List of the best tennis players from Romania, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Romania has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Romanian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Romania and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Romania then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
Examples of male and female players on this list include Elora Dabija and Anda Perianu.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Romanian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Romanian tennis player of all time?"You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Romania in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Romanian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world Number 3. Halep first broke into the world's top 50 at the end of 2012, the top 20 in August 2013, and then the top 10 in January 2014. She won her first 6 WTA titles in the same calendar year in 2013, being named the WTA's Most Improved Player at its end, as well as being named ESPN Center Court's 2013 Most Improved Player. Halep reached the 2014 French Open final, her first Grand Slam final, where she played against Maria Sharapova. She lost this final in three sets. She also reached the final of the WTA Finals the same year, but lost to Serena Williams. Despite being only twenty-three years old, Halep has ...more
Birthplace: Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania
Ilie "Nasty" Năstase is a Romanian former world No. 1 professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s. Năstase was ranked world No. 1 between 1973 and 1974. He is one of the five players in history to win more than 100 ATP professional titles. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991. Năstase won seven Grand Slam titles: two in singles, three in men's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. He also won four Masters Grand Prix year-end championship titles and seven Championship Series titles, the precursors to the current Masters 1000. In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked him as the 28th-best player of the preceding 40 years. He is the second male ...more
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Sorana Mihaela Cîrstea is a Romanian professional tennis player. Trained by Darren Cahill, she is ranked World No. 144 as of March 11, 2015. She achieved her career-high ranking of World No. 21 on 12 August 2013 and has appeared in the quarterfinals of the French Open and the final of the Rogers Cup. ...more
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Year Turned Pro: 2006
Monica Niculescu is a professional Romanian tennis player. Her highest WTA ranking is no. 28 in singles, reached on February 27, 2012, and no. 24 in doubles, reached on June 7, 2010. Niculescu was born in Slatina, Romania, but moved to Bucharest when she was four. She is currently coached by Călin Stelian Ciorbagiu. ...more
Birthplace: Slatina, Sud-Vest, Romania
Year Turned Pro: 2005