The odds-on favourite Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea has been surprisingly elimnated in the first round of the Tiriac Foundation Trophy in Bucharest. The Romanian conceded defeat to Simona Waltert of Switzerland, who obtained a 6-3, 6-3 win in one hour and 29 minutes.
Ţiriac Foundation Trophy is a WTA 125 tournament staged by the Romanian Tennis Federation with support from the Ţiriac Foundation. The organizers are offering total prizes of 115,000 dolars and 160 WTA points to the winner.
The 11th leg of the First Romanian Football League had its last two games on Monday.
On their own turf, CS Mioveni lost nil-one to Universitatea Cluj, while FCSB drew their game one-all against FC Voluntari. Farul takes the lead in the standings with 21 points followed by Rapid Bucharest also with 21 and FC Hermannstadt with 19 points.
The second-league game pitching Dinamo Bucharest against Steaua, which was considered Romania's derby ended 2-1 to Steaua.
On Saturday night, during the Ivan Patzaichin Festival, Romanian canoe champion Cătălin Chirilă was designated honorary citizen of the city of Tulcea. In August, Chirila became world champion in Darthmouth, Canada, and European champion in Munich, in the 1000 meter single canoe race.
Chirilă has dedicated the title he won to the multiple Olympic champion Ivan Patzaichin motivating: "I remember the emotions I felt while rowing with him on the same canal. I felt like I was going back in time as the canal was unchanged so I felt that this medal should be dedicated to him. "