Sport Nadia Petrova retires from tennis

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

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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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