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Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:44 PM
Nadia will start her 2010 season in Briisbane.

Petrova is Brisbane’s latest star recruit


Sunday 22 November 2009

Nadia Petrova is the latest star signing to confirm she will begin the 2010 season at the Brisbane International this January.

The top 20 player will join a very strong women’s line-up playing alongside Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina and Jelena Dokic in what is shaping up to be a blockbuster event.

Announcing her attendance today, Petrova said she was looking forward to experiencing her first Brisbane International.

“I am so excited to be travelling to Brisbane for the first time. I have played on the Gold Coast five times and I loved the weather, the atmosphere and the culture in Queensland. It is a great time to be in Australia,” Petrova said.

“I cannot wait to see this new event and experience the facilities and courts, which I am told are very similar to those at the Australian Open.

“My aim in January is to get some tough match play in the lead up to the Australian Open and the Brisbane International is going to be ideal for that.

“I am also hoping I will also get the opportunity to see some of the many sights that Brisbane has to offer when I am not on court.”

Brisbane International Tournament Director Steve Ayles said the tournament is shaping up to be even bigger and better in its second year.

“The Brisbane International is going from strength to strength,” Ayles said.

“Petrova is another jewel to add to the already strong field expected in January.

“It will be a pleasure to welcome Petrova to the Queensland Tennis Centre for the first time and I have no doubt she will provide some strong competition to the other seeded players.”

Petrova has won 27 WTA titles, nine in singles and eighteen in doubles and has been a finalist on 20 other occasions in singles and doubles.

The 27 year old won her singles titles in Cincinnati and Quebec in 2008, Paris in 2007, Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin and Stuttgart in 2006 and in Linz in 2005. She has also won four ITF tournaments in Makarsk, Hwar, Dubrovnik and Tbilisi.

The Russian reached a career-high singles ranking of No.3 in May 2006 and No.3 in doubles in March 2005.

She has reached the semifinals of the French Open in 2003 and 2005 and in doubles, won the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in 2004 with Meghann Shaughnessy.

Currently ranked No.20 in singles and No.16 in doubles, Petrova was born in Moscow. Her parents were both athletes with her father Viktor a leading hammer thrower and her mother Nadezhda Ilyina won a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the 400 metre relay.

The final cut off for player entries into the Brisbane International is today, Sunday 22 November, with a full player list expected to be announced next week.

Nov 23rd, 2009, 09:12 PM
thanks for the info

davai :bounce:

Ziggy Starduck
Nov 25th, 2009, 09:22 AM
I hope she wins Brisbane!

Nov 26th, 2009, 11:03 PM
I hope it too :D but most of all I hope for a healthy 2010 season for Nadia.

Nov 29th, 2009, 03:25 PM
yeah..an healthy season would be great than the result will come
go Nadia

Nov 30th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Come on Nadia :)

Wish you were playing in NZ tho :sad:

Dec 3rd, 2009, 02:31 PM
A year ago she had to spend time in a hospital with a virus.
So lets hope for a healthy 2010

Dec 5th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Davai :bounce:

Dec 6th, 2009, 05:04 PM
I read she's going to play Justine in Cairo
Is that true?

Dec 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM
yeah,apparently she's playing an exho with Justine but I don't know when

Dec 6th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Yeah on the 12th in Cairo. I was thinking about bumping her thread for that.
Instead I put it on ACHAK's website. Let her know about it.

Dec 27th, 2009, 01:07 PM

Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:02 AM
Nadia is the "lucky" player that will face Hénin in first match Brisbane :rolleyes:

Henin vs. [2] Petrova

Should I post the rest of the draw?

and she's not in doubles draw.

Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:57 AM
Good luck Nadia:unsure:

Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
Good luck, NAdia... you'll need it. :awww:

But you can do it!

Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:53 PM
oh well :rolleyes:
Gl Nadia

Jan 2nd, 2010, 04:26 PM
What a tough draw.:help::(

I expect a loss in straight sets. Everything else would shock me.
Henin will win WTA Brisbane for sure.

Nadia, please surprise me! Good luck in 2010!:bounce:

Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
Pat Rafter Arena

Day session
Richard Gasquet (France) v Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)
Jelena Dokic (Australia) v Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)
Justine Henin (Belgium) v Nadia Petrova (Russia)

Davai Nadia!!!!! :bounce:

Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:37 PM
Oh NAdia you can do it!

Jan 3rd, 2010, 06:16 PM
It's a big mystery how Justine will play (I don't think exhibitions mean much).But anyway,Nadia has defeated her in the past,she can do it again.Just believe in yourself,Nadia!!! :kiss:

Jan 4th, 2010, 07:44 AM
5-7, 5-7.:sad: Bad luck. She can win most of the other first round opponents with this form today.:(

Jan 4th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Nadia really did play pretty well, just a few too many errors at important times. If she can continue playing this well though I think she's going to have a good season. It was also nice to hear that she was enjoying herself during the match.

Jan 4th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Well, as expected a loss in 2 sets. Horrible draw.:sad:
7 Aces, 1 DF.:drool:
Henin, 1st serve points won: 90% (27 of 30)!:eek:
Nadia played quite well, just too many UEs on important moments of the match (for example some easy returns hit into the net because Nadia didn`t move her feet).
Henin will win Brisbane.
Hope in AO draw Henin stays far away from Nadia. It`s about time the luck is on Nadia`s side.

Jan 4th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Too bad she had to face Hénin so early:o

Jan 9th, 2010, 12:46 PM
On to Sydney this week:

(1)Serena Williams USA v BYE
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP v (wc) Justine Henin BEL
Q v (wc)Casey Dellacqua AUS
Elena Vesnina RUS v (8)Vera Zvonareva RUS

(4)Caroline Wozniacki DEN v Na Li CHN
Samantha Stosur AUS v Flavia Pennetta ITA
Aravane Rezai FRA v Q
Q v (7)Jelena Jankovic SRB

(6)Victoria Azarenka BLR v Sabine Lisicki GER
Nadia Petrova RUS v Q
Q v Dominika Cibulkova SVK
Alisa Kleybanova RUS v (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS

(5)Elena Dementieva RUS v Francesca Schiavone ITA
Virginie Razzano FRA v Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Q v Agnieszka Radwanska POL
(2)Dinara Safina RUS v BYE

And she's also playing doubles there this week:

(1)Black/Huber v (wc)Kirilenko/Safina
Borwell/Kops-Jones v Dushevina/An.Rodionova

(3)Kleybanova/Schiavone v Pennetta/Zahlavova Strycova
Vesnina/Voskoboeva v Granville/Spears

Amanmuradova/Coin v Jans/Rosolska
Uhlirova/Voracova v (4)Groenefeld/King

Garbin/Petrova v Martinez Sanchez/Parra Santonja
(wc)Dellacqua/Rezai v (2)Raymond/Stubbs

Good luck in both competitions,Nadia!! :D

Jan 9th, 2010, 11:08 PM
GL Nadia...she can win a few rounds here IMO :)
Go Nads!

Jan 10th, 2010, 06:30 PM
R1 Nadia vs Date.
R2 vs Azarenka/Lisicki is tough.

Good luck in Sydney, Nadia!:bounce:

Jan 10th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Matosevic vs. Seppi
2. ATP: Llodra vs. Cuevas
3. ATP: Luczak/Nieminen vs. Aspelin/Hanley
4. Nadia Petrova vs. Kimiko Date Krumm

Good luck,Nadia!!! You have to win that one.Davai!!!

Jan 11th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Lots again.:rolleyes: :smash: :shout:
She should concentrate to become a specialized doubles player then if her singles results suck so much.:ras:

Jan 11th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Oh Nadia,that is a bit embarrassing,still no match won on 2010 :help: :sad:

Jan 12th, 2010, 11:54 AM
First victory of 2010 for Nadia comes in doubles.They have defeated spanish pair Parra/Martinez Sanchez 7-5 7-5.

Next they face Dellacqua/Rezai.

Jan 12th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Nadia :sad::(:o

6 Aces, 8 DFs.

Where is your brain, Nadia?!
Unfortunately she is such a headcase.:help:

Don`t expect much from Aus Open.
Nadia has to improve A LOT if she wants to win a match there.

I don`t get Nadia.
So much talent, but no mental strength.:(

Jan 13th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Garbin/Petrova d. Dellacqua/Rezai 61 64

Jan 13th, 2010, 08:56 PM
yes,they are in SFs :D

Jan 14th, 2010, 07:37 PM
In doubles final :D

Doubles - Semifinals
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Granville/Spears (USA/USA) 61 61
Garbin/Petrova (ITA/RUS) d. (4) Groenefeld/King (GER/USA) 63 75

Jan 15th, 2010, 02:03 AM
her draw at Aussi Open:

(15) Kim Clijsters (BEL) v Q
Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) v Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)v Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Edina Gallovits (ROU) v Nadia Petrova (19) (RUS)
(26) Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Sania Mirza (IND)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Q
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) (RUS)

an easy fisrts round and second also. but after it...

Jan 15th, 2010, 07:59 PM
They lost doubles final in super tie break :hug:

About Melbourne,she should finally win her first singles match of 2010 but I'm not commenting anything further because obviously she was again unlucky with the draw :(

Jan 17th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Playing doubles with Stosur :eek: Very good team,I think,let's see how they do.

They face Douchevina/Rodionova first round.

Jan 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
yeah bad luck to draw Kim in third round..early rounds look quite easy
she plays tomorrow third match on court 7 if I'm not wrong
GL Nadia!

Jan 17th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Good luck in Aus Open, Nadia!:D;)

It`s about time to start winning matches in singles again. Nadia should really reach Round 3! Good draw until then.
I`ll be happy if she wins 2 singles matches here. Unfortunately every singles match is difficult for Nadia these days.

Jan 18th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Nadia match was delayed because of the weather
she's playing tomorrow first match on cort 13
Davai Nads!!

Patty Choker
Jan 19th, 2010, 01:59 AM
easy win 6-3 6-4 :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Just a solid win. Keep moving on Nadia.

Jan 19th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Nadia :yeah:

First 2010 win,this alone is good news.Let's keep winning!

Jan 19th, 2010, 02:41 PM

Jan 19th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Finally, Nadia!!!

1st win of 2010!:D:cheer:

Keep it up, Nadia!
Good luck vs Kanepi!;)

Jan 19th, 2010, 05:25 PM
well done Nadia :) Keep it up against Kanepi

Jan 19th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Against Kanepi? Why do my faves keep clashing with each other at this AO?:banghead:

Anyway,I'm with Nadia in this one.Davai!!! :D

Jan 20th, 2010, 04:44 AM
Nadia won 6-4, 6-4.:cheer:

Kim next.:( :sad:

Jan 20th, 2010, 09:53 AM
2 wins in a row :D

Hopefully she'll cause an upset against the belgian as she did against Serena last Beijing tournament.Come on,Nadia!!!:D

Jan 20th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Nadia :woohoo: now everything is a bonus.

Jan 20th, 2010, 05:36 PM
she has to be very focus...go Nadia!!
and congrats for the win over Kaia :)

Jan 21st, 2010, 10:01 PM
Good win, Nadia!:D:yeah:

7 Aces, 2 DFs.

Good luck vs Clijsters, Nadia!:unsure:

Jan 22nd, 2010, 08:18 AM
nadia 3 kim 0 !!! what a start, and her make-up looks amazing! maybe it brings her confidence to the court

Jan 22nd, 2010, 08:45 AM
omg Nadia :eek: Finish the job,davai!!!!!!

Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:09 AM
Nadia,I love you :hearts:

She just trashed Clijsters :worship: She should always play like that

Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:11 AM
Oh my.:woohoo: :cheer: :banana: :sobbing: :hug:
Well done Nadia! Best win in her career.:bowdown:

Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:18 AM
oh god,I still can't believe the score,I'm constantly checking to see if it's still true :p

Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:31 AM
That was insane, Nadia played very well. Hopefully she can carry this form over into her next matches.

Jan 22nd, 2010, 10:11 AM
incredible, I have no words:bounce:

Jan 22nd, 2010, 10:12 AM
nadia 3 kim 0 !!! what a start, and her make-up looks amazing! maybe it brings her confidence to the court

Jan 22nd, 2010, 11:01 AM
Wow :hearts:

An AMAZING victory.

the cat
Jan 22nd, 2010, 12:40 PM
Nice win for Nadejda over Kim Clijsters who is Aussia Kim to the tennis fans in Melbourne. This is the best win for for Nadia in a while and it's a well deserved win.

Jan 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM
Very good win. Sveta next.

Jan 22nd, 2010, 05:58 PM


Jan 22nd, 2010, 11:15 PM
:bolt: Amazing win, Nadia!:banana::hearts::bounce:

6-0 6-1 in only 52 mins over Clijsters!!!

5 Aces, no DFs.

So happy for her. Finally Nadia showed her big potential again!
I`m so proud of her.

Nadia was so focused, served strong, moved well, not many UEs and was mentally strong.:yeah:
She completely dominated Clijsters!:D

Simply impressive!:bowdown:

A great day for us Nadia Fans!

Good luck vs Kuznetsova, Nadia!:D;)
Keep it up! Play again aggressive!

Jan 24th, 2010, 04:41 AM
Nadia def. Sveta 6-3, 3-6, 6-1!:cheer: :woohoo: :banana:

Jan 24th, 2010, 04:44 AM
Maybe Nadia's best ever back to back results.
It doesn't get easier, but Nadia is in career form now, so lets go!

Jan 24th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Keep going wonderful Nadia, I am so excited with your performance this tournament.
Go Nadia :worship: :kiss:

Jan 24th, 2010, 07:09 AM

woooohooooo :bounce:

Jan 24th, 2010, 12:38 PM
yeah Nadia great win
keep it up against Justine now

Jan 25th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Interesting Article:

"Nadia Petrova" Tops Yahoo Search (http://www.tennisphilia.com/2010/01/nadia-petrova-tops-yahoo-search.html)

Jan 25th, 2010, 05:42 PM
Amazing win over Kuznetsova, Nadia!:eek::banana::hearts::bounce:

6 Aces, 3 DFs.

Strong play: Confident, aggressive and mentally strong.

Wins over Clijsters and Kuznetsova here at AO, over 2 reigning Grand Slam champions!:speakles::bowdown:

Really happy for Nadia and so proud of her.

Good luck in QF, Nadia!:D;)
But beating Clijsters, Kuznetsova and Henin in a row is nearly impossible IMO!:unsure:

Jan 25th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Best of luck today,Nadia!!! You can do it,believe in yourself! :D

Jan 26th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Nadia is feeling the pressure against Justine. Lost the first set 6-7, then blew a 2 break lead in set 2, now on serve

Jan 26th, 2010, 02:04 AM
Nadia lost 67 57. Beating Kim Sveta and Justine in a row was too much

Jan 26th, 2010, 02:15 AM
Nadia was 2 breaks up at 3-0 in second set. That was not enough to win the set :rolleyes: Nevertheless, it was a very good tournament for Nadia :kiss:

Jan 26th, 2010, 09:38 AM
What is nadia next tournament?

Jan 27th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Too bad and kind of embarrassing.:o

Oh well at least she beat Kim and Sveta (both slam champs the past year) in a row.:drool: :cheer:

Jan 27th, 2010, 10:12 PM
What is nadia next tournament?

Dubai? not sure

On her site there's not schedule for 2010 :o

Jan 28th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Dubai? not sure

On her site there's not schedule for 2010 :o

Could you give me the address of her site ?

Jan 28th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Could you give me the address of her site ?


Ok,I've seen in russian part,schedule has been updated.They list Pattaya as her next tournament and then Dubai.

Jan 28th, 2010, 09:32 AM

Ok,I've seen in russian part,schedule has been updated.They list Pattaya as her next tournament and then Dubai.
Thank you so much.

Feb 5th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Nadia :sad::hug:

7 Aces, 6 DFs.
Henin reached Final, so the loss was not bad.

Very strong tournament from Nadia with wins over Clijsters and Kuznetsova.:yeah:
Much better than expected. So happy and proud of Nadia.:D
QF at AO, great!

Something interesting about Nadia`s serve at AO:
Women's Ace Leaders at AO 2010 are ...
1. 65 Aces (in 7 matches): S.Williams
2. 29 Aces (in 5 matches): N.Petrova :drool:
3. 27 Aces (in 7 matches): J.Henin
3. 27 Aces (in 4 matches): S.Stosur

BTW I think Nadia`s new coach helped her a lot!:)
Good to see Nadia on the right way!