Nathalie Dechy

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Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy.jpg
Country  France
Residence Tournai, Belgium
Born (1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 36)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired July 21, 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,216,795
Career record 429–337
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 11 (January 9, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2005)
French Open 3R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Wimbledon 4R (1999, 2005)
US Open 4R (1998, 2005)
Career record 189–178
Career titles 7 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (May 21, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2009)
French Open QF (2000, 2003, 2006)
Wimbledon SF (2008)
US Open W (2006, 2007)
Last updated on: May 25, 2009.

Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a French former professional tour tennis player.

Dechy is a three-time doubles Grand Slam champion, winning the 2006 US Open women's doubles title with Vera Zvonareva, the 2007 French Open mixed doubles title with Andy Ram, and the 2007 US Open women's doubles title with Dinara Safina. Her biggest singles achievement is reaching the semifinals of the 2005 Australian Open, where she was just two points away from the final, before eventually losing to Lindsay Davenport.

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, she faced World No.1 and reigning French Open champion, Ana Ivanovic. She took the first set and even had match point during the second before succumbing 6–7, 7–6, 10–8.

She is a member of the notorious "generation 1979" alongside Amélie Mauresmo, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, Emilie Loit and Séverine Brémond.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Women's doubles[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2006 US Open Russia Vera Zvonareva Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Russia Dinara Safina
7–6(5), 7–5
2007 US Open Russia Dinara Safina Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
6–4, 6–2

Mixed doubles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2007 French Open Israel Andy Ram Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–5, 6–3

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2009 Australian Open Israel Andy Ram India Sania Mirza
India Mahesh Bhupati
6–3, 6–1

Titles (8)[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. January 5, 2003 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Switzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. February 10, 2002 Paris, France Carpet United States Meilen Tu Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
2. September 10, 2006 U.S. Open Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(5), 7–5
3. May 14, 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Italy Mara Santangelo Italy Tathiana Garbin
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1
4. September 9, 2007 U.S. Open Hard Russia Dinara Safina Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–2
5. January 5, 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Italy Mara Santangelo Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
4–6, 7–6(3), [12–10]
6. March 2, 2009 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Italy Mara Santangelo Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
7. May 18, 2009 Strasbourg, France Clay Italy Mara Santangelo France Claire Feuerstein
France Stéphanie Foretz
6–0, 6–1

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 1R SF 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R - -
French Open 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R -
US Open - 1R 1R 1R 4R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R -


Dechy was born to a father from continental France and a Canadian mother from the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She holds dual French-Canadian citizenship, but has never, she says, considered representing Canada in tennis competition.[1] On 25 January 2010 she gave birth to a baby boy Lucas.


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