Naomi Broady

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Naomi Broady
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Full name Naomi Broady
Country (sports)  Great Britain
Born (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 25)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Height 1.89 m
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $464,170
Career record 294–227
Career titles 8 ITF
Highest ranking 122 (28 September 2015)
Current ranking 122 (5 October 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2012)
French Open Q2 (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open Q3 (2011, 2015)
Career record 165–115
Career titles 13 ITF
Highest ranking 128 (12 May 2014)
Current ranking 150 (5 October 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
US Open
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (2014)
Last updated on: 5 October 2015.

Naomi Broady (born 28 February 1990 in Stockport) is a British tennis player.

Broady has won eight singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 28 September 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 122. On 12 May 2014, she peaked at world number 128 in the doubles rankings.


Naomi, born in Stockport, is a sister of the tennis player Liam Broady and has one sister and another brother.[1] She attended Priestnall School.[2] Broady began playing tennis at the age of 7 and was the 2007 British under 18 girls' champion.


Junior (2004–08)[edit]

Broady competed on the junior ITF circuit from January 2004 until June 2008. She won one singles title in April 2006 at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament and lost in the quarterfinals of four others, one of which was the 2008 Wimbledon girls' tournament, where she was beaten by Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand. She had a singles win-loss record of 21–13.[3]

In junior doubles, Broady never won a title but reached the semifinals in one tournament and the quarterfinals in four others. In 2007, she and Tara Moore teamed up to compete in Wimbledon doubles, reaching the second round and Broady reached the same stage of Wimbledon doubles one year later partnering Jade Windley. Her final doubles win-loss record was 11–15 and her career-high combined ranking was world number 251 (achieved 7 July 2008).[3]


Broady began playing on the adult ITF circuit in January 2005, but was unable to qualify for any of the five tournaments she entered. As a result, she finished the year without a world ranking.[4]

She continued playing on the ITF circuit in 2006 but did not pass round two of any tournament until November, when she reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 event in Sunderland, where she lost to Martina Pavelec. Her first ever year-end ranking was world number 1464.[4]

Broady was again unable to progress past the second round of any tournament until August 2007 when she reached the quarterfinals of a $10,000 ITF event in Cumberland, West Hampstead, London, where Anna Smith beat her in three sets. She reached the semifinals of her final tournament in 2007, the Sunderland $10,000 ITF tournament, losing to Christina Wheeler. Her 2007 year-end worldwide ranking was world number 713.[4]

Bebo controversy[edit]

In September 2007, Broady and fellow British competitor, David Rice, were both suspended by the LTA for "unprofessional behaviour" and "lack of discipline" due to pictures posted on the social networking website Bebo. The pictures and various comments made on them were deemed to be supportive of a lifestyle of drinking and partying, and as such, both players had resources such as funding and coaching withdrawn. Their pages on Bebo were later shut down.[5] Brendan Gallagher of The Daily Telegraph later commented that the photos were "comparatively tame" and "not the cleverest move for a wannabe tennis star but hardly scandalous behaviour for a 17-year-old."[6]


A more promising start to 2008 saw Broady reach the semifinals of her first $10,000 ITF event of the year in Sunderland. She was beaten by Johanna Larsson, 4–6, 2–6. In February she reached the quarterfinals in Portimão, before losing to Russian Nina Bratchikova. She made her debut on the WTA tour in June at the tier III DFS Classic qualifying tournament. She beat Andreja Klepač in the opening round before losing a hard-fought contest with Margit Rüütel in the second round. Her next tournament was another first for Broady: her first Grand Slam appearance in the qualifying draw of Wimbledon. She was beaten by Rika Fujiwara in the opening round. Following this she spent the rest of the season on the ITF circuit and reached three more quarterfinals, in Felixstowe ($25,000), Cumberland ($10,000) and Traralgon ($25,000). Her end-of-year ranking was world number 444.[4]


Broady reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF event in Glasgow in January. She won her first adult title later that month in Grenoble, France. She was unseeded in this event but beat the number five seed, Varvara Galanina, in the quarterfinals and the number one seed, Youlia Fedossova, in the final. She did not drop a set throughout the tournament.[7] In March she reached the quarterfinals of another ITF tournament; this one in Bath. Her performance in this event moved her into the top 400 for the first time in her career. In June, she qualified for her first WTA main draw, at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. She held a match point against Alla Kudryavtseva before going down during a rain delayed match which was held over two days. She was defeated at the Aegon International in Eastbourne by Katie O'Brien and in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon. She got injured and didn't play again until a $25,000 event in Mexico. She won the tournament to cap off the best week in her career. The week after she won a $10,000 event in Cuba.


Following a successful early half to the season, which included tournament wins in Sharm el-Sheikh, Namangan, and Fukuoka, it was announced that Broady would receive a wildcard into the main draw of Wimbledon.[8] She recorded her first ever Grand Slam victory at the tournament, coming from a set down to defeat world number 92 Tímea Babos of Hungary.[9] Her run was ended in the second round, losing to former world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.[10] However, partnering Neal Skupski, she reached the quarterfinals in mixed doubles.[11]

ITF finals (21–19)[edit]

Singles (8–9)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7–7)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 January 2009 Grenoble, France Hard (i) France Youlia Fedossova 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 4 May 2009 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Hungary Tímea Babos 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(8–10)
Winner 2. 23 November 2009 Puebla, Mexico Hard Croatia Ajla Tomljanović 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 3. 30 November 2009 Havana, Cuba Hard Russia Yana Koroleva 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 7 December 2009 Havana, Cuba Hard Italy Valentine Confalonieri 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 6 September 2010 Madrid, Spain Hard Russia Marta Sirotkina 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 10 January 2011 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2011 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Poland Marta Domachowska 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 16 May 2011 Izmir, Turkey Hard Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 23 April 2012 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Jade Windley 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 4 March 2013 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Russia Daria Mironova 6–7(2–7), 6–2, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 8. 10 March 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Russia Vitalia Diatchenko 6–3, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 17 March 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Russia Vitalia Diatchenko 6–2, 3–0, ret.
Winner 6. 21 April 2014 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Uzbekistan Nigina Abduraimova 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 5 May 2014 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 10 August 2015 Landisville, United States Hard United States Robin Anderson 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 9. 21 September 2015 Albuquerque, United States Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 7–6(7–2), 6–7(3–7), 5–7

Doubles (13–10)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (9–7)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 November 2007 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i) Poland Patrycja Sanduska Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Netherlands Renée Reinhard
0–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Winner 2. 14 April 2008 Bol, Croatia Clay Switzerland Amra Sadiković Slovenia Tina Obrez
Slovenia Anja Prislan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 May 2009 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas Norway Helene Auensen
Belarus Volha Duko
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 28 May 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Katie O'Brien United Kingdom Sarah Borwell
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 4. 6 September 2010 Madrid, Spain Hard United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith United Kingdom Jennifer Ren
Russia Marta Sirotkina
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 25 April 2011 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard Australia Isabella Holland Ukraine Tetyana Arefyeva
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
7–6(7–1), 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 5. 16 May 2011 Izmir, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Croatia Tereza Mrdeža
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–7]
Winner 6. 7 November 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Poland Paula Kania
Poland Magda Linette
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 7. 14 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
5–7, 6–4, [10–2]
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2012 Clearwater, United States Hard United Kingdom Heather Watson Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 16 April 2012 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Poland Paula Kania Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Marta Sirotkina
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 14 May 2012 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Israel Julia Glushko Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Russia Irina Khromacheva
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 2013 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Serbia Ana Veselinović Romania Ilka Csöregi
Madagascar Zarah Razafimahatratra
5–7, 3–6
Winner 8. 13 May 2013 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard Serbia Teodora Mirčić Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
China Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 20 May 2013 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard (i) Serbia Teodora Mirčić China Tang Haochen
China Tian Ran
6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Winner 10. 1 July 2013 Sacramento, United States Hard Australia Storm Sanders United States Robin Anderson
United States Lauren Embree
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 8 July 2013 Yakima, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Jan Abaza
United States Allie Will
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 11. 14 October 2013 Lagos, Nigeria Hard United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani
Romania Cristina Dinu
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 12. 28 October 2013 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Romania Raluca Olaru
Austria Tamira Paszek
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 8. 17 February 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i) Czech Republic Renata Voráčová United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 9. 5 May 2014 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Greece Eleni Daniilidou Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Eri Hozumi
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 6 April 2015 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Russia Ekaterina Bychkova France Stéphanie Foretz
Croatia Ana Vrljić
2–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 13. 4 May 2015 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Junri Namigata
6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]


Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open A A A A Q2 A A Q1 0–0
French Open A A A A Q1 A A Q2 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q2 2R 1R 1–4
US Open A A A Q3 Q1 A Q1 Q3 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–4


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