Pregnant Nathalie Dechy, 30, retires from tennis


After becoming pregnant, France’s Nathalie Dechy has retired from tennis at the age of 30 in order to dedicate herself to family life.

In her 15-year-long career Dechy won one WTA singles title, Gold Coast in 2003, and three Grand Slam doubles titles: 2006 US Open with Vera Zvonareva, 2007 US Open with Dinara Safina, and mixed doubles with Andy Ram at the 2007 French Open.

Dechy’s best showing in Grand Slam singles was a semifinal at the 2005 Australian Open.

Dechy’s her highest career ranking in singles came in January 2006 when she was 11th, while in doubles she was ranked as high as No.8 in May 2007.


  1. I’ll always remember her as the one who was supposed to beat Ana but didn’t because of a lucky net ball. I wish her all the best in life. 🙂

    Talking about pregnant tennis women, since Lindsay Davenport gave birth to her daughter, do you know when is she planning to come back Marija? 🙂

  2. she is a great competitor an will be missed. wish her all the best and i hope her child will be healthy!

  3. Teerin, we still don’t know whether or when she’ll come back. I heard somewhere that she will commentate the US Open.


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