In doubles, she paired again with Darija Jurak of Croatia. She lost in third round to Sara Errani in a match harmed by an early back injury.
She defeated Erika Sema in the first round and then Misaki Doi in the second by the same scoreline. In the quarterfinals, she defeated top seeded and world No.
She lost in the semifinals to Maria Kirilenko. In the second round she lost to 3rd seed Samantha Stosur. In Miami, she lost a first-round match to wildcard Heather Watson in three sets.
In the first round, she beat Polona Hercog after she retired due to dizziness. Sorana beat the 11th seed Li Na in the second round but lost to Maria Kirilenko.
At the Bank of the West Classic , Sorana as the ninth seed in the tournament beat Vania King in the first round and lucky loser Zheng Saisai in the second.
In the second round, she lost to Georgian Anna Tatishvili in three sets. The following week, she defeated Nina Bratchikova before losing to Lauren Davis in the second round at Hobart.
At the French Open , she reached the third round losing to world No. She lost to top-seeded Serena Williams in the final, 2—6, 0—6.
She had reached now the 21st place in the WTA rankings. At the US Open , she defeated qualifier Sharon Fichman 7—5, 6—7, 6—1 before then being upset by Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara 7—5, in the second round.
She then defeated Misaki Doi before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round. By the end of the year, she had lost her No. At the Qatar Total Open , she defeated qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round , , The following week at Dubai , she defeated Italian Roberta Vinci in the 1st round , and 4th seed Sara Errani in the second round , , for a place in her second quarterfinal of the year.
She subsequently lost to 8th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinal , She lost in the second round at both tournaments to qualifier Camila Giorgi , and Tsvetana Pironkova , She was the eighth seed at the Family Circle Cup , but she lost in the second round to Teliana Pereira , , In the 1st round, she beat qualifier Aleksandra Wozniak , , In the second round, she beat Teliana Pereira , In the first round, she lost to young American qualifier Victoria Duval , , She defeated Kiki Bertens in the 1st round , , but then lost to Bojana Jovanovski , , Sorana played in the 1st round of Australian Open only to lose 5—7, 0—6 to Alexandra Panova.
As a result, she lost the top ranking for the first time since She lost in the 1st round to young American Jessica Pegula , Next, she played at the Miami Masters, again, she lost in the first round, this time to Christina McHale , She lost in the first round to Danka Kovinic in straight sets , There, she lost in the first round to American Irina Falconi , She fell in the first round to Yafan Wang of China in three sets , , In the 1st round, she won her first singles match of the year by beating Junri Namigata of Japan , Next, she beat Mariana Duque-Marino , , , It was the first tournament win after a period of almost four years.
In February, she returned to the WTA Tour, by playing in Rio de Janeiro after receiving a wildcard, and here she reached the semifinals, with straight victories against Brazilian wildcard Beatriz Haddad Maia score 6—1, 6—2 , seed No.
These performances made her climb up more than 90 places in the rankings. In March she attended the tournament in Miami , receiving a wildcard in the qualifying tournament, beating Kurumi Nara before losing to Francesca Schiavone.
In Prague, she lost in the first round in three sets against Samantha Stosur. Her next tournament was the French Open where she entered the main draw as a qualifier and lost in the first round to Elina Svitolina.
She was part of the Romanian team at the Fed Cup against Belgium. For the doubles, she teamed up with Monica Niculescu to give Romania their only win against Belgium.
After making first round exits at the Hungarian Ladies Open and at Indian Wells , she won her first singles match in nearly two months against Monica Puig in the first round of the Miami Open.
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