Sport Nadia Petrova retires from tennis

21:52  11 january  2017
21:52  11 january  2017 Source:   MSN

Married at First Sight's Nadia wouldn't marry ex after 10 years, now wants 'white picket fence'

  Married at First Sight's Nadia wouldn't marry ex after 10 years, now wants 'white picket fence' She's marrying a stranger on Married at First Sight, but Nadia wasn't ready for marriage when her on-off ex of 10 years proposed. The flight attendant/part-time model, who describes herself as "fiercely independent" and not your "standard 36-year-old", didn't want to settle down like most of her friends had in her hometown of Adelaide.And while the time wasn't right then, the Brisbane-based bride told TheFIX the "white picket fence" doesn't look so bad now."There was a point in time where my long-term partner did ask me to marry him, but I thought he was joking," Nadia told TheFIX.

RG loss that year was pretty devastating. I really thought it was her year. Looking back, 2006 was my tennis annus horribilis. Her retirement has been implicit for a couple of years now, but this still makes me blue. Sad to know that Nadia Petrova retired . Her game is huge I thought she was underarchived. Wish all the best in the next chapter of her life.

Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova (Russian: Надежда Викторовна Петрова; born June 8, 1982) is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Overall, she has won 37 WTA Titles, 13 in singles and 24 in doubles.

Petrova, 34, had not played since the end of 2013. © AAP Image/Gaye Gerard Petrova, 34, had not played since the end of 2013.

Former world No.3 women's player Nadia Petrova of Russia has ended her tennis career in the wake of long injury trouble, the WTA Tour said on Wednesday.

Petrova, 34, had not played since the end of 2013 and several comeback attempts failed.

"I've been in tennis for so many years; I had a very long and very good career. I dealt with a lot of injuries, like most of us, but it's important for me to finally turn the page in my book," she told the WTA.

The 1998 French Open junior champion, Petrova won 13 WTA singles titles and reached the No.3 spot in May 2006. She was also successful in doubles with 24 titles, including two at the Tour Finals. She also won Olympic doubles bronze in 2012.

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