Sorana Cirstea celebrates her 25th birthday today, which gives us the perfect occasion to share this old photo of the Romanian, who shared the childhood memory with trophies and diplomas on Twitter a year ago, saying: “Me, myself and my home-made haircut.”
The attractive brunette with long hair, recognized as one of the most beautiful women in sports, started playing tennis at the age of four.
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Before being overtaken by Simona Halep, Cirstea was the highest ranked women’s tennis player from her country. Her career-high ranking was No.21, following her appearance in the final of the 2013 Rogers Cup. Cirstea has won one WTA title, at the 2008 Tashkent Open.
Cirstea’s current ranking is No.143, the consequence of a right shoulder injury that forced her to withdraw from numerous tournaments and actually only at the recently-finished Miami Open did she play her first match without pain in almost a year and a half.
This is the first time we’re featuring a childhood photo of Sorana Cirstea. To see how other WTA stars looked when they were kids, don’t skip to check out our Little Tennis Stars series. (photos: Sorana’s Twitter, Ralf Reinecke, WTA)