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Cătălina Cristea (born 2 June 1975) is a former tennis player from Romania. She was ranked No. 59 in the singles (21 July 1997) and No. 40 in the doubles (17 August 1998). She retired from professional tennis in September 2001 before returning in 2005; she ultimately retired September 2005 age 30.

Cătălina Cristea
Country (sports) Romania
Born (1975-06-02) 2 June 1975 (age 44)
Bucharest, Romania
Turned pro1990
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money$663,007
Singles
Career record239–225
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (21 July 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1994, 1999)
French Open3R (1995)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open1R (1995, 1997–2000)
Doubles
Career record129–158
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 40 (17 August 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999)
French Open2R (1998, 1999, 2000)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 2000)
US Open2R (1997, 1999)

Playing for Romania at the Fed Cup, Cristea has a win–loss record of 20–13.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0-1)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 Australian Open Hard   Åsa Carlsson   Joana Manta
  Ludmila Richterová
3–6, 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (1–3)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. Feb 1998 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i)   Kristine Kunce   Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. Apr 1998 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Laura Montalvo   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. Jun 1998 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Eva Melicharova   Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 1. May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Irina Selyutina   Amélie Cocheteux
  Janette Husárová
6–1, 6–2

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 4 (1–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 September 1991 Cluj, Romania Hard   Lea Ghirardi 2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 29 September 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 15 April 2001 Dinan, France Clay (i)   Seda Noorlander 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 25 July 2004 Balș, Romania Clay   Simona Matei 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (6–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 September 1991 Cluj, Romania Hard   Diane Samungi   Mirela Buciu
  Lea Ghirardi
6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 27 July 1992 Lohja, Finland Clay   Andrea Tunko   Miyako Ataka
  Monika Starosta
6–2, 7–6(4)
Winner 3. 18 July 1994 Bilbao, Spain Clay   Hanneke Ketelaars   Yolanda Clemot
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–2, 6–1
Winners 4. 20 November 1994 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i)   Tatjana Ječmenica   Kateřina Kroupová
  Jana Pospíšilová
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 25 August 1996 Athens, Greece Clay   Helena Vildová   Virginie Massart
  Emanuela Zardo
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 12 October 1997 Sedona, United States Hard   Corina Morariu   Liezel Huber
  Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 October 1999 Batumi, Georgia Carpet   Surina De Beer   Magda Mihalache
  Zuzana Váleková
4–6, 6–3, 4–6

Head-to-head record against other playersEdit

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

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