
Win 6–6 Nov 2010 ITF Niterói, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Julia Cohen 6–1, 1–6, 6–1
Loss 6–7 Nov 2010 ITF Barueri, Brazil 10,000 Hard   Conny Perrin 0–5 ret.
Win 7–7 Dec 2010 ITF Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Julia Cohen 6–1, 6–3
Loss 7–8 Jan 2011 ITF Plantation, United States 25,000 Clay   Sharon Fichman 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 7–9 May 2011 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Ajla Tomljanović 2–6, 4–6
Loss 7–10 Jun 2011 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Jana Čepelová 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 8–10 Sep 2011 Piemonte Internazionale, Italy 100,000 Clay   Mariana Duque 6–4, 6–3
Loss 8–11 Oct 2011 Telavi Open, Georgia 50,000 Clay   Alexandra Panova 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Loss 8–12 Jul 2012 ITS Cup, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay   María-Teresa Torró-Flor 2–6, 3–6
Loss 8–13 May 2013 WTA Prague Open, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay   Lucie Šafářová 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Loss 8–14 Apr 2015 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 9–14 Jun 2015 ITF Galați, Romania 25,000 Clay   Cristina Dinu 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Loss 9–15 Sep 2015 ITF Bucha, Ukraine 25,000 Clay   Kristína Kučová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Loss 9–16 Aug 2018 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund 4–6, 2–6
Loss 9–17 Apr 2019 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay   Kaja Juvan 1–6, 0–3 ret.

Doubles: 24 (12 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2008 ITF Galaţi,
Romania
10,000 Clay   Antonia Xenia Tout   Kristína Kučová
  Valentina Sulpizio
0–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 May 2009 Wiesbaden Open,
Germany
10,000 Clay   Alexandra Stuparu   Leonie Mekel
  Pauline Wong
1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Dec 2009 ITF Benicarló,
Spain
10,000 Clay   Diana Enache   Romina Oprandi
  Laura Pous Tió
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–3 Apr 2010 ITF Bol,
Croatia
10,000 Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Chantal Škamlová
  Romana Tabaková
6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Win 2–3 Apr 2010 ITF Šibenik,
Croatia
10,000 Clay   Dalia Zafirova   Maria Abramović
  Mădălina Gojnea
6–2, 6–3
Win 3–3 May 2010 Trofeul Popeci,
Romania
10,000 Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Tanya Germanlieva
  Dessislava Mladenova
6–3, 6–3
Win 4–3 Sep 2010 ITF Balş,
Romania
10,000 Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Martina Gledacheva
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 7–5
Win 5–3 Jun 2011 ITF Ystad,
Sweden
25,000 Clay   Diana Enache   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Emma Laine
6–4, 2–6, [10–5]
Win 6–3 Sep 2011 ITF Mamaia,
Romania
25,000 Clay   Elena Bogdan   Marina Shamayko
  Sofia Shapatava
6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–4 Sep 2011 Allianz Cup,
Bulgaria
100,000 Clay   Raluca Olaru   Nina Bratchikova
  Darija Jurak
4–6, 5–7
Loss 6–5 Feb 2012 Copa Bionaire,
Colombia
100,000 Clay   Raluca Olaru   Karin Knapp
  Mandy Minella
4–6, 3–6
Win 7–5 Sep 2014 Royal Cup NLB,
Montenegro
25,000 Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Xenia Knoll
  Arantxa Rus
6–1, 3–6, [10–2]
Win 8–5 Oct 2015 Open de Touraine,
France
50,000 Hard (i)   Cristina Dinu   Viktorija Golubic
  Alice Matteucci
7–5, 6–3
Win 9–5 Nov 2015 ITF Équeurdreville,
France
25,000 Hard (i)   Lesley Kerkhove   Elizaveta Ianchuk
  Sherazad Reix
6–3, 6–4
Loss 9–6 Sep 2016 L'Open 35 de Saint-Malo,
France
50,000 Clay   Jaqueline Cristian   Lina Gjorcheska
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 9–7 Oct 2016 Open de Touraine,
France
50,000 Hard (i)   Ekaterina Yashina   Ivana Jorović
  Lesley Kerkhove
3–6, 5–7
Loss 9–8 Oct 2016 Internationaux de la Vienne,
France
100,000 Hard (i)   Nicola Geuer   Nao Hibino
  Alicja Rosolska
0–6, 0–6
Loss 9–9 Feb 2017 ITF Grenoble,
France
25,000 Hard (i)   Cornelia Lister   Ilona Kremen
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 5–7
Win 10–9 Feb 2017 ITF Altenkirchen,
Germany
25,000 Carpet (i)   Cornelia Lister   Tara Moore
  Conny Perrin
6–2, 3–6, [11–9]
Loss 10–10 Sep 2017 Dunakeszi Open,
Hungary
60,000 Clay   Tereza Smitková   Irina Bara
  Chantal Škamlová
6–7(7–9), 4–6
Win 11–10 Jul 2018 Pro Circuit Open,
Hungary
100,000 Clay   Chantal Škamlová   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 6–3
Loss 11–11 Sep 2018 Zagreb Ladies Open,
Croatia
60,000 Clay   Elena Bogdan   Andrea Gamiz
  Aymet Uzcategui
3–6, 4–6
Loss 11–12 Sep 2018 L'Open 35 de Saint-Malo,
France
60,000 Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Cristina Bucșa
  Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez
6–4, 1–6, [8–10}
Win 12–12 Sep 2020 ITF Tarvisio, Italy 25,000 Clay   Marie Benoît   Anna Bondár
  Paula Ormaechea
6–1, 6–3

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