French tennis player Tatiana Golovin was born on January 25, 1988 in Moscow, Russia. She eventually moved to France with her parents and obtained French citizenship. The French player who sports a two-handed backhand turned pro in 2002. Golovin made her ITF debut in 2002 and went on to play in three more ITF events. She lost the qualifying round at Roland Garros in this year.

The next year, she won her first Tour main draw match at Indian Wells and played in 4 more ITF events.

Born 25 Jan 1988
Nationality France France
Nickname Tati

She made her first runner-up finish in 2004 at Birmingham and reached the 4th round at two Grand Slams. She entered the top 100 on February 16 at number 91 and top 50 on June 14. In the same year she and doubles partner Gasquet became the youngest champions in 23 years in mixed doubles at Roland Garros.

Golovin made her top 20 debut in 2005 at number 18 but had to withdraw from the next tournament in Los Angeles due to a right ankle sprain.

2006 was highlighted by her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, third Tour singles finals and fourth top 10 win, over Petrova. She reached her second Tier I semifinal in Miami, beating world number 8 Dementieva in the fourth round making it her fifth top 10 win.

Golovin’s best Grand Slam performance was at the US Open where she reached the quarterfinals after beating Nadia Petrova in the third round and Anna Chakvetadze in the fourth round.

The French player won her first WTA title on April 8, 2007 at the Bausch and Lomb championships in Amelia Island, Florida, beating Nadia Petrova, but not before defeating Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic along the way.

Golovin currently has the highest singles ranking of 12 which she achieved on February 4, 2008. She holds 2 career singles titles but no career titles in doubles, where she has the highest ranking of 91 achieved on August 13, 2007.

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