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Nathalie Dechy

Nathalie Dechy
Country (sports)  France
Residence Tournai, Belgium
Born (1979-02-21) 21 February 1979
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 21 July 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 4,216,795
Career record 429–337
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 11 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2005)
French Open 3R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Wimbledon 4R (1999, 2005)
US Open 4R (1998, 2005)
Career record 189–178
Career titles 7 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (21 May 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2009)
French Open QF (2000, 2003, 2006)
Wimbledon SF (2008)
US Open W (2006, 2007)

Nathalie Dechy (born on 21 February 1979) 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 "generation 1979" alongside Amélie Mauresmo, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, Emilie Loit and Séverine Brémond.


  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Women's doubles 1.1
      • Wins (2) 1.1.1
    • Mixed doubles 1.2
      • Wins (1) 1.2.1
  • Career titles 2
    • Singles (1) 2.1
    • Doubles (7) 2.2
  • Grand Slam singles performance timeline 3
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Grand Slam finals

Women's doubles

Wins (2)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 2006 US Open Vera Zvonareva Katarina Srebotnik
Dinara Safina
7–6(7–5), 7–5
Winner 2007 US Open Dinara Safina Yung-Jan Chan
Chia-Jung Chuang
6–4, 6–2

Mixed doubles

Wins (1)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 2007 French Open Andy Ram Katarina Srebotnik
Nenad Zimonjić
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2009 Australian Open Andy Ram Sania Mirza
Mahesh Bhupati
3–6, 1–6

Career titles

Singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 5 January 2003 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles (7)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. 10 February 2002 Paris, France Carpet Meilen Tu Elena Dementieva
Janette Husárová
2. 10 September 2006 U.S. Open Hard Vera Zvonareva Dinara Safina
Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–5), 7–5
3. 14 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Mara Santangelo Tathiana Garbin
Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1
4. 9 September 2007 U.S. Open Hard Dinara Safina Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–2
5. 5 January 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Mara Santangelo Nuria Llagostera Vives
Arantxa Parra Santonja
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [12–10]
6. 2 March 2009 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Mara Santangelo Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
7. 18 May 2009 Strasbourg, France Clay Mara Santangelo Claire Feuerstein
Stéphanie Foretz
6–0, 6–1

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

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 -


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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