|Nadia Podoroska Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||February 10, 1997|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Nadia Podoroska is an Argentine professional tennis player who represented her country at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She reached her best singles ranking of world No. 36 on July 12, 2021, and peaked at No. 62 in the WTA doubles rankings on October 18, 2021.
Nadia Natacha Podoroska
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain
Nadia Podoroska has received training from Juan Pablo Guzmán and Emiliano Redondi.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Marcelo (Watchmaker who over the years became a pharmacist)
- Mother – Irene (Pharmacist)
- Siblings – She has 2 siblings.
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nadia Podoroska has dated –
- Guillermina Naya – She has been romantically involved with fellow Argentine tennis player Guillermina Naya and Nadia has confirmed their relationship in an interview with ClayTenis.com.
Race / Ethnicity
Nadia Podoroska is of Ukrainian descent.
She came out as a lesbian in 2022.
Nadia Podoroska Facts
- She was born into a middle-class family and spent her childhood years growing up in Fisherton, a neighborhood founded in the late 1880s by railroad workers.
- Although her grandparents hailed from Ukraine, Nadia Podoroska does not speak the language at all.
- When she was 5 years old, she started practicing at the Fisherton Athletic Club.
- She became the first person in her family to play tennis.
- Growing up, Nadia Podoroska followed the performances of Argentine male tennis players, especially Guillermo Cañas. She did not follow the national female representatives as much because they were broadcast infrequently on television. Nevertheless, she has been an admirer of the Williams sisters: Venus Williams and Serena Williams.
- She faced complications due to financial issues competing internationally during her initial years on the circuit.
- After defeating third seed Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, Nadia Podoroska emerged as the first qualifier to reach the semifinals of the French Open in October 2020. For her rankings achievement and notable performance throughout the season, she was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year.
- She made it to the quarterfinals of the Yarra Valley Classic by defeating fourth-seeded Petra Kvitová in 2021.
- At the 2021 Italian Open, Nadia Podoroska defeated 23 times Grand Slam champion and eighth-seeded Serena Williams in the second round. This marked her third top-ten win in the last eight months.
- She was defeated in the first round by tenth seed Belinda Bencic at the 2021 French Open. However, she made it to the semifinals in doubles, partnering with Irina-Camelia Begu for the first time. With this, she reached the top 40 in singles and No. 69 in doubles for the first time in her career on June 14, 2021.
- She announced at the end of the year 2021 that she would be withdrawing from the 2022 Australian Open due to struggles with pain that hit her throughout the season. She decided to rest and recover until March 2022.
- In June 2022, Nadia Podoroska started competing after ten months of inactivity in order to participate in the Wimbledon qualifying and made it to the second round.
- After she qualified to represent Argentina at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she defeated Yulia Putintseva (playing for Kazakhstan) by retirement in order to reach the second round and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova to reach the third round.
- Nadia Podoroska is the first Argentine woman to reach the round of 16 in Olympic tennis in 21st century in singles. Before her, only two Argentine female players – Gabriella Sabatini and Inés Gorrochategui – achieved the feat 25 years ago in 1996 at Atlanta.
- In addition to her training sessions, she also performs mental training based on bompu zen and neuroscience.
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