(13) Nadia Petrova
- DOB: 08/06/1982
- Nationality: RUS
- Became Pro: 1999
- Height: 1.78
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