World No. 1 Safina easy first-round winner

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Dinara Safina was an easy opening-round winner Tuesday at the Ordina Open in the Netherlands.

Wozniacki leads winners at Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada was among Thursday's second-round winners at the Bell women's tennis challenge in Quebec City.

Petrova coasts to title in Ohio

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Russian Nadia Petrova routed Nathalie Dechy of France Sunday to win the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Mason, Ohio.
Ivanovic survives Wimbledon scare

Ivanovic survives Wimbledon scare

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic fought off two match points Wednesday before claiming a tough second-round Wimbledon three-set win from Nathalie Dechy.
Upset bug bites Bartoli again

Upset bug bites Bartoli again

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Marion Bartoli was one of four seeded players losing matches Wednesday at the $200,000 DFS Classic tennis tournament in England.
Medina Garrigues wins again in Strasbourg

Medina Garrigues wins again in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Anabel Medina Garrigues opened defense of her $175,000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament title with a tight win Monday in France.

Americans advance at Ericsson Open

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Americans Ashley Harkleroad and Vania King recorded first-round victories Wednesday at the Sony Ericksson Open, a 12-day, 96-player tournament.

Harkleroad wins opening-round match

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Ashley Harkleroad, who won a Fed Cup match for the United States last month, advanced past the opening round Wednesday at the Pacific Life Open.

Sharapova, Ivanovic advance

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic and No. 4 Maria Sharapova were second-round winners Wednesday at the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar.
Bartoli loses at Qatar Open

Bartoli loses at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli lost in straight sets Tuesday and was eliminated from the $2.5 million Qatar Open.
Bammer upset in Belgium tournament opener

Bammer upset in Belgium tournament opener

ANTWERP, Belgium, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Sybille Bammer was ousted in first-day action of the $600,000 Diamond Games tennis tournament in Belgium.

Chakvetadze wins Paris tennis title

PARIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Russian Anna Chakvetadze claimed her seventh WTA title Sunday, beating Hungary's Agnes Szavay in the Open Gaz de France in Paris.

Chakvetadze leads winners in Paris

PARIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anna Chakvetadze and Amelie Mauresmo were among second-round winners Thursday at the Open Gaz de France tennis tournament in Paris.

French women rule at Paris tennis event

PARIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- French compatriots Nathalie Dechy and Virginie Razzano were among the first-round winners Wednesday at the Open Gaz de France tennis tournament in Paris.
Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- No. 2-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova topped a series of highly seeded players collecting straight-set wins Tuesday in the first round of Australian Open.
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Nathalie Dechy
French players Amelie Mauresmo kisses her opponent Nathalie Dechy at the end of their match at the 2006 Hastings Direct Championship in Eastbourne on June 21, 2006. Dechy won the match 3-6 6-3 6-3. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Infobox last updated on: May 25, 2009.

Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a French professional tennis player. She 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, where she was just two points away from the final, before eventually losing to Lindsay Davenport. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, she faced World No.1 and reigning French Open champion, Ana Ivanović. She took the first set and even had match point during the second before succumbing 6–7, 7–6, 10–8.

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