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(13) Nadia Petrova

  • DOB: 08/06/1982
  • Nationality: RUS
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.78
Petrova: Outside chance

Player Profile

The Russian veteran will be making her 12th appearance in the year's first Grand Slam, where she has two quarter-final appearances to her name.

One of those came last year and resulted in a tight straight-sets defeat to eventual runner-up Justine Henin. Petrova had eliminated Kim Clijsters on the way to the last eight.

She has remained a relatively consistent performer on the WTA Tour but one wonders whether her chance for major success has passed her by.

Petrova is a powerful, aggressive player, with the backhand and serve generally regarded as her main weapons.

However, she has had most success on claycourts and seems an unlikely winner here.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open -R1-R3QFR4R4R3QFR4
French Open -R1R3R1QFR2R3R1R1SF
Wimbledon -QFR3R4R3R4QFR4-QF
US Open --R4-R1R4R3R3R3QF

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