Ranking in the world as the 21st best player in August of 2013, she would win a title on the WTA circuit with her best grand slam appearance coming in the quarterfinals of the 2009 French Open.
Her mother introduced her to tennis when she was four years old. She was a top 10 player on the ITF Junior Circuit.
MSN named her as "one of the most beautiful women in sports" in 2011.
She is the daughter of Mihai and Liliana and the sister of the younger Mihnea. She began dating Santiago Giraldo in 2014.
She finished as the runner-up behind Serena Williams at the 2013 Canadian Open, losing to Serena 2-6, 0-6 in the final.