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Kvitova beats Radwanska in Dubai

Kvitova beats Radwanska in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova ousted defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets Thursday in advancing to the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Dubai.

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Serena Williams out with back injury

Serena Williams out with back injury

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams, citing a lower back injury, withdrew Wednesday from the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday withdrew from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to injury.

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Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka didn't lose a game Thursday at the Qatar Total Open but Serena Williams pulled within one win of taking the rankings' top spot.
Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 4-seed Agnieszka Radwanska had clear wins Wednesday in second-round matches of the WTA's Qatar Total Open.
Barthel wins in upset in Doha

Barthel wins in upset in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Mona Barthel ousted fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber in a second-round match Tuesday at the Qatar Total Open tennis tournament.

Serena Williams wins despite ankle injury

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams, slowed momentarily by an ankle injury, didn't lose a game Tuesday in her first-round match at the Australian Open.

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Azarenka leads Australian Open seeding

Azarenka leads Australian Open seeding

MELBOURNE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka was announced as the No. 1 women's seed for the Australian Open, where last year she won her first Grand Slam title.
Li continues 2013 win streak

Li continues 2013 win streak

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Li Na, coming off a tournament title two days earlier, took a tough straight-set win Monday at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney.

Petrova dispatches Wozniacki for TOC title

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nadia Petrova breezed past Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets Sunday to win the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions title.

Top two seeds advance to TOC finals

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia in the finals of the Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
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Nadia Petrova
Russian Nadia Petrova hits a shot during her French Open second-round match against fellow Russian Maria Sharpova at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2009. Sharpova defeated Petrova 6-2, 1-6, 8-6. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova (Надежда Викторовна Петрова; born June 8, 1982 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional tennis player.

Overall, she has won 28 WTA Titles, ten in singles and eighteen in doubles. In singles, Petrova has reached a career high ranking of World No. 3 in May 2006 and has reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2003 and 2005. In doubles, she won the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in 2004 with Meghann Shaughnessy. As of 29 August 2011 (2011 -08-29), Petrova is ranked World No. 30 in singles and World No. 9 in doubles.

Petrova was born in Moscow. Her parents were both very athletic – her father Viktor was a leading hammer thrower, while her mother Nadezhda Ilyina won a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the 400 meter relay. Both her parents are still athletics coaches. As a child, Nadia did a lot of travelling around the world with her parents. She eventually settled in Egypt, where she trained with Mohammed Seif and her parents. Petrova states hard courts as her favourite surface, however, she has been most successful on clay courts. She is currently coached by Vladimir Platenik

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