Cristina Popescu

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Cristina Popescu
Birthdate December 20, 1979
Birthplace Bucharest, Romania
From Montréal, Québec, Canada
Height 6’0” (1,83m)
Style of play Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned pro Never
Retired 2000
Best WTA singles ranking No. 441 (August 12, 1996)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 544 (November 9, 1998)
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Cristina Popescu (born December 20, 1979 in Bucharest, Romania) is a Canadian former tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 441 on August 12, 1996 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 544 on November 9, 1998.

In 1996, Popescu reached the quarterfinals in singles of the junior French Open. In 1997, she advanced to the semifinals in singles of the junior Australian Open and in doubles of the junior Australian Open and French Open. She also reached the second round in singles at the junior US Open in 1995 and 1996, and at the junior Wimbledon in 1997. In 1996, Popescu won the G1 junior tournament in Repentigny. In 1998, she won her only professional singles title at the ITF 10K in Edmond, United States. She retired in 2000 after dealing with a knee injury in the last years.

Popescu was born in Bucharest, Romania to Mihai Popescu and Sanda Iordan, and is an only child. From 1997 to 2000, she was a part of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) tennis team and was majoring in business-economics with a minor in accounting. She now resides in Montréal, Québec and is the mother of two boys.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1998 Edmond, United States $10,000 Clay Cindy Watson (AUS) 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

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