Sorana Cîrstea, outclassed by Iga Swiatek in the second round in Doha (WTA)

The Romanian tennis player Sorana Cîrstea was outclassed by the Polish Iga Swiatek, the world leader, 6-1, 6-1, on Monday evening, in the second round of the WTA 1,000 tournament in Doha, endowed with total prizes of 3,211,715 dollars .

Sister Cîrstea was outranked by the Polish Iga Swiatek, world leader PHOTO Getty Images

Swiatek (22 years old), who won the last two editions of the tournament in Qatar (2022, 2023), needed only 61 minutes to get the victory.

Swiatek, entered directly into the second round in Doha, won both direct matches with Cîrstea so far, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in 2022 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open and 6-2, 6-3 in 2023 in the quarters at Indian Wells.

Cîrstea (33 years old, 22 WTA) remains with a check of 20,650 dollars and 65 WTA points. Iga Swiatek will play in the round of 16 with a Russian, Ekaterina Alexandrova or Erika Andreeva.

Cîrstea, first revelation: Sorana settled outside of Romania

After the first success achieved in Abu-Dhabi, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 with Caroline Garcia (France, 30 years old, 21 WTA), Sorana Cîrstea gave an interview to Digi Sport in which she explained both her performance successful, as well as the fact that she chose to play in the Emirates, instead of being on the Transylvania Open, a WTA 250 category tournament that is being played, this week, in Cluj.

Very few know that I live in Dubai, I live an hour from Abu-Dhabi and I chose to stay at home this week. It means a lot to me to be at home, to be with my thoughts. It's great. I don't get to do that very often, so I'm going to take advantage of it this week“, said Cîrstea.

The biggest victories in Cîrstea's career

Season Tournament Result

2024 Abu Dhabi, eighth 6-2, 6-1 with Maria Sakkari (9 WTA)

2023 US Open, third round 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 with Elena Rybakina (4 WTA)

2023 Miami, quarters 6-4, 6-4 with Sabalenka (2 WTA)

2023 Miami, second round 6-2, 6-3 with Garcia (4 WTA)

2017 Beijing, round III 6-1, 7-5 with Pliskova (4 WTA)

2008 Budapest, Fed Cup 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 with Jankovici (4 WTA)

2023 Indian Wells, eighths 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 with Garcia (5 WTA)

2013 Rogers Cup, semi-finals 6-1, 7-6 with Na Li (5 WTA)

2012 Australian Open, first round 7-6, 6-3 with Stosur (5 WTA)

2009 French Open, eighths 3-6, 6-0, 9-7 with Jankovici (5 WTA)

2013 Miami Open, third round 6-4, 6-0 with Kerber (6 WTA)

2010 Eastbourne, first round 7-5, 6-3 with Schiavone (6 WTA)