Player Profiles

(12) Nadia Petrova

  • DOB: 08/06/1982
  • Nationality: RUS
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.78
Petrova - dangerous player when fully fit.

Player Profile

'Miss Consistency', Petrova is a seasoned campaigner on the WTA Tour and has been a regular inside the world's top 20 for a number of years.

However, the 28-year-old has rarely posed a serious Grand Slam title challenge and with plenty of youth and talent coming through the ranks, you have to wonder if she's running out of time to truly make a name for herself.

Although generally regarded to be more comfortable on clay, Petrova has a respectable track record at Wimbledon having reached two quarter-finals in her last four visits.

She heads to SW19 in decent form having powered past Venus Williams en route to the French Open quarter-finals in Paris.

Injury is always a worry for the Russian. However, if fit and firing, she is more than capable of claiming the famous trophy.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Wimbledon -QF-R4R3R4QFR4-QF
US Open --R4-R1R4R3R3R3QF

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Experts & Blogs

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