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

Alexandra Cadanțu
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Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 28)
Bucharest
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$877,859
Singles
Career record369–279
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (6 January 2014)
Current rankingNo. 238 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open1R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2012, 2013)
Doubles
Career record169–150
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (11 June 2012)
Current rankingNo. 235 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2012)
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: 10 April 2019.

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 Women's Circuit.

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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 (7–5, 6–2), Katarzyna Kawa (6–2, 6–3), Raluca Olaru (6–0, 6–0), Sabine Lisicki (7–5, 6–2), Irina-Camelia Begu (4–6, 6–3, 6–4), and Shahar Pe'er (5–7, 6–3, 6–3). She has also reached the semifinals at the Budapest Grand Prix, where she lost in straight sets (2–6, 6–7) 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 6–1, 6–3 in the first round and Dinah Pfizenmaier 6–2, 6–3 in the second before losing to Yaroslava Shvedova 3–6, 3–6. 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 3–6, 6–1, 6–1 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 $100,000 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.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (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 International Hard   Tímea Babos 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (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 International Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu   Petra Cetkovská
  Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]
Win 1–1 Jul 2014 Bucharest Open International Clay   Elena Bogdan   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Karin Knapp
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 1–2 Jul 2016 Bucharest Open International Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Jessica Moore
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

WTA 125 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 finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 26 (9–17)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 September 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 15 July 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Ioana Gaspar 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 19 August 2007 Constanţa, Romania Clay   Corina Corduneanu 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 2 September 2007 Hunedoara, Romania Clay   Elora Dabija 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 16 March 2008 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Elena Chalova 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2008 Arad, Romania Clay   Pálma Király 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 7 March 2010 Madrid, Spain Clay   Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 23 May 2010 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Diana Enache 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 30 May 2010 Craiova, Romania Clay   Mădălina Gojnea 5–7, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 5 September 2010 Balş, Romania Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 24 October 2010 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay   Zuzana Zlochová 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 21 November 2010 Niterói, Brazil Clay   Julia Cohen 6–1, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 27 November 2010 Barueri, Brazil Hard   Conny Perrin 0–5 ret.
Winner 7. 5 December 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Julia Cohen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 16 January 2011 Plantation, United States Clay   Sharon Fichman 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 8. 29 May 2011 Grado, Italy Clay   Ajla Tomljanović 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 25 June 2011 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Jana Čepelová 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 8. 11 September 2011 Biella, Italy Clay   Mariana Duque 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 2 October 2011 Telavi, Georgia Clay   Alexandra Panova 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 29 July 2012 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   María-Teresa Torró-Flor 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 19 May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Lucie Šafářová 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 14. 6 April 2015 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 9. 14 June 2015 Galați, Romania Clay   Cristina Dinu 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Runner-up 15. 26 September 2015 Bucha, Ukraine Clay   Kristína Kučová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Runner-up 16. 5 August 2018 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 17. 7 April 2019 Pula, Italy Clay   Kaja Juvan 1–6, 0–3 ret.

Doubles: 23 (11–12)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 May 2008 Galaţi, Romania Clay   Antonia Xenia Tout   Kristína Kučová
  Valentina Sulpizio
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 10 May 2009 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay   Alexandra Stuparu   Leonie Mekel
  Pauline Wong
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 12 December 2009 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Diana Enache   Romina Oprandi
  Laura Pous Tió
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 18 April 2010 Bol, Croatia Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Chantal Škamlová
  Romana Tabaková
6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 25 April 2010 Šibenik, Croatia Clay   Dalia Zafirova   Maria Abramović
  Mădălina Gojnea
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 May 2010 Craiova, Romania Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Tanya Germanlieva
  Dessislava Mladenova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 3 September 2010 Balş, Romania Clay   Alexandra Damaschin   Martina Gledacheva
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 30 June 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Diana Enache   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Emma Laine
6–4, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 6. 2 September 2011 Mamaia, Romania Clay   Elena Bogdan   Marina Shamayko
  Sofia Shapatava
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 September 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Raluca Olaru   Nina Bratchikova
  Darija Jurak
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 11 February 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay   Raluca Olaru   Karin Knapp
  Mandy Minella
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 26 September 2014 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Xenia Knoll
  Arantxa Rus
6–1, 3–6, [10–2]
Winner 8. 25 October 2015 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Cristina Dinu   Viktorija Golubic
  Alice Matteucci
7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 9 November 2015 Équeurdreville, France Hard (i)   Lesley Kerkhove   Elizaveta Ianchuk
  Sherazad Reix
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 24 September 2016 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Jaqueline Cristian   Lina Gjorcheska
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 7. 23 October 2016 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Ekaterina Yashina   Ivana Jorović
  Lesley Kerkhove
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 30 October 2016 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Nicola Geuer   Nao Hibino
  Alicja Rosolska
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 3 February 2017 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Cornelia Lister   Ilona Kremen
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 18 February 2017 Altenkirchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Cornelia Lister   Tara Moore
  Conny Perrin
6–2, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 10. 1 September 2017 Dunakeszi, Hungary Clay   Tereza Smitková   Irina Bara
  Chantal Škamlová
6–7(7-9), 4–6
Winner 11. 13 July 2018 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Chantal Škamlová   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 8 September 2018 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Elena Bogdan   Andrea Gamiz
  Aymet Uzcategui
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 23 September 2018 Saint Malo, France Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Cristina Bucșa
  Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez
6–4, 1–6, [8–10}

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

External linksEdit