Monica Niculescu

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Niculescu, Monica
Professional career
2002 –
Date of birth 25 July 1987 (age 31)
Country Romania Romania

Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

2008
Poland Kraków (3 Nov 2008) - Great Britain Anne Keothavong def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3.
2010
Luxembourg Pétange (19 Jul 2010) - France Mathilde Johansson def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-3.
2011
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (Oct 2011) - Belarus Victoria Azarenka def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-2, 6-2.
2012
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (Oct 2012) - United States Venus Williams def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-2, 6-3.
France Nantes (29 Oct 2012) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva, 6-2, 6-3.
2013
Brazil Florianópolis (Feb 2013) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. Russia Olga Puchkova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
2014
China Guangzhou (Sep 2014) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. France Alizé Cornet, 6-4, 6-0.
2015
France Marseille (1 Jun 2015) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. France Pauline Parmentier, 6-2, 7-5.
Great Britain Nottingham (Jun 2015) - Croatia Ana Konjuh def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
France Poitiers (26 Oct 2015) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. France Pauline Parmentier, 7-5, 6-2.
2016
South Korea Seoul (Sep 2016) - Spain Lara Arruabarrena def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-0, 2-6, 6-0.
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (17 Oct 2016) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová, 6-4, 6-0.
2017
Australia Hobart (Jan 2017) - Belgium Elise Mertens def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-1.
France Limoges (6 Nov 2017) - Romania Monica Niculescu def. Germany Antonia Lottner, 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles[edit]

2006
Italy Mestre (4 Sep 2006) - Romania Monica Niculescu / Czech Republic Renata Voráčová def. Georgia Margalita Chakhnashvili / Germany Tatjana Malek, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
2007
Lebanon Jounieh (7 May 2007) - Belarus Tatiana Poutchek / Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova def. Romania Mădălina Gojnea / Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-5, 6-0.
United Arab Emirates Dubai (10 Dec 2007) - New Zealand Marina Erakovic / Romania Monica Niculescu def. Ukraine Yuliana Fedak / Russia Anna Lapushchenkova, 7-6(1), 6-4.
2008
France Cagnes-sur-Mer (28 Apr 2008) - Romania Monica Niculescu / Czech Republic Renata Voráčová def. France Julie Coin / Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier, 6-7(2), 6-1, [10-5].
United States New Haven (Aug 2008) - Czech Republic Květa Peschke / United States Lisa Raymond def. Romania Sorana Cîrstea / Romania Monica Niculescu, 4-6, 7-5, [10-7].
France Poitiers (20 Oct 2008) - Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská / Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová def. Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 6-4.
Slovakia Bratislava (27 Oct 2008) - Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková / Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká def. Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova / Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-6(1), 6-1.
2009
Hungary Budapest (Jul 2009) - Russia Alisa Kleybanova / Romania Monica Niculescu def. Ukraine Alona Bondarenko / Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-4, 7-6(5).
United States Stanford (Jul 2009) - United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams def. Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 6-1.
2010
Australia Hobart (Jan 2010) - Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung / Czech Republic Květa Peschke def. Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan / Romania Monica Niculescu, 3-6, 6-3, [10-7].
France Biarritz (5 Jul 2010) - Canada Sharon Fichman / Germany Julia Görges def. Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino / Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-5, 6-4.
Czech Republic Prague (Jul 2010) - Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky / Italy Tathiana Garbin def. Romania Monica Niculescu / Hungary Ágnes Szávay, 7-5, 7-6(4).
Luxembourg Pétange (19 Jul 2010) - Canada Sharon Fichman / Romania Monica Niculescu def. France Sophie Lefèvre / France Laura Thorpe, 6-4, 6-2.
2011
Azerbaijan Baku (Jul 2011) - Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva / Belarus Tatiana Poutchek def. Romania Monica Niculescu / Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva, 6-3, 2-6, [10-8].
2012
Australia Hobart (Jan 2012) - Romania Irina-Camelia Begu / Romania Monica Niculescu def. Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung / New Zealand Marina Erakovic, 6-7(4), 7-6(4), [10-5].
China Guangzhou (Sep 2012) - Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn / China Zhang Shuai def. Australia Jarmila Gajdošová / Romania Monica Niculescu, 2-6, 6-2, [10-8].
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (Oct 2012) - Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková / Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká def. Romania Irina-Camelia Begu / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-4.
2013
Great Britain Eastbourne (Jun 2013) - Russia Nadia Petrova / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik def. Romania Monica Niculescu / Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová, 6-3, 6-3.
France Poitiers (21 Oct 2013) - Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká / Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek def. United States Christina McHale / Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-6(5), 6-2.
2014
China Shenzhen (Dec 2013) - Romania Monica Niculescu / Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová def. Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok / Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok, 6-3, 6-4.
Australia Hobart (Jan 2014) - Romania Monica Niculescu / Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová def. United States Lisa Raymond / China Zhang Shuai, 6-2, 6-7(5), [10-8].
Poland Katowice (Apr 2014) - Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer / Ukraine Olga Savchuk def. Czech Republic Klára Koukalová / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 5-7, [10-7].
2015
Australia Hobart (Jan 2015) - Netherlands Kiki Bertens / Sweden Johanna Larsson def. Russia Vitalia Diatchenko / Romania Monica Niculescu, 7-5, 6-3.
China Wuhan (Sep 2015) - Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Sania Mirza def. Romania Irina-Camelia Begu / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-2, 6-3.
Russia Moscow (Oct 2015) - Russia Daria Kasatkina / Russia Elena Vesnina def. Romania Irina-Camelia Begu / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-7(7), [10-5].
France Poitiers (26 Oct 2015) - Romania Andreea Mitu / Romania Monica Niculescu def. France Stéphanie Foretz / France Amandine Hesse, 6-7(5), 7-6(2), [10-8].
2016
China Shenzhen (Jan 2016) - United States Vania King / Romania Monica Niculescu def. China Xu Yifan / China Zheng Saisai, 6-1, 6-4.
United States Washington, D.C. (Jul 2016) - Romania Monica Niculescu / Belgium Yanina Wickmayer def. Japan Shuko Aoyama / Japan Risa Ozaki, 6-4, 6-3.
Canada Canada (Jul 2016) - Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Russia Elena Vesnina def. Romania Simona Halep / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 7-6(5).
United States New Haven (Aug 2016) - India Sania Mirza / Romania Monica Niculescu def. Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko / Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung, 7-5, 6-4.
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (17 Oct 2016) - Netherlands Kiki Bertens / Sweden Johanna Larsson def. Romania Monica Niculescu / Romania Patricia Maria Țig, 4-6, 7-5, [11-9].
2017
Switzerland Biel (Apr 2017) - Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Romania Monica Niculescu def. Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky / Switzerland Martina Hingis, 5-7, 6-3, [10-7].
Great Britain Wimbledon (Jul 2017) - Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Russia Elena Vesnina def. Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching / Romania Monica Niculescu, 6-0, 6-0.
United States Cincinnati (Aug 2017) - Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan / Switzerland Martina Hingis def. Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Romania Monica Niculescu, 4-6, 6-4, [10-7].

Junior tour[edit]

Junior tennis career
Junior career 2002 – 2005
Country Romania Romania
Singles Win/Loss record 79–22
Doubles Win/Loss record 77–15
Combined High Ranking 5 (31 January 2005)
Singles High Ranking 36 (22 December 2003)

Grand Slam[edit]

Singles
Tournament 2004 2005
AUS QF
FRA 3R 2R
GBR 1R 2R
USA QF
Doubles
Tournament 2004 2005
AUS QF
FRA SF QF
GBR F F
USA F

See also[edit]