Monday, January 28, 2008
Petrova enters Family Circle Cup
Nadia Petrova, the 2006 Family Circle Cup champion, has entered the 2008 Charleston tournament. Petrova did not attempt to defend her title last year, but is returning now. In 2006, when she defeated Patty Schnyder to win the tournament, she was in the middle of a very hot clay streak, and was a favorite to win the French Open. She injured herself during her Roland Garros warmup, however, and went out in the first round. She has not really been the same since, and has been candid about her occasional lack of motivation.
Petrova went out in the first round at Gold Coast, and then accepted a wild card to the Medibank International tournament in Sydney, where she also went out in the first round. She made it to the round of 16 of the Australian Open, but was defeated by Agnieszka Radwanska.