Nadezhda Petrova, professional tennis player
Nadezhda Petrova is a Russian professional tennis player, finalist of two Grand Slam doubles titles (US Open-2010, Roland Garros-2012); Olympic medalist; winner of 37 WTA tournaments (13 – in singles); winner of the Fed Cup and Hopman Cup (both in 2007) as a member of the national team of Russia; winner of the junior Grand Slam singles titles (Roland Garros-1998); finalist of the junior Grand Slam singles titles (US Open-1999); finalist of the junior Grand Slam in doubles (Roland Garros-1999).
She was born on June 8, 1982 in Moscow, Soviet Union. Nadezhda’s father Viktor was a hammer thrower, and her mother won a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the 400 meter relay. At the age of 8 Nadezhda started playing tennis and was the winner of the 1998 French Open championship. In 1999 she became a professional tennis player.
Nadezhda was bronze medalist at 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the women’s doubles.
The Russian woman has opened her own company in the U.S. named Petrova Dream Team (charitable activities to help children).