Nadia Petrova officially called it a career. Since last Monday the Russian player is on the ITF list of the retired players. Last years have been tough for Petrova, who played her last match in April 2014 at Charleston against Marina Erakovic.
From there the injuries came back and the one at the hip was only the last one but hard enough to prevent her from coming back to a good physical shape again. In June 2015 Petrova had reassured her fans that was doing as much as possible to come back, but in the end she could not make it.
During her career the Moscow native reached at least the quarter-finals in all the four Grand Slam events and played a Roland Garros semifinal as well. She won 13 WTA titles and reached 11 finals and in May 2016 she achieved a career-high at No.