March 6, 2009

Information about Nathalie Dechy

Personal facts

About her

  • Tennis player
  • Born February, 1979
  • Abymes, Guadeloupe
  • 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches)
  • 63 kg (138 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Françoise and Michel Dechy
  • Siblings: one brother and one sister

Accomplishments

Victories in singles

  • Winner in Gold Coast, Australia by beating Marie Mikaelian: 2003.

Victories in doubles

  • Winner with her Russian partner Dinara Safina at the US Open in New York, United States: 2007.
  • Winner with her Italian partner Mara Santagelo in Rome, Italy: 2007.
  • Winner with her Russian partner Vera Zvonareva at the US Open in New York, United States: 2006.
  • Winner with her Chinese partner Meilen Tu in Paris, France: 2002.

Olympic Games

  • She participated in two Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (2000) and Athens, Greece (2004) by representing France.

Fed Cup

  • She participated nine times in Fed Cup (2000 to 2008) by representing France.

Tennis facts

Plays

  • Right-handed
  • Two-handed backhand

World ranking

  • During the interview (October 29, 2008), she was ranked 77th in the world in singles according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
  • Her best WTA world ranking in singles is the 11th place on January 9, 2006.