Nadia Petrova life and biography

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Nadia Petrova biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Moscow, Russia
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-13
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Australian Open

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Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova is a Russian professional tennis player.


Overall, she has won 27 WTA Titles, nine in singles and eighteen in doubles. In singles, Petrova has reached a career high ranking of World No. 3 in May 2006 and has reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2003 and 2005. In doubles, she won the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in 2004 with Meghann Shaughnessy. As of 9 May 2011, Petrova is ranked World No. 27 in singles and World No. 9 in doubles.

Singles Titles:

2008: Cincinnati, Québec City
2007: Paris
2006: Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin, Stuttgart
2005: Linz

Doubles Titles

2010: Charleston
2009: Charleston, Stuttgart, Moscow
2008: Cincinnati, Tokyo, Moscow
2006: Montréal
2004: Miami, Amelia Island, Berlin, Rome, Los Angeles, New Haven, WTA Championships 2003: Moscow
2002: Linz
2001: 's-Hertogenbosch, Linz

As the 3rd seed, Petrova fell to Petra Kvitová 7–6(3) 6–3 in the first round of the 2011 Brisbane International. She also fell in the first round of the 2011 Medibank International Sydney, this time to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2 6–2. At the Australian Open, Petrova defeated Ksenia Pervak of Russia 6-2 6-1. In the second round, she faced wildcard Alicia Molik 6-4 6-1. Her third round match against Ekaterina Makarova resulted in a tough three setter where she lost 2-6 6-3 8-6.


Coached by Matias Polonski
Likes hardcourts because she is an aggressive player (easier to finish the point early)
Spent part of her youth training in Egypt, where parents were athletics coaches
Father, Victor Petrov, was a top hammer thrower; mother, Nadejda Ilina, won the bronze medal at the Montréal Olympics in the 400m relay; parents are still athletics coaches
Likes to visit Croatia because it is beautiful and peaceful
Enjoys fishing, and reading (favorite book is Gone With the Wind)
Would like to try every sport there is.

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