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Simona-Iulia Matei (born 7 July 1985 in Brașov) is a former professional Romanian tennis player.

Simona Matei
Full nameSimona-Iulia Matei
Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest, Romania
Born (1985-07-07) 7 July 1985 (age 34)
Brașov, Socialist Republic of Romania
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2010
PlaysRight handed (two handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$84,879
Singles
Career record221–156
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 145 (2 October 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2007)
French OpenQ1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record91–79
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 246 (2 October 2006)
Last updated on: 4 October 2010.

On 2 October 2006, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 145 and her highest WTA doubles ranking of 246. She has won 9 singles and 7 doubles ITF Circuit. She retired from tennis 2010.

She is coached by Michele Tellini.

ITF Womens Circuit FinalsEdit

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 15 (9–6)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 29 June 2003 Orestiada, Greece Hard   Tsvetana Pironkova 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 20 July 2003 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy Clay   Zuzana Zemenová 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 23 May 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Monica Niculescu 2–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 30 May 2004 Oradea, Romania Clay   Petra Novotníková 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 25 July 2004 Balş, Romania Clay   Cătălina Cristea 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 15 August 2004 Târgu Mureş, Romania Clay   Ekaterina Makarova 1–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 29 August 2004 Timişoara, Romania Clay   Yevgenia Savransky 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 August 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Diana Enache 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 14 May 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Sorana Cîrstea 2–6, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 10. 8 July 2006 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sandra Záhlavová 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–0)
Runner-up 11. 17 September 2006 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Andrea Petkovic 5–7, 5–7
Winner 12. 24 September 2006 Lecce, Italy Clay   Giulia Gabba 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 14 June 2009 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Elena Bogdan 4–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 13 September 2009 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay   Martina Gledacheva 6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 4 October 2009 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Dia Evtimova 6–2, 6–3

ITF Doubles Circuit finals: 15 (7–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runners-up 1. 15 August 2004 Târgu Mureş, Romania Clay   Barbara Pócza   Gabriela Niculescu
  Monica Niculescu
5–7, 1–6
Runners-up 2. 27 August 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Liana Ungur   Corina Corduneanu
  Ágnes Szatmári
W.O.
Winners 3. 2 October 2005 Porto, Portugal Clay   Lina Stančiūtė   Kelly De Beer
  Eva Pera
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winners 4. 29 January 2006 Grenoble, France Hard (I)   Pemra Özgen   Florence Haring
  Virginie Pichet
6–3, 7–4
Winners 5. 25 March 2006 Parioli, Italy Clay   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Stefania Chieppa
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 6–2
Runners-up 6. 7 May 2006 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Ioana Raluca Olaru   Sorana Cîrstea
  Gabriela Niculescu
4–6, 6–0, 6–7(3–7)
Winners 7. 5 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Sulpizio   Eugeniya Pashkova
  Avgusta Tsybysheva
6–2, 5–7, [10–4]
Runners-up 8. 8 June 2008 Piteşti, Romania Clay   Valentina Sulpizio   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Runners-up 9. 13 December 2008 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Cristina Mitu   Neda Kozić
  Biljana Pavlova
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runners-up 10. 22 May 2009 Craiova, Romania Clay   Nataša Zorić   Tanya Germanlieva
  Dessislava Mladenova
6–4, 1–6, [7–10]
Runners-up 11. 5 June 2009 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Cristina Mitu   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Ioana Gaspar
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winners 12. 24 July 2009 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Ioana Gaspar   Ionela-Andreea Iova
  Cristina Mitu
7–6(8–6), 6–1
Winners 13. 11 September 2009 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay   Ioana Ivan   Malou Ejdesgaard
  Dia Evtimova
6–1, 6–4
Winners 14. 2 October 2009 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Diana Marcu   Huliya Velieva
  Lütfiye Esen
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Runners-up 15. 6 March 2010 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Diana Marcu   Michaela Pochabová
  Romana Tabaková
1–6, 1–6

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