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U.S. Open Biography: Nadia Petrova of Russia

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The Russians have performed well at the 2012 U.S. Open. Nadia Petrova was defeated by fellow countrywoman Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of women's singles play, but Nadia Petrova's 2012 U.S. Open run is not yet done. The Russian tennis star and her fellow country-mate Maria Kirilenko defeated the Williams sisters in the third round of the women's doubles competition, thwarting the American sisters' hopes of claiming a 14th Grand Slam doubles title. Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Games and will continue their march toward the 2012 U.S. Open women's doubles title when they face the Spanish duo of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the women's doubles quarter-finals.

Name: Nadia Petrova

Pro Since: 1999

Birthday: June 8, 1982

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Stats: 5 feet 10 inches, 143 pounds

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Residence: Moscow, Russia

Career Matches Won (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 419

Career Matches Lost (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 255

Career Singles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 11

Career Doubles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 21

2012 Matches Won (pre-U.S. Open): 24

2012 Matches Lost (pre-U.S. Open): 16

Best U.S. Open Singles Performance: Quarter-finalist (2004, 2005)

Best U.S. Open Doubles Performance: Finalist (2010)

U.S. Open Singles History

2000 - Lost in second round

2001 - Lost in second round

2002 - Lost in first round

2003 - Lost in fourth round

2004 - Quarter-finalist

2005 - Quarter-finalist

2006 - Lost in third round

2007 - Lost in third round

2008 - Lost in third round

2009 - Lost in fourth round

2010 - Lost in first round

2011 - Lost in third round

Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Singles Performances

Australian Open - Quarter-finalist (2006, 2010)

French Open - Semi-finalist (2003, 2005), Quarter-finalist (2010)

Wimbledon - Quarter-finalist (2005, 2008)

U.S. Open Doubles History

2000 - Lost in second round

2001 - Lost in second round

2002 - Semi-finalist

2003 - Lost in third round

2004 - Lost in second round

2005 - Lost in third round

2006 - Quarter-finalist

2008 - Lost in second round

2009 - Quarter-finalist

2010 - Runner-up

2011 - Semi-finalist

Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Doubles Performances

Australian Open - Semi-finalist (2011), Quarter-finalist (2003)

French Open - Runner-up (2012), Semi-finalist (2005), Quarter-finalist (2004, 2009, 2011)

Wimbledon - Quarter-finalist (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011)

Olympic Appearances: Bronze Medal in Women's Doubles at the 2012 London Games

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