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Gabriela Ruse this past Sunday was the winner of the Open demonstrative tennis tournament in Cluj Napoca. In the final, Ruse outclassed Irina Begu in straight sets, 604, 603. Proving their mettle in the tournament were six Romanian women tennis players. They were WTA 81st-placed Irina Begu, Jacqueline Cristian, WTA 162, Irina Bara, WTA 159th-placed, Gabriela Ruse, WTA 177th-placed, Georgia Craciun, WTA 354th-placed and WTA 387th-placed Miriam Bulgaru.


30,000 USD were up for grabs in the aforementioned tournament, the first one Romania has staged since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted countrywide. A mixed doubles demonstrative match concluded the tournament, as Simona Halep and Horia Tecau took on Marius Copil and Gabriela Ruse. It took the former pair ninety minutes to grab their win, 6-3, 6-4. Halep and Tecău will represent Romania in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in the mixed doubles event. Matches were played in empty arenas and enjoyed a live transmission provided by a specialized TV station. Matches could also be accessed on the tournament's Facebook page.


In news from football, the Romanian Sergiu Hanca scored one goal for KS Krakow, the team that this past Saturday snatched a 3-nil away win against Lechia Gdansk, in a Group 1 match counting towards the Polish championship's 34th round. Hancu thus added the 9th goal to his record sheet, in 32 games he has played so far. Full-back Cornel Râpă and midfielder Sergiu Hancam were full-timers on the pitch in the aforementioned fixture.


Romanian striker George Puşcaş scored one goal and provided two assists this past Saturday, in a match counting towards the 41st round in English football championship's second League, pitting Reading against red lantern team Luton Town. In Reading's 5-nil away win against Luton, Puscas scored the fourth goal with a header. Also, Puscas twice provided assists for Reading's Ivorian footballer Yakou Meite, who scored no less than four goals for his team. In the 32 matches he has played so far, Puscas scored 10 goals. In the Second league, Leeds United are at top of the table, with 78 points, while Puscas's team Reading FC are second-placed, with 52.

In the domestic championship's Group 1, on Sunday, Politehnica Iasi grabbed a 3-1 win against Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe, while Academica Clinceni sustained a 1-3 defeat by Dinamo Bucharest. Group 2's sixth round saw Gaz metan medias losing to Universitatea Craiova, 1-2 on Friday. On Saturday, FCSB were held by FC Botosani to a 1-all draw. On Sunday, Astra Giurgiu drew against CFR Cluj, 2-all. Universitatea Craiova are at the top of the table, with 38 points, CFR Cluj are the runner-up team, with 37, while 3rd-placed are Astra Giurgiu, with 29.  Coming in descending order are FCSB and FC Botosani, each with 28 points, and Gaz Metan Medias, with 25.


(Translation by Eugen Nasta)



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