Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-4, in round 2 at Wimbledon. Sorana Cirstea, eliminated by Tatjana Maria

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  • Irina Begu he defeated the Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto (21 years old, 119th place WTA), score 6-4, 6-4.

Irina Begu, qualified in round 3 at Wimbledon

Instead, Sorana Cirstea (32 years old, 32nd place WTA) was defeated on Wednesday, surprisingly, by the German Tatiana Maria (34 years old, 103rd place WTA), score 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, in the second round at Wimbledon.

On Thursday, June 30, four other players from Romania have the chance to reach the third round at Wimbledon: Simona Halep, Irina Bara, Mihaela Buzărnescu and Ana Bogdan.

Irina Begu equaled her best performance at Wimbledon. The Romanian reached the third round in two editions, in 2015 and 2021.

In the third round at Wimbledon 2022, Irina Begu will face the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (25 years old, 17th place WTA).

The Romanian won the previous two confrontations with the Latvian: in 2018, in Madrid, on slag, score 6-3, 6-3; in 2014, at the Billie Jean King Cup, score 6-3, 6-3.

On Thursday, June 30, the following matches will be scheduled at Wimbledon, in the second round:

  • Simona Halep (18 WTA) – Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium, 190 WTA)
  • Ana Bogdan (111 WTA) – Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic, 26 WTA)
  • Irina Bara (122 WTA) – Paula Badosa (Spain, 4 WTA)
  • Mihaela Buzărnescu (127 WTA) – Coco Gauff (127 WTA)

Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-4, in round 2 at Wimbledon

UPDATE 20:54 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-4. Victory for the Romanian!

UPDATE 20:45 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 4-4. The Romanian loses her job for the first time in this match and the first signs of nervousness appear.

UPDATE 20:36 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 3-2. Italianca does her job and tries to return to this match.

UPDATE 20:30 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 2-0. The Romanian manages to break in the first game of the second set, then does her job at zero.

UPDATE 20:14 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4. The first set ends after 41 minutes! One break made the difference.

  • Irina Begu managed 10 winning shots and made 6 unforced errors.
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto managed 5 winning shots and made 19 unforced errors.

UPDATE 19:57 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 4-2. Irina continues to serve very well. On the other hand, the Italian has made 14 unforced errors so far.

UPDATE 19:45 Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto 2-1. The Romanian manages the first break!

UPDATE 19:30 The match begins, with the Italian sportswoman at work!

UPDATE 19:22 The two players came out on the field 15! The warm-up minutes follow.

Sorana Cirstea, eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon

Sorana Cîrstea, number 26 seed at Wimbledon 2022, does not even manage to equal last year’s course on the London grass, when she stopped in round three.

Tatjana Maria, 34 years old, won after one hour and 13 minutes. The German athlete won fewer points in the match (50 vs 57).

Sorana Cîrstea managed many more winning shots (27 vs 12), but made several unforced errors (18 vs 11).

For participating in Wimbledon, Sorana Cirstea will receive 90,480 euros.

Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 5-7, in the second round at Wimbledon

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UPDATE 18:54 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 5-7. The Romanian loses her job and is surprisingly eliminated by the German player.

UPDATE 18:37 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 4-5. The Romanian is under pressure! Sorana will serve to extend the game.

UPDATE 18:27 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 4-3. The Romanian manages to break and interrupts the negative series!

UPDATE 18:22 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 3-3. Spectacular return of the German athlete, from 0-3.

UPDATE 18:06 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1, 2-0. The Romanian manages the break, then does her job without emotions.

UPDATE 17:58 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-1. The second set ends after 39 minutes. The Romanian played very well, managed 14 winning shots and made only 5 unforced errors.

UPDATE 17:43 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 3-1. The Romanian manages the first break in the second set.

UPDATE 17:33 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6, 1-1. Both players did their job in the second set.

UPDATE 17:16 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 3-6. The first set ends after 33 minutes. The German sportswoman served better and made fewer unforced errors.

  • Sorana Cîrstea had 11 winning shots and 12 unforced errors in the first set.

UPDATE 17:03 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 2-5. The Romanian woman did her job for the first time, then she managed a break.

UPDATE 16:50 Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 0-3. Modest start for Romanian! Sorana has already made six unforced errors and resigned once.

UPDATE 16:42 The match begins, with Tatjana Maria at work!

UPDATE 16:33 The two players came out on the field 18! Warm up minutes are coming!


In the first round, Sorana Cirstea passed Aleksandra Krunic (107 WTA), draw 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), while Tatjana Maria had Astra Sharma (136 WTA), score 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

It will be the fourth direct match between the two players in the WTA circuit:

  • 01.04.2013: Sorana Cîrstea – Tatjana Maria 6-4, 7-6
  • 16.12.2019: Sorana Cîrstea – Tatjana Maria 5-7, 7-6, 6-2
  • 22.05.2022: Sorana Cirstea – Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3

The winner between Sorana Cirstea and Tatjana Maria will meet the winner between Maria Sakkari (5 WTA) and Viktoriya Tomova (112 WTA).

Irina Begu – Elisabetta Cocciaretto, LIVE TEXT, 19:30, in round 2 at Wimbledon

Also on Wednesday, June 29, after 19:30, Irina Begu (43 WTA) will face the Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto (119 WTA).

In the inaugural round, the Romanian had the juniper Ekaterine Gorgodze (114 WTA), score 6-4, 6-1, while Elisabetta Cocciaretto passed the compatriot Martina Trevisan (29 WTA), score 6-2, 6-0.

The two players met only once in the WTA circuit. It happened on September 15, 2022, on the clay from Rome, where Irina Begu prevailed with the score of 6-2, 6-2.

The winner of this duel will face the winner of the match Yanina Wickmayer (606 WTA) – Jelena Ostapenko (17 WTA).

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