Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
Tatiana Golovin is an inactive French professional tennis player.
Tatiana was born on January 25, 1988 in Moscow. Her parents moved to France when she was only 8 months.
She is best known for her explosive forehand, which was said to be one of the best at the time. She notably won the 2004 French Open mixed doubles event with Richard Gasquet, and reached the singles quarterfinal at the 2006 U.S. Open, losing to the eventual champion Maria Sharapova. The 24-year-old’s highest singles ranking to date is 12. However, just as she began experiencing success, in 2008, she was diagnosed with lower back inflammation and was forced to stop playing competitive tennis indefinitely.
Golovin spent six years at Nick Bollettieri’s tennis camp in Bradenton, Florida. She is currently coached by former World No. 1 Mats Wilander, having previously been coached by Brad Gilbert and Dean Goldfine.
She appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition alongside Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko in a pictorial entitled Volley of the Dolls.
From May 2008 to 2012 Tatiana dated French football player Samir Nasri.