Rabu, 10 Desember 2008

Nadia Petrova of Russian Tennis Star Photos, Pics, News, Bio

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Four top 20 players will take part in the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in February.The WTA tournament has been upgraded to be part of the international series with a minimum purse of US$220,000 (approx 7.7 million baht).
As a result, the tournament has attracted a number of stars including Vera Zvonareva of Russia (No 7), Nadia Petrova of Russia (11), Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (12) and Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova (19).

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Nadia Petrova of Russian Tennis Star Bio
Nationality: RUS (Russian Federation)
Birthdate: June 08, 1982
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Turned Pro: Pro (September 6, 1999)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
2008 Ranking: 11

* Coached by Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Lars Wahlgren; physio is Damian Prasad
* Likes hardcourts because she is an aggressive player (easier to finish the point early)
* Spent part of her youth training in Egypt, where parents were athletics coaches
* Father, Victor Petrov, was a top hammer thrower; mother, Nadejda Ilina, won the bronze medal at the Montréal Olympics in the 400m relay; parents are still athletics coaches
* Likes to visit Croatia because it is beautiful and peaceful
* Enjoys fishing, and reading (favorite book is Gone With the Wind)
* Would like to try every sport there is.

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