Nadia Petrova

Tennis Player
Born Jun 8, 1982

Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova is a Russian professional tennis player. Overall, she has won 28 WTA Titles, ten 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nadia Petrova.


1982 Birth Born on June 8, 1982.


1998 16 Years Old 1 More Event
As a junior, Petrova won the 1998 French Open, beating Jelena Dokić in the final. … Read More
1999 17 Years Old By the end of 1999, Petrova had reached the top 100.
2000 18 Years Old In 2000, she reached the third round of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of the Ericsson Open, beating Julie Halard-Decugis for her first top ten win before losing to Lindsay Davenport. … Read More
2001 19 Years Old She reached the fourth round of both French Open and the US Open in 2001 and her ranking hit a high of No. 38 during the season.


2002 20 Years Old However, her 2002 season was marred by injuries causing her ranking to drop out of the top 100.
At the 2003 Australian Open, Petrova defeated Gréta Arn 6–2, 6–1 and then defeated 21st seed Ai Sugiyama 6–4, 6–4 in the second round. … Read More
2004 - 2006 4 More Events
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2007 Fed Cup tie against the USA in July, Petrova played a pivotal role in securing the victory for her team. … Read More
Petrova started her 2008 season on a two-match losing streak going into the Australian Open, losing in the first round in Gold Coast as the second seed to Tathiana Garbin, 7–5, 5–7, 3–6, and in Sydney 5–7, 3–6 to Sybille Bammer. … Read More
Petrova started 2009 playing at the 2009 Medibank International Sydney, where she was seeded seventh. … Read More
Seeded 19th at the 2010 Australian Open, Petrova reached the third round by defeating Edina Gallovits and Kaia Kanepi. … Read More
Petrova began 2011 by suffering two first round losses at Brisbane and Sydney in the hands of Czechs Petra Kvitová and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová respectively. … Read More


Then she played as the 30th seed at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where after upsetting sixth seed Samantha Stosur in the third round, she lost to fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko, 1–6, 7–5, 2–6.
2013 31 Years Old …  Due to poor results of the year, Petrova ended 2013 ranked World No. 102.
2014 32 Years Old Petrova withdrew all the tournaments in the Australian season due to the death of her mother. On 9 September 2014, Shamil Tarpishchev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, confirmed that Petrova will soon announce her retirement from tennis, though she later disproved him.
2015 33 Years Old Petrova did not play at all in 2015.
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