Sorana, compared to Serena: Cîrstea impresses the tennis world at almost 34 years old

Sorana Cîrstea is, starting today, on the 22nd place in the world! Which is a great success for the first “rocket” of Romania, especially when we take into account more details that Adevărul has presented, at length, here.

Sorana Cîrstea will turn 34 on April 7

At this moment, according to the live ranking, updated in real time, “Sori” is only 142 points away from the 21st WTA place. Which, if he achieves, he will equal his career best ranking, almost 11 years after he was first ranked 21st in the world in August 2013!

On the other hand, one more clarification is needed: next month, Cîrstea will be under an infernal ranking pressure, as Adevărul showed here. And without a consistent run of wins in Indian Wells and Miami, he risks getting close to 50th in the world. That's why the Romanian is now trying to make the final adjustments to her inconsistent game in this season debut. After nine games played in 2024, Sorana has 4 wins and 5 losses. On Sunday, in Dubai, she achieved an important success, with the American Sofia Kenin (25 years old, 55 WTA): 6-3, 7-6.

In addition to beating a former Grand Slam winner – Kenin has a 2020 Australian Open title under her belt – Sorana also had an unexpectedly good performance at work. And she ended the game with 18 aces, which is why, according to Eurosport, journalist Jose Morgado, a very well-known name in the world of white sports, compared Sorana to Serena Williams.

The American was a specialist in winning points on her own serve, hitting a lot of aces, regardless of the opponent's name. Hence the post made by Jose Morgado: “Sorana Cîrstea turned into Sorana Williams: 18 aces in two sets in what was the best performance of her career so far“.

In the second round in Dubai, Cîrstea will meet the winner of the match Kudermetova (19 WTA) – Yastremska (29 WTA). Further, in the round of 16, the winner will face either Vekic (31 WTA) or Sabalenka (2 WTA).