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Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Les AbymesGuadeloupe) is a French former professional tour tennis player.

Dechy 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 Ivanovic. She took the first set and even had match point during the second before succumbing 6–7, 7–6, 10–8.

She is a member of the notorious "generation 1979" alongside Amélie MauresmoAnne-Gaëlle SidotEmilie Loit and Séverine Brémond.

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 [hide*1 Grand Slam finals

Grand Slam finals[edit]Edit

Women's doubles[edit]Edit

Wins (2)[edit]Edit

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2006 US Open [1]

Vera Zvonareva

[2]

Katarina Srebotnik [3]Dinara Safina

7–6(5), 7–5
2007 US Open [4]

Dinara Safina

[5]

Yung-Jan Chan [6]Chia-Jung Chuang

6–4, 6–2

Mixed doubles[edit]Edit

Wins (1)[edit]Edit

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2007 French Open [7]

Andy Ram

[8]

Katarina Srebotnik [9]Nenad Zimonjić

7–5, 6–3

Runners-up (1)[edit]Edit

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2009 Australian Open [10]

Andy Ram

[11]

Sania Mirza [12]Mahesh Bhupati

6–3, 6–1

Titles (8)[edit]Edit

Singles (1)[edit]Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. January 5, 2003 Gold CoastAustralia Hard [13]

Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian

6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles (7)[edit]Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. February 10, 2002 ParisFrance Carpet [14]

Meilen Tu

[15]

Elena Dementieva [16]Janette Husárová

Walkover
2. September 10, 2006 U.S. Open Hard [17]

Vera Zvonareva

[18]

Dinara Safina [19]Katarina Srebotnik

7–6(5), 7–5
3. May 14, 2007 RomeItaly Clay [20]

Mara Santangelo

[21]

Tathiana Garbin [22]Roberta Vinci

6–4, 6–1
4. September 9, 2007 U.S. Open Hard [23]

Dinara Safina

[24]

Chan Yung-jan [25]Chuang Chia-jung

6–4, 6–2
5. January 5, 2009 AucklandNew Zealand Hard [26]

Mara Santangelo

[27]

Nuria Llagostera Vives [28]Arantxa Parra Santonja

4–6, 7–6(3), [12–10]
6. March 2, 2009 MonterreyMexico Hard [29]

Mara Santangelo

[30]

Iveta Benešová [31]Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová

6–3, 6–4
7. May 18, 2009 StrasbourgFrance Clay [32]

Mara Santangelo

[33]

Claire Feuerstein [34]Stéphanie Foretz

6–0, 6–1

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]Edit

Tournament 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 1R SF 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R - -
French Open 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R -
US Open - 1R 1R 1R 4R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R -

Personal[edit]Edit

Dechy was born to a father from continental France and a Canadian mother from the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She holds dual French-Canadian citizenship, but has never, she says, considered representing Canada in tennis competition.[1] On 25 January 2010 she gave birth to a baby boy Lucas.

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