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Corina Morariu

Corina Morariu

Corina Morariu

Corina Morariu is a longtime Tennis Channel analyst.

A former pro, Morariu made her first appearance in International Tennis Federation Circuit events in 1994 as a singles player and broke into the top 50 for the first time in 1998. In 2000 she became world No. 1 in doubles.

In 2001, after reaching the singles quarterfinals and earning her second Grand Slam doubles title at the Australian Open, Morariu was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia and withdrew from the tour for the rest of the season.

Following chemotherapy in 2002 she returned to competition in doubles and received the WTA's first "Corina Comeback Award," presented by Jennifer Capriati. Morariu spent the 2005 season playing exclusively in doubles, highlighted by reaching her third Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, her first major doubles final in four years.

Among the awards and recognitions Morariu has received is the Family Circle magazine 2003 "Player Who Makes a Difference Award" in recognition of her victory over leukemia, and to celebrate her commitment to increasing awareness and funding for cancer research.

In 2002, Morariu was named "Tour Comeback Player of the Year" and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s first International Sports Ambassador. She is also a member of the society’s Chairman’s Advisory Council.