Nathalie Dechy
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Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
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Country (sports)  France
Residence Tournai, Belgium
Born (1979-02-21) 21 February 1979 (age 39)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 21 July 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$4,216,795
Singles
Career record 429-337
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 11 (9 January 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)
Doubles
Career record 189-178
Career titles 7 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (21 May 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2009)
French Open QF (2000, 2003, 2006)
Wimbledon SF (2008)
US Open W (2006, 2007)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (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

Women's doubles

Wins (2)

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

Mixed doubles

Wins (1)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 2007 French Open Israel Andy Ram Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 2009 Australian Open Israel Andy Ram India Sania Mirza
India Mahesh Bhupathi
3-6, 1-6

Career titles

Singles (1)

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)

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 Bene?ová
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

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

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

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