Gabriela Niculescu

Gabriela Niculescu (born 7 June 1986) is a retired professional tennis player and former member of the Romania Fed Cup team. On July 4, 2005, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 376, and her best doubles ranking was 199 on February 20, 2006.

Gabriela Niculescu
Full nameGabriela Niculescu
Country (sports) Romania
Born (1986-06-07) 7 June 1986 (age 34)
Socialist Republic of Romania
Turned pro2002
Retired2008
PlaysRight Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Prize money$32,208
Singles
Career record91–67
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 376 (4 July 2005)
Doubles
Career record157–43
Career titles0 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 199 (20 February 2006)

In 2008 playing for the University of Southern California in doubles, teamed up with Amanda Fink, she won the 2008 Pac-10 Doubles Championship, won the ITA West Regional doubles title, and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.[1]

She became a national platform tennis champion after retiring from professional tennis. She won titles in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Personal lifeEdit

She is the older sister of tennis player Monica Niculescu.[2]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (1–2)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 July 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Petra Novotníková 5-7, 6-7
Runner-up 2. 28 November 2004 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Yuliya Ustyuzhanina 4-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 8 May 2005 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Aurélie Védy 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Doubles (25-11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2002 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Radoslava Topalova
  Virginia Trifonova
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 2. 26 August 2002 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Iveta Gerlová
  Nina Nittinger
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 16 March 2003 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Monica Niculescu   Stefanie Haidner
  Daniela Klemenschits
6–3, 6–7(7), 4–6
Winner 4. 31 March 2003 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Monica Niculescu   Darija Jurak
  Maria Jedlicková
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 20 April 2003 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Monica Niculescu   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Darija Jurak
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 17 August 2003 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Anna Bastrikova
  Elena Vesnina
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 31 August 2003 Timișoara, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Julia Ács
  Vasilisa Davydova
4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 23 May 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Lenore Lazaroiu
  Andra Savu
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 6 June 2004 Constanţa, Romania Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Bianca Bonifate
  Diana Gae
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 13 June 2004 Piteşti, Romania Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Andrea Benítez
  Estefania Craciún
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 15 August 2004 Târgu Mureș, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Simona Matei
  Barbara Pócza
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 22 August 2004 Iași, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Nadine Schlotterer
  Eva Valková
7–5, 6–1
Winner 13. 29 August 2004 Timişoara, Romania Clay   Sorana Cîrstea   Lenore Lazaroiu
  Raluca Olaru
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 5 September 2004 Arad, Romania Clay   Sorana Cîrstea   Yevgenia Savransky
  Sandra Záhlavová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 19 September 2004 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Sandra Záhlavová   Kyra Nagy
  Virág Németh
6–2, 2–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 6 February 2005 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard   Mădălina Gojnea   Irina Buryachok
  Olga Panova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. 20 March 2005 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Monica Niculescu   Hanna Andreyeva
  Valeria Bondarenko
6–2, 6–3
Winner 18. 27 March 2005 Ain Sokhna, Egypt Clay   Monica Niculescu   Laura-Ramona Husaru
  Sarah Raab
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 17 April 2005 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Monica Niculescu   Lucie Hradecká
  Sandra Záhlavová
4–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 8 May 2005 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Monica Niculescu   Irina Buryachok
  Olga Panova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 21. 15 May 2005 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Monica Niculescu   Renata Kucerková
  Kathrin Woerle
6–7, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 22. 21 May 2005 Pitești, Romania Clay   Mădălina Gojnea   Vojislava Lukić
  Andrea Popović
6–4, 6–3
Winner 23. 28 May 2005 Balș, Romania Clay   Bianca Bonifate   Lenka Dlhopolcová
  Alexandra Iacob
6–2, 7–5
Winner 24. 25 June 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Corina Corduneanu   Elena Chalova
  Ekaterina Lopes
6–2, 6–4
Winner 25. 3 July 2005 Galați, Romania Clay   Corina Corduneanu   Vasilisa Davydova
  Olga Panova
6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Winner 26. 23 July 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Mădălina Gojnea   Ágnes Szatmári
  Oksana Teplyakova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 23 October 2005 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Monica Niculescu   Sara Errani
  María José Martínez Sánchez
2–6, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 28. 9 April 2006 Athens, Greece Clay   Monica Niculescu   Olga Brózda
  Margit Rüütel
6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 29. 7 May 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Sorana Cîrstea   Simona Matei
  Raluca Olaru
6–4, 0–6, 7–6(3)
Winner 30. 14 May 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Sorana Cîrstea
  Diana Buzean
6–3, 6–0
Winner 31. 25 June 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu   Raluca Ciulei
  Neda Kozić
6–2, 6–1
Winner 32. 30 July 2006 Arad, Romania Clay   Laura Ioana Paar   Karolina Jovanović
  Neda Kozić
6–2, 6–3
Winner 33. 6 August 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Laura Ioana Paar   Maria Luiza Crăciun
  Ágnes Szatmári
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 24 June 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Maria Luiza Crăciun   Kateryna Herth
  Oksana Uzhylovska
5-7, 3-6
Winner 35. 19 August 2007 Constanţa, Romania Clay   Diana Gae   Alexandra Damaschin
  Lenore Lazaroiu
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 36. 11 July 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Mihaela Bunea   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Ioana Gașpar
6–4, 3–6, [3–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AMANDA FINK; Tennis - 2015". Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ "Monica Niculescu biography". tennis.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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