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Naomi Broady (born 28 February 1990) is a British tennis player.

Broady has won seven singles and twelve doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 26 May 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 163. On 12 May 2014, she peaked at world number 128 in the doubles rankings.

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Background[edit]Edit

Naomi, born in Stockport, is a sister of the tennis player Liam Broady and has one sister and another brother.[1] She attended Priestnall School.[2] Broady began playing tennis at the age of 7 and was the 2007 British under 18 girls' champion.

Career[edit]Edit

Junior (2004–2008)[edit]Edit

Broady competed on the junior ITF circuit from January 2004 until June 2008. She won one singles title in April 2006 at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament and lost in the quarterfinals of four others, one of which was the 2008 Wimbledon girls' tournament, where she was beaten by Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand. She had a singles win-loss record of 21–13.[3]

In junior doubles, Broady never won a title but reached the semifinals in one tournament and the quarterfinals in four others. In 2007, she and Tara Moore teamed up to compete in Wimbledon doubles, reaching the second round and Broady reached the same stage of Wimbledon doubles one year later partnering Jade Windley. Her final doubles win-loss record was 11–15 and her career-high combined ranking was world number 251 (achieved 7 July 2008).[3]

2005–2007[edit]Edit

Broady began playing on the adult ITF circuit in January 2005, but was unable to qualify for any of the five tournaments she entered. As a result, she finished the year without a world ranking.[4]

She continued playing on the ITF circuit in 2006 but did not pass round two of any tournament until November, when she reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 event in Sunderland, where she lost to Martina Pavelec. Her first ever year-end ranking was world number 1464.[4]

Broady was again unable to progress past the second round of any tournament until August 2007 when she reached the quarterfinals of a $10,000 ITF event in Cumberland, West Hampstead, London, where Anna Smith beat her in three sets. She reached the semifinals of her final tournament in 2007, the Sunderland $10,000 ITF tournament, losing to Christina Wheeler. Her 2007 year-end worldwide ranking was world number 713.[4]

Bebo controversy[edit]Edit

In September 2007, Broady and fellow British competitor, David Rice, were both suspended by the LTA for "unprofessional behaviour" and "lack of discipline" due to pictures posted on the social networking website Bebo. The pictures and various comments were deemed to be supportive of a lifestyle of drinking and partying and as such, both players had resources such as funding and coaching withdrawn. Their pages on Bebo were later locked.[5]

2008[edit]Edit

A more promising start to 2008 saw Broady reach the semifinals of her first $10,000 ITF event of the year in Sunderland. She was beaten by Johanna Larsson, 4–6, 2–6. In February she reached the quarterfinals inPortimão, before losing to Russian Nina Bratchikova. She made her debut on the WTA tour in June at the tier III DFS Classic qualifying tournament. She beat Andreja Klepač in the opening round before losing a hard-fought contest with Margit Rüütel in the second round. Her next tournament was another first for Broady: her first Grand Slam appearance in the qualifying draw of Wimbledon. She was beaten by Rika Fujiwara in the opening round. Following this she spent the rest of the season on the ITF circuit and reached three more quarterfinals, in Felixstowe ($25,000), Cumberland ($10,000) and Traralgon ($25,000). Her end-of-year ranking was world number 444.[4]

2009[edit]Edit

Broady reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF event in Glasgow in January. She won her first adult title later that month in Grenoble, France. She was unseeded in this event but beat the number five seed, Varvara Galanina, in the quarterfinals and the number one seed, Youlia Fedossova, in the final. She did not drop a set throughout the tournament.[6] In March she reached the quarterfinals of another ITF tournament; this one in Bath. Her performance in this event moved her into the top 400 for the first time in her career. In June, she qualified for her first WTA main draw, at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. She held a match point against Alla Kudryavtseva before going down during a rain delayed match which was held over two days. She was defeated at the Aegon International in Eastbourne by Katie O'Brien and in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon. She got injured and didn't play again until a $25,000 event in Mexico. She won the tournament to cap off the best week in her career. The week after she won a $10,000 event in Cuba.

ITF finals (19–17)[edit]Edit

[1][2]Broady at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships===Singles (7–8)[edit]===

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 January 2009 [3]

Grenoble, France

Hard (i) [4]

Youlia Fedossova

6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 4 May 2009 [5]

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Clay [6]

Tímea Babos

4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(8–10)
Winner 2. 23 November 2009 [7]

Puebla, Mexico

Hard [8]

Ajla Tomljanović

7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 3. 30 November 2009 [9]

Havana, Cuba

Hard [10] Yana Koroleva 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 7 December 2009 [11]

Havana, Cuba

Hard [12] Valentine Confalonieri 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 6 September 2010 [13]

Madrid, Spain

Hard [14]

Marta Sirotkina

6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 10 January 2011 [15]

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hard (i) [16]

Jasmina Tinjić

2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2011 [17]

Grenoble, France

Hard (i) [18]

Marta Domachowska

4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 16 May 2011 [19]

Izmir, Turkey

Hard [20]

Mihaela Buzărnescu

5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 23 April 2012 [21]

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Clay [22]

Jade Windley

3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 4 March 2013 [23]

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Hard [24] Daria Mironova 6–7(2–7), 6–2, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 8. 10 March 2014 [25]

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Hard [26]

Vitalia Diatchenko

6–3, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 17 March 2014 [27]

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Hard [28]

Vitalia Diatchenko

6–2, 3–0, ret.
Winner 6. 21 April 2014 [29]

Namangan, Uzbekistan

Hard [30]

Nigina Abduraimova

6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 5 May 2014 [31]

Fukuoka, Japan

Grass [32]

Kristýna Plíšková

5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (12–9)[edit]Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (9–6)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 November 2007 [33]

Redbridge, United Kingdom

Hard (i) [34]

Patrycja Sanduska

[35]

Daniëlle Harmsen [36]Renée Reinhard

0–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Winner 2. 14 April 2008 [37]

Bol, Croatia

Clay [38]

Amra Sadiković

[39]

Tina Obrez [40]Anja Prislan

6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 May 2009 [41]

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Clay [42] Elizabeth Thomas [43]

Helene Auensen [44] Volha Duko

3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 28 May 2009 [45]

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Grass [46]

Katie O'Brien

[47]

Sarah Borwell [48]Raquel Kops-Jones

3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 4. 6 September 2010 [49]

Madrid, Spain

Hard [50]

Emily Webley-Smith

[51] Jennifer Ren

[52]Marta Sirotkina

6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 25 April 2011 [53]

Qarshi, Uzbekistan

Hard [54]

Isabella Holland

[55]

Tetyana Arefyeva [56]Eugeniya Pashkova

7–6(7–1), 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 5. 16 May 2011 [57]

Izmir, Turkey

Hard [58]

Lisa Whybourn

[59]

Mihaela Buzărnescu [60]Tereza Mrdeža

3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–7]
Winner 6. 7 November 2011 [61]

Opole, Poland

Carpet (i) [62]

Kristina Mladenovic

[63]

Paula Kania [64]Magda Linette

7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 7. 14 November 2011 [65]

Bratislava, Slovakia

Hard (i) [66]

Kristina Mladenovic

[67]

Karolína Plíšková [68]Kristýna Plíšková

5–7, 6–4, [10–2]
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2012 [69]

Clearwater, United States

Hard [70]

Heather Watson

[71]

Ekaterine Gorgodze [72]Alyona Sotnikova

3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 16 April 2012 [73]

Namangan, Uzbekistan

Hard [74]

Paula Kania

[75]

Oksana Kalashnikova [76]Marta Sirotkina

2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 14 May 2012 [77]

Saint-Gaudens, France

Clay [78]

Julia Glushko

[79]

Vesna Dolonc [80]Irina Khromacheva

2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 2013 [81]

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Hard [82]

Ana Veselinović

[83] Ilka Csoregi

[84]Zarah Razafimahatratra

5–7, 3–6
Winner 8. 13 May 2013 [85]

Balikpapan, Indonesia

Hard [86]

Teodora Mirčić

[87]

Chen Yi [88]Xu Yifan

6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 20 May 2013 [89]

Tarakan, Indonesia

Hard (i) [90]

Teodora Mirčić

[91]

Tang Haochen [92]Tian Ran

6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Winner 10. 1 July 2013 [93]

Sacramento, United States

Hard [94]

Storm Sanders

[95]

Robin Anderson [96]Lauren Embree

6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 8 July 2013 [97]

Yakima, United States

Hard [98]

Irina Falconi

[99]

Jan Abaza [100]Allie Will

5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 11. 14 October 2013 [101]

Lagos, Nigeria

Hard [102]

Emily Webley-Smith

[103]

Fatma Al-Nabhani [104]Cristina Dinu

3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 12. 28 October 2013 [105]

Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Hard (i) [106]

Kristýna Plíšková

[107]

Raluca Olaru [108]Tamira Paszek

6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 8. 17 February 2014 [109]

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Hard (i) [110]

Renata Voráčová

[111]

Jocelyn Rae [112]Anna Smith

6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 9. 5 May 2014 [113]

Fukuoka, Japan

Grass [114]

Eleni Daniilidou

[115]

Shuko Aoyama [116]Eri Hozumi

3–6, 4–6

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]Edit

Singles[edit]Edit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q2 A A 0–0
French Open A A A A Q1 A A 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q2 N/A 0–2
US Open A A A Q3 Q1 A N/A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2
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