|Born||3 February 1980|
Bucharest, Socialist Republic of Romania
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Career titles||4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91(18 January 1999)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1999)|
|French Open||3R (1999)|
|US Open||2R (1998)|
|Career titles||1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 228 (13 September 1999)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1999)|
On 18 January 1999, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 68 whilst her best doubles ranking was 228 on 13 September 1999.
Raluca turned pro at the age of 15 and reached WTA top 100 by the time she was 17 years old. She was also ranked top 10 in the world ITF juniors ranking, reaching the semifinals at the 1995 US Open. Raluca was forced to retire early due to shoulder injury (2004).
Raluca is the daughter of former Romanian football player and former president of the Romanian Football Federation, Mircea Sandu and her late mother, Simona Arghir former handball player and captain of Romanian national handball team. Raluca has one more sibling, older brother Dan Mircea. In her youth she was dating former world number 1 Carlos Moya for two years.
ITF Circuit finals edit
Singles (4–7) edit
|Winner||1.||24 April 1995||Bari, Italy||Clay||Stefania Pifferi||6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2.||7 August 1995||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Gülberk Gültekin||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||3.||18 September 1995||Cluj-Napoca, Romania||Clay||Katalin Marosi||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||10 February 1996||Sunderland, Great Britain||Hard||Samantha Smith||4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||21 July 1996||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Julia Abe||2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||17 November 1996||Bad Gögging, Germany||Carpet (i)||Nirupama Vaidyanathan||4–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||7.||2 March 1997||Bushey, Great Britain||Carpet (i)||Olga Barabanschikova||1–6, 6–7|
|Runner-up||8.||20 July 1997||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Pavlina Stoyanova||4–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||9.||12 April 1998||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Barbara Schwartz||2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||10.||26 July 1998||Valladolid, Spain||Hard||Rita Kuti-Kis||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||11.||24 June 2001||Gorizia, Italy||Clay||Eva Bes-Ostáriz||0–6, 6–1, 3–6|
Doubles (1–2) edit
|Runner-up||1.||7 August 1995||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Alice Pirsu|| Gülberk Gültekin
Selin Nassi Tekikbas
|Winner||2.||20 June 1999||Marseille, France||Clay||Gisela Riera|| Eva Martincová
|Runner-up||3.||1 August 1999||Bytom, Poland||Clay||Gisela Riera|| Eva Bes-Ostáriz
Head-to-head records edit
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.
- "World padel tour rankings". Retrieved 25 December 2020.
- "Biography on WTA Tour official site". Women's Tennis Association.
- "Raluca Sandu îşi învaţă fetiţa tenis!" [Raluca Sandu teaches her girl to play tennis!] (in Romanian). libertatea.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Unde a dispărut fiica mondenă a ex-şefului de la FRF! Raluca Sandu e patroană de cârciumă la…" [Where did the daughter of the ex-boss from FRF disappear? Raluca Sandu is the owner of a pub in ...] (in Romanian). cancan.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Ce bine seamănă cu mama ei!" [How well she resembles her mother!] (in Romanian). libertatea.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Raluca si Mircea Sandu au castigat meciul impotriva cancerului" [Raluca and Mircea Sandu won the game against cancer] (in Romanian). revistavip.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Mircea Sandu, socru-mare in weekend" [Mircea Sandu, great-grandfather in the weekend] (in Romanian). revistavip.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Poartă pe spate crucea mamei" [She carries on her back her mother's cross] (in Romanian). libertatea.ro. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- Raluca Sandu at the Women's Tennis Association
- Raluca Sandu at the International Tennis Federation
- Raluca Sandu at the Billie Jean King Cup