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Florenta Mihai, the first Romanian woman tennis player to reach the final at Roland Garros, has died

Florenta Mihai, the first woman tennis player from Romania to reach the final at Roland Garros in 1977, both in singles and mixed doubles, has died on Wednesday morning at the age of 60, according to Romanian Federation Tennis (FRT).
Florenta Mihai won the bronze medal at Roland Garros in 1976, was ranked in the top 8 players in singles at the US Open in 1979 and was part of the Romanian team for the Federation Cup for 6 editions (in doubles alongside Virginia Ruzici), succeeding to enter the top 8 of the teams in the World Group at the editions in 1983 – Zurich, 1981 – Tokyo, 1980 – Berlin and 1978 – Melbourne.
Multiple national champion in singles, doubles and mixed doubles (1971-1983), Florenta Mihai won many international tournaments, among them the doubles and mixed doubles at the European Seniors Championships (amateur) and the bronze medal in singles, in 1978.
With the FRT, Florenta Mihai served as general secretary (1984 – 1989), federal coach, professional counsellor and adviser to the President.
Florenta Mihai was appointed coach emeritus, received the Order of Sports Merit First Class (1979 and 1977) and the National Medal: Faithful Service Class III.
The coffin with the corpse will be placed on Thursday, between 13.00h and 15.00h, at the headquarters of the Romanian Tennis Federation, at 11, Pierre de Coubertin Street, District 2, Bucharest.

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