CĂ®rstea has a neat, controlled flavor that minimises mistakes.According to the Tennis Spy, she does not appear to be fast around the court, but actually is deceptively quick covering the ground with her lengthy strides and good reading of the game. As a good doubles player, she is as well a very solid volleyer, and also has solid groundstrokes.Forehand and backhands are delivered with plenty of zip and punch, whipping through the ball temporarily on both sides.CĂ®rstea looks lacking a little when it comes to delivering the final blow: in her thirdâ€“round defeat to Victoria Azarenka at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, for example, she dominated the initial set but was unable discover the crucial points to wrap things up, and misplaced in a tieâ€“break.Despite her competence at the net, she often seems to lack the confidence to charge in and take control of the point.
Early and personal life
CĂ®rstea was born to Mihai and Liliana in Bucharest,but currently resides in TĂ˘rgovişte.She also has a brother, Mihnea, five years her junior.CĂ®rstea was introduced to tennis at age of 4 by mother, “My mum and dad have always followed tennis and they encouraged me to start playing the sport when I was young. They’re the reason I started to play tennis and I guess they are the ones I should thank for getting me into it”.She cited Steffi Graf and Roger Federer as her idols.CĂ®rstea speaks Romanian, English and Spanish, and is improving her French.Her good friends on the WTA Tour consist of Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Sabine Lisicki, Maria Kirilenko and Sania Mirza.
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