Nathalie Dechy

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Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy.jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceTournai, Belgium
Born (1979-02-21) 21 February 1979 (age 40)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired21 July 2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$4,216,795
Singles
Career record429–337
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 11 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French Open3R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Wimbledon4R (1999, 2005)
US Open4R (1998, 2005)
Doubles
Career record189–178
Career titles7 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (21 May 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2009)
French OpenQF (2000, 2003, 2006)
WimbledonSF (2008)
US OpenW (2006, 2007)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2003)

Nathalie Dechy (born 21 February 1979) is a former professional tour tennis player from France.

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.

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

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Women's doubles (2 titles)[edit]

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

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2007 French Open Clay Israel Andy Ram Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–5, 6–3
Loss 2009 Australian Open Hard Israel Andy Ram India Sania Mirza
India Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 1–6

Career titles[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

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

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australian Open - - - 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 4R SF 1R 1R 1R 2R
French Open - 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 2R 1R
Wimbledon - - 1R 2R 1R 4R 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 4R 1R 1R 2R 1R
US Open - - 2R 2R 4R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R 1R 1R -
Year-end ranking 586 294 84 90 48 25 27 44 20 29 21 12 51 69 72 n/a

Personal life[edit]

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. On 25 January 2010 she gave birth to a son.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La championne de tennis Nathalie Dechy est maman !". PurePeople (in French). 5 February 2010.

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