Tennis Prose



Biofile Sorana Cirstea Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: WTA no. 73. Winner of two WTA singles titles.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 138

DOB: April 7, 1990 In: Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Inspirations: “Steffi Graf. I saw her on TV and I told my parents I wanted to be like her. And my dad (Mihai) was a big inspiration. He always believed in me and he was always encouraging me, even when I have tough times. Because of him I am on my way here.”

First Tennis Memory: “My wood racquet. I started with a wood racquet when I was like four.”

Favorite Movie: “The Notebook.”

Current Car: “Porsche (black).”

Favorite Meal: “This is tough [laughs]. Club salad.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Would be coconut.”

Pre-Match Feeling: “Think about like anything, but not about the match [smiles].”

Greatest Sports Moment: “French Open quarterfinal (2009).”

Most Painful Moment: “[Laughs] any loss!”

Closest Tennis Friends: “Wozniacki, Ivanovic, Kirilenko, Radwanska sisters, the Romanians.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Oh…tough…the other Romanian Monica Niculescu. She’s really, really funny [smiles].”

Toughest Competitors: “None of them [laughs]. No.”

Favorite Players To Watch: “I like to watch, of course, Federer. Nadal. Djokovic. And I like to watch, as well, the girls. Now I’m watching more tennis than before. I liked to watch Safina a lot when she was playing.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “Yeah, a lot of them. Hitting your doubles partner [laughs]. Or something like this. I have hit a lot of girls. So that’s really embarrassing to hit your partner.”

Favorite Tournament: “I like the Grand Slams.”

Which Match Did You Feel At Your Best: “I don’t think I ever played my best. Usually I never think I’m playing my best. (Hasn’t happened yet?) Yeah, I’m still waiting [smiles].”

Favorite Sport(s) Outside Tennis: “Any kind. I love soccer, I love handball, swimming, anything good. And I love watching top athletes in every kind of sport.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “I can’t think of one right now. I’m sure there are a lot but it’s not coming right now.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Loyalty. And sports-minded.”

· · ·

1 comment

  • Michael · August 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I watched her win the first set today 7-6 and then left for Gulbis. Later in the day someone told me she fell apart and got killed the next two.



Find it!

Copyright 2010
To top