Tatiana Golovin Bio - Biography

Name Tatiana Golovin
Height 5' 9
Naionality Russian
Date of Birth 25 January 1988,
Place of Birth Moscow, Russia
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Tatiana started off 2007 at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. She won her first singles match, defeating American Ashley Harkleroad 6-3 4-6 6-2. She pulled out of the mixed doubles match with partner Jerome Haehnel, citing an ankle injury. She then defeated Australian Alicia Molik, but then lost to Russian Nadia Petrova 7-6 6-0.

Her first event of the WTA season was the Medibank International held in Sydney. In the first round, she beat Peng Shuai 6-4 7-5 before falling to the top seed Amelie Mauresmo in the second round 6-7(4) 7-5 6-1.

At the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, she came in as a big favourite to cause some upsets. In the first and second rounds she beat Anna Smashnova and Zuzana Ondraskova. However, she fell in the third round to 16th seed Shahar Peer in a three-hour marathon 3-6 7-5 7-5, who eventually made the quarterfinals.

Her next event was the Paris Indoors, where she has reached the semifinals three times before. However, she failed to make it four semifinals in a row losing to Justine Henin, who was playing her first tournament since she came back after her divorce. She lost 6-2 3-6 6-3. She beat Alizé Cornet and Ekaterina Bychkova prior to the meeting with Henin.

At the Proximus Diamond Games held in Antwerp, she beat Katarina Srebotnik, fifth seed Patty Schnyder and Elena Likhovtseva en-route to the semifinals, where she lost to Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-4 6-3, who was playing her last tournament on home territory.

In the Tier I Indian Wells, she came in as the thirteenth seed. In the first round, she beat Aiko Nakamura 6-0 7-5 and followed it up with a 6-2 6-0 thrashing over Samantha Stosur. During her fourth round match-up against Nadia Petrova, the Russian retired, trailing 6-2 1-0, allowing Golovin to set up a quarterfinal match-up with surprise quarterfinalist Sybille Bammer. Golovin was the heavy favourite for this match, however she eventually lost 6-2 6-3.

On April 8, 2007, Golovin won her first WTA title at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Fl, defeating Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-1 in the singles final. Along the way, she defeated Venus Williams in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 and Ana Ivanović in three sets.[1]

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