Known for her aggressive baseline style, she won her first six WTA titles in the same year and was named WTA's Most Improved Player in 2013. She won the 2018 French Open.
She started playing tennis when she was 4 years old after watching her older brother play.
She became Romania's top-ranked tennis player in 2013.
Her father Stere became the owner of a dairy factory. She has a sister named Luminita.
Winning her first six matches in the WTA the same year was a feat previously accomplished by the great Steffi Graf.