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Nadia Petrova made her retirement official on Monday.
Disappeared players.

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With WADA/ITF.


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So the death of her mother basically ended her career

Very very very very very sad I will miss Nadia Petrova a lot

My heart is broken

I wish Nadia only the best for her future life !

I hope she stays involved in tennis. She has so much experience/talent to share

Thank you for the memories, Nadia ! You were my favourite player

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This girl was one of my favs in the past But that day must have happened one day...
All the best Nadia for the new chapter of your life


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Aww, terribly sad but am sure its the right decision at this point. IMO never quite lived up to her potential, put her just about even with Sveta, maybe even slightly more talented, but didn't have the mentality to win the biggest titles, such a talent.

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Best wishes to Nadia.

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Good luck to her. Great career and awesome game when it was on.

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Beautiful free-flowing serve and all court game. Her peak level definitely deserved a Slam or more... she will be missed.

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
He probably read on google search or trip advisor that Istanbul is less expensive than Singapore.
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Re: Nadia Petrova retires

Sad news, even though we all knew it was coming.

GL to Nadia in her post tennis life...And Thanks for the Memories
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http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/6564
http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...yerid=20010414

A few numbers

Singles career-high: #3 (2006)
Doubles career-high: #3 (2005)

WTA singles titles: #13
WTA doubles titles: #24


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Re: Nadia Petrova retires

Her best Grand Slam performances

Aus Open
QF 2006
QF 2010

French Open
SF 2003
SF 2005
QF 2010

Wimbledon
QF 2005
QF 2008

US Open
QF 2004
QF 2005

Unfortunately she made no Grand Slam final,
but Nadia can be proud of her Grand Slam career

Nadia has lots of R3/R4 performances too

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Her 13 WTA singles titles

2005
Linz (def. Patty Schnyder 4-6 6-3 6-1)

2006
Doha (def. Amelie Mauresmo 6-3 7-5)
Amelia Island (def. Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-4)
Charleston (def. Patty Schnyder 6-3 4-6 6-1)
Berlin (def. Justine Henin 4-6 6-4 7-5)
Stuttgart (def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 7-6)

2007
Paris (def. Lucie Safarova 4-6 6-1 6-4)

2008
Cincinnati (def. Nathalie Dechy 6-2 6-1)
Quebec City (def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands 4-6 6-4 6-1)

2011
Washington DC (def. Shahar Peer 7-5 6-2)

2012
’s-Hertogenbosch (def. Ula Radwanska 6-4 6-3)
Tokyo (def. Aga Radwanska 6-0 1-6 6-3)
Sofia (def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-1)

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
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Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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Tennis has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. It was pretty much everything I did on a daily basis and the little time I had off, I would spend with my loved ones. I suppose when the time comes to say goodbye, it becomes bitter sweet. It’s confusing, somewhat painful, scary yet also gratifying. I’ve decided to turn the page and move on to another stage in my life and I’m ready to do it. Tennis has given me so much. It’s given me a career, shaped me as a person, allowed me the opportunity to travel the world, make friends internationally and learn about many cultures.

My opportunities have become endless and for that, I’m forever grateful. My career has been great, obviously with highs and lows. We all know I was plagued with many injuries which made some of my calendar years challenging. Unfortunately that’s part of an athlete’s life and we all learn how to deal with that. We fall and then we get back up and keep going. Then there comes a time, no matter what you do, say or feel, nothing is ever enough. Your body lets you know it’s had enough. In 2013, when I lost my mother, emotionally I was a mess. On top of that, I was dealing with a hip injury which affected a good portion of the year. I made the decision to take some personal time to heal physically and emotionally. Hopefully that would help me once I decided to step back on court. In February 2014, I tried playing to see how I felt. My mind was still everywhere but on the court and my body was just not responding. It was painful. Painful because I felt useless and the player I was once, was no longer there.

I took more time and when I decided to start training again, my body felt good but once I was aggressively doing court work, it started to break down again. I had to start facing the inevitable and that was that my career had come to an end. To be able to compete at a high level with these top players, I had to be in the best shape and if my hip was not holding up, there was no way I could move on. After many failed attempts of trying to make a come back, I came to the realization that maybe it was time to turn the page and say goodbye to tennis competitively. I would be starting a new chapter in my life, exploring other interest and keeping myself occupied but most importantly spending my time with my loved ones. Making up for lost time.

I said to myself.. “I want to start a family, I want to be home more and I want to enjoy a lot of the things I never had time for while I was on the road”. So although it’s been unfortunate that I was unable to overcome this last injury and compete again, I’m excited for what’s to come and be a part of tennis in the future with other aspects of the sport. I’ve been blessed that Tennis has been such a huge part of my life professionally for the past 15 years. I want to thank every single one of you who has made it possible along the way. Whether that’s been sponsors, tournament staff, WTA, my travel team (which consisted of my coach, trainer, physio and manager), friends and family.. Thank you all. Last but not least MY FANS!! You have been my motivation, my back bone and the reason why I hadn’t given up sooner. Without fans, there wouldn’t be tennis. You all make the sport. Thank you all so much for believing in me and helping me through out my entire career.

Without any further delay, I’d like to make it known that I’m officially retiring from the sport. I plan to stay involved in tennis in the near future. I will be devoting a lot of my time to the sport through charity work which I will make known soon. I may no longer be competing but I will never be far from a court. My heart will always belong there.

Thank you all for making my career so memorable.

Nadia P

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Great words from Nadia !

The sudden death of her mother was really hard for her
And then the injuries/her body eventually forced her to retire

I love to hear that she stays involved in tennis !
And that Nadia really loves the sport

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina
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Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis
T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina
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