Romanian tennis player Raluca Olaru paired up with Ukrainian Nadiia Kichenok progressed to the women's doubles quarter-finals of the 189,708-euro Bad Homburg Open WTA tournament on Monday after beating Andreea Mitu (Romania)/Oksana Kalashnikova (Georgia) 6-1 6-4. Second-seeded Olaru- Kicenok cruised to victory in 67 minutes.
Romania's vice-champion in women's handball, CS Minaur Baia Mare, has requested a wildcard for the next season of the Champions League, according to the club's official website. Romania could thus have two teams in the strongest European interclub competition, considering that CSM Bucharest, the national champion, is one of the teams that will play in the League groups.
Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea qualified on Monday for the second round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates, with total prize money worth 1,835,490 dollars, after she defeated Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, 6-4, 6-4. Cirstea, (30 years of age, WTA's 67th) won in one hour and 24 minutes to an opponent coming from qualifiers (31 years, WTA's 142nd).
Romanians Monica Niculescu, Patricia Tig and Simona Halep won doubles matches at the Gippsland Trophy (WTA 500) tournament in Melbourne on Tuesday, with total prizes of 565,530 dollars. The pair Monica Niculescu / Patricia Tig won 6-3, 6-3 versus 4th seeds Andreja Klepac (Slovenia) / Elise Mertens (Belgium), in just 66 minutes.
Romanian tennis player Andreea Amalia Rosca has won the ITF doubles tournament in Antalya (Turkey), equipped with prizes worth 15,000 US dollars, but lost the singles final. Rosca and Andreea Prisacariu defeated their opponents, Romanian Cristina Dinu and Ukrainian Viktoria Dema, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Romanian-German duo Florin Mergea/Andre Begemann qualified on Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the men's doubles event at the challenger tournament in Koblenz (Kolenz Open), Germany, with prizes worth 46,600 euro, after defeating Indian pair made up of N. Sriram Balaji/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, with a score of 7-6 (6), 4-6, 10-6.
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has climbed one spot advancing to the third position in the world ranking of professional tennis players (Women's Tennis Association - WTA), released on Monday.
Romanian tennis players Simona Halep and Patricia Tig are among the four finalists for the 2019 WTA Shot of the Year, along with Polish Iga Swiatek and Ukrainian Elian Svitolina. Halep, got picked with two nominations, having won the monthly polls in February and May, came into the final with the first, while Patricia Tig won the July poll.