"I’ve already started preparing for the next match, I want to make it into the semi-finals", Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea declared for HotNews. The 19 years-old Cirstea caught up with Ruxandra Dragomir’s achievements, the last Romanian female tennis player to make it to Roland Garros quarter-final.
Australian Samantha Stosur is the only obstacle between Sorana Carstea and the French Open semi-final. The Australian is in excellent physical shape, having eliminated Roland Garros favourite No. 4 Elena Dementieva.
"There will certainly be difficult playing against Stossur. This is an advanced competition level, there are only 7 other players. I know she’s a very good played with plenty of experience behind her and with a lot of talent that will give me a hard ride in the quarter-final, but I hope to be able to keep my focus, as I have done it so far", Cirstea said after the match against Jankovic.
Samantha Stosur (no. 32 WTA) is the first Australian tennis player to get to this stage of the competition in the last 21 years. She said about Sorana: "I don’t know anything about my next opponent. I never played against Sorana, I never trained with her. It will be something completely new, but I will try to talk to persons who know her and know her style. I believe my coach saw a few games she played against Jankovic. We’ll talk about this on Tuesday, when we’ll agree on a strategy and I will focus more on my performance than on hers. (roalndgarros.com)
Romanian Elena Bogdan was eliminated in the juniors’ third round at Roland Garros. She was defeated by Croatian Silvia Njiric in two sets, score 7-5, 6-0.