Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau / Kevin Krawietz qualified for the round of 16 of the men's doubles tournament at Roland Garros on Friday in Paris, after 6-3, 6-2 with the pair Yen-Hsun Lu (Taiwan) / Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan). Tecau and his partner, the 9th seeds, won without any problems, in 67 minutes. Tecau and Krawietz secured a cheque for 29,325 euros and 180 ATP points in doubles.
The former chair of the Romanian Football Federation, Mircea Sandu, the initiator of the candidacy submission to co-organize EURO 2020 by Romania, said in an interview for AGERPRES that this competition should "teach us how to behave and organize" prestige sporting events in the future.
Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea advanced to the third round of the women's singles event at the French Open after beating Italian Martina Trevisan 6-4 3-6 6-4 on Wednesday in Paris. Cirstea, 31, world number 54, got a near win at the end of a match that lasted two hours and 37 minutes. Her best result in Paris remains the 2009 women's singles quarter-finals.
Footballer Cristian Manea, who is currently training with the Under-23 national youth team in Spain, on Tuesday told the FRF (Romanian Football Federation) Website that Romania will produce a very big surprise at the Tokyo Olympics. "It's hard to wait until the Olympics, given that they were supposed to take place last year.
Romania won the bronze medals in women's 10m air rifle on Tuesday at the European Shooting Championship in Osijek, Croatia. Laura-Georgeta Ilie (626.7 points), Roxana Sidi (626 points) and Eliza Alexandra Molnar (618.8 points) reached the final of eight following Monday's contests, totaling 1,871.5 points.
Romanian gymnasts have won five medals at the FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Junior World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, one gold, two silver and two bronze. The gold went to Daria Mihaiu and Darius Branda, in the mixed pairs event, with Romania 2 (19.850 points) finishing ahead of Russia (19.800) and Bulgaria (19.750).
The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) declares itself ready to organize the final of the Romanian Cup with supporters in the stands, announcing that on Thursday that it will start the process to sell access tickets.
Romania's Women's eight (W8+) and Men's eight (M8+) crews have qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, on Sunday after finishing second the races within the World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Romanian mountain climbers Horia Colibasanu, Marius Gane and Slovak climber Peter Hamor have decided to interrupt their attempt to open up a new route, a world first, on the northwestern face of the Dhaulagiri Peak (8,167 m), after escaping an avalanche.
Romanian tennis players Alexandra Dulgheru and Gabriela Ruse on Tuesday progressed to the second round of the women's singles event at the 60,000-USD W60 Saint Gaudens ITF tournament in France.