BiographyAlthough born in Moscow in Russia, she moves with her parents with Lyon and obtains French nationality. She has two sisters, Olga and Oxana. She attends during six years the courts of the school of tennis of Nick Bollettieri in Bradenton, in Florida and usually speaks English.
Its family name in Russian language would have in all logic being " Golovina" (Головина, of Golovin , followed has female), but as a French citizen, it bears the same name as her father (itself of French ascent): Головин. The Russian sources are shared between these two options, but it second seems to prevail. Itself written its name " Golovin" , although the traditional French transliteration would have given " Golovine" and in spite of the difference in pronunciation that can cause for a French speaker. Thus, its name has a consonance, an orthography and a pronunciation closer to the French names than of the Russian names.
Whatever the way in which its name appears, it is however carrying a heritage and French roots, whose Tatiana is proud.
It gained Roland Garros in mixed double with Richard Gasquet in 2004. Tatiana is a player rather appreciated by the other tennis players and the public from his kindness and its incredible direction of humor. It is also a very cordial person not hesitating, for example to give the north wind with the journalists coming to make him pass an interview. It maintains good relationships with the majority of the players like Svetlana Kuznetsova, Justine Henin or Maria Sharapova which it met with the Bolletieri academy. It maintains also overall good relationships with its compatriots Amélie Mauresmo, Nathalie Dechy or Mary Pierce but does not get along very well with Marion Bartoli, another French hope having had by interposed media, a small dispute about the Fed Cup and the reserves of Bartoli. At all events, Tatiana is a player very appraisal by the French public so much it likes to represent France at the time of the official competitions. Indeed, it always tries to answer present at the time of the Fed Cup or the Hopman Cup.
Description of its play
Tatiana has a play enough developed on the female circuit. The young Frenchwoman has a very good striking of ball. She has an excellent right blow indeed that the newspaper the Team qualifies better right blow of the world. Thanks to him, Tatiana can put any adversary in difficulty so much its right blow is precise and powerful. The young Frenchwoman has also a very good service which enables him to be able to put the player opposite directly in difficulty for then striking an enormous right blow. Tatiana has also the ability being able well to move on the court what enables him to be able to hold in the rallys of the bottom of short. The mental one of Tatiana is also one of its qualities since this parameter was so much lacking with the whole to him beginning of its career because Tatiana cracked when it arrived at the final stages in tournament (finales or semi-finals). Tatiana manages from now on to manage the pressure at the time of the great events what makes it still stronger and more frightening. Nevertheless the weaknesses of Tatiana are made feel on its reverse which, certainly is very effective but not as much as its right blow what would enable him to have a more general-purpose play. The play with the net is not either one of the phases of play preferred of Tatiana even if it tries to develop this aspect of its play. Its right blow is also a defect so much in a bad day, it can be worth much points to him.
2004: year of revelationThe year 2004 saw hatching new a star of world tennis: Tatiana Golovin. At only 16 years, the young Frenchwoman arrives in eighth of finale of the Open of Australia. For that, it benefits from the abandonment of Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian whereas Tatiana carried out 6/0,4/1. Then with the second round, it eliminates the Israeli Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi in two sets 6/2,6/3 and there finally, with the third turn, it beats to it Russian Lina Krasnoroutskaya still in two sets 6/2,7/6. It is thus qualified for the first time of its career in eighth of finale where it is curtly beaten by American the LISA Raymond 6/2,6/0. This defeat is however not negative for Tatiana since it shows the way to him which it has still to traverse to hope to go further in a Large Slam.
Two weeks later, Tatiana will play Open Gaz de France of Paris where it will go until in semi-finals while beating in the passing Elena Dementieva in quarters 6/4,6/4 where Daniela Hantuchová but there, it was by fixed price. In semi-final, the young Frenchwoman is eliminated by her compatriot Mary Pierce in two dry sets 6/4,6/0. The Russian Frenchwoman of origin will begin again with Indian Wells where it will be eliminated prematurely with the second round by Paola Suarez in three sets 1/6,7/5,6/2. The following week, at the time of the tournament of Miami, " Tati" will reach the eighth of finale where it will be beaten by Greek the Eleni Daniilidou in two sets 7/6,6/1. Its season on beaten ground is not very profitable. It is eliminated with the first turn of the tournament of Berlin once again by Eleni Daniilidou 7/5,3/6,6/3. In Rome, it is beaten by Paola Suarez 6/2,7/5 with the second turn and finally with Roland Garros, Tatiana is beaten of entry by Klára Zakopalová in two tight sets 7/6,7/6. Nevertheless, Tatiana gains the tournament of Roland Garros in mixed double associated with Richard Gasquet by beating the pair Cara Black and Wayne Black, both Zimbabweans in two sets 6/3,6/4.
Its season on grass will be more convincing. Indeed, it arrives for the first time finally of a tournament to Birmingham where it will be stopped finally by Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets 4/6,6/2,6/1. At Wimbledon, it thus arrives with much confidence. The young Frenchwoman, for her first participation, reached the eighth of finale by beating Francesca Schiavone in particular in the second round whereas this one is a member of signal 20. It beats it 6/1,6/0. The two others turns were rather tight vis-a-vis Alina Jidkova with the first turn (6/4,7/6), and Emmanuelle Gagliardi with the third turn (6/3,2/6,6/3. The Frenchwoman will be made eliminate in eighth by Serena Williams in two dry sets 6/2,6/1.
After this defeat, " Tati" will take a few weeks of rest but will return to the tournament of Montreal. It will go until in quarterfinals of this tournament beaten by Vera Zvonareva at this stage in two sets 6/3,6/1. With the tournament of New Haven, the Frenchwoman will be done eliminated with the second round by American the Jennifer Capriati 6/3,6/2. The Frenchwoman thus arrives at the US Open with like conviction outward journey further that the eighth from finale. The Frenchwoman flies over her two first towers vis-a-vis allemande Anca Barna 6/2,6/4 with the first turn and vis-a-vis the Japanese woman Akiko Morigami 6/4,6/4 with the second. With the third turn, Tatiana must face American the Serena Williams which had eliminated it with Wimbledon. This match will be tighter but the Frenchwoman will be finally made beat by American in two sets, 7/5,6/4.
Tatiana then goes to the tournament of Tokyo after having taken one month of rest. She is eliminated as of its first match vis-a-vis the young Czech wonder Nicole Vaidišová in three sets 6/4,3/6,6/4. In Zurich, it is also eliminated as of its first match by another hope from world tennis, Serb the Anna Ivanović after a match very disputed 7/5,6/7,7/6. She will finish her individual season with the tournament of Luxembourg where she will reach the quarterfinals. She will be beaten by Alicia Molik in three sets 3/6,6/4,6/4.
The Frenchwoman is then selected for the first time in Fed Cup associated with Nathalie Dechy, Emilie Loit and Marion Bartoli. Tatiana will contribute largely to the victory of France vis-a-vis in Spain (5-0) by gaining its two matches vis-a-vis Anabel Medina Garrigues (6/3,6/3) and vis-a-vis Marta Marrero (6/3,6/4). At the time of the finale of the Fed Cup, the Frenchwoman will be an important component of the team of France of Fed Cup to fight Russia carried out by Anastasia Myskina, prize winner with Roland Garros and Svetlana Kuznetsova, prize winner with the US Open. The native one of Moscow lost its first match vis-a-vis Anastasia Myskina even if it will have fought until the end. She loses in two sets 6/4,7/6. Nevertheless, Tatiana beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in two sets 6/4,6/1. In spite of that, Russia gained the Fed Cup this year there at the time of the decisive double.
With the end of the year, Tatiana occupies the 27e world place but did not still gain any tournament into simple. This season was synonymous with revelation for it but hardest arrives for it: to confirm the hopes placed in it.
2005Tatiana tackles the year 2005 with full with hopes. But, the Frenchwoman leaves a shingles. The young Frenchwoman begins the year with the tournament of Gold Coast. It reached the semi-finals there where it will be beaten by Patty Schnyder in three sets 3/6,6/4,6/3. The following week, it is eliminated with the second round by Australian the Samantha Stosur there still in three sets 6/2,4/6,6/2. The Frenchwoman arrives then at the Open of Australia while hoping to republish her performance of the last year i.e. a eighth of finale. But, after a first rather tight turn gained in two sets 6/3,7/5 vis-a-vis Ľudmila Cervanová, the Frenchwoman is made surprise with the second round vis-a-vis Abigail Spears since it is eliminated in two sets 7/5,6/1.
The Frenchwoman arrives then at Paris to play the Open Gaz de France there, tournament where it had arrived in semi-finals. Tatiana will republish the exploit of 2004, that to reach the semi-finals where it will be beaten by Russian Dinara Safina at the end of a superb match of three sets 6/1,4/6,7/6. In Antwerp, the following week, the pretty blonde will take her revenge on Dinara Safina with the first turn which it beats in three sets 6/4,6/7,6/3. With the second round, the young Frenchwoman will be eliminated by Anastasia Myskina in three sets 6/3,6/7,6/4. The Frenchwoman will engage then with the two tournaments of March i.e. Indian Wells and Miami. At the time of these two tournaments, it will be eliminated in eighth from finale consequently adversary: Elena Dementieva . (2/6,6/4,6/4 in Indian Wells and 3/6,6/2,6/1 in Miami).
The Frenchwoman will take one week of rest to then go to attack the tournament of Charleston. This tournament will be very profitable since it will garner victories over Venus Williams with the third turn (7/5,6/4) and over Nadia Petrova in quarters (7/5,6/3). " Tati" will be made beat in semi-finals by Justine Henin-Hardenne (7/6,7/5) whereas this one returns from wound. Put besides that, its season on beaten ground will not be very profitable with an elimination with the first turn of Rome by Anna Ivanović 6/3,6/4 and Shuai Peng in Strasbourg 6/4,3/6,7/5. The young Frenchwoman arrived then at Roland Garros. Tati will easily pass the two first turns vis-a-vis Lilia Osterloh to the first turn 6/0,6/2 and vis-a-vis Antonella Serra Zanetti with second 6/0,6/1. With the third turn, it falls vis-a-vis Elena Bovina in two sets 6/3,7/5.
Then begin the season on grass for Tatiana with a semi-final in Birmingham where it will be beaten by Maria Sharapova 7/5,6/1. With Wimbledon on the other hand, Tatiana will carry out a against-performance since it will be eliminated as of the first turn by Ukrainian the Alyona Bondarenko 6/3,3/6,7/5.
The American season will not be very profitable because it will not exceed two turns in the tournaments of preparation in San Diego (beaten with the first turn by Anna Chakvetadze 6/4,6/4), in Toronto (beaten with the second round by Gisela Dulko 2/6,6/0,6/1) and in New Haven (beaten by Květa Peschke with the first turn 6/3,6/4). She thus arrives at, the US Open without much of reference mark. That feels as of its first matches vis-a-vis Virginia Ruano Pascual with the first turn 6/3,2/6,7/6 and vis-a-vis Anna Smashnova with second 6/4,7/6. Tatiana will be beaten with the third turn by its compatriot Nathalie Dechy in three sets 7/5,2/6,6/2.
Tatiana will take again the competition in Beijing where it is eliminated as of the first turn by Shinobu Asagoe 6/3,6/4. In Seoul, its result will be more convincing since it will go until in semi-final beaten of little by Jelena Janković in 3 sets 6/4,5/7,6/4. To Tokyo, the Frenchwoman passed very close to a first title but the fate is baited and it must give up finally vis-a-vis Nicole Vaidišová to 7/6,3/2 for Czech. In Zurich, Tatiana is eliminated with the first turn by Anna Ivanović in three sets 6/4,5/7,7/5. In Linz, the Frenchwoman will finish her season by a second round beaten once again by Anna Ivanović 7/5,6/3.
Tatiana thus finishes a season in half-tone without glané title. The Frenchwoman thus hopes for a season 2006 more profitable than that of 2005.
Tatiana begins its season 2006 with a quarterfinal in Gold Coast where it is beaten by Italian the Flavia Pennetta 6/2,5/7,6/1. It will be eliminated with the first turn with the Open of Australia by Mara Santangelo in three sets 6/4,4/6,6/4.
In Tokyo, the Frenchwoman will be eliminated once again as of the first turn by her compatriot Marion Bartoli in a very dry way 6/3,6/0. With the Open Gaz de France, the Frenchwoman will make display of her play while going until in semi-final beating Nadia Petrova in quarters 3/6,7/6,6/3 and resisting in very good manners before sinking vis-a-vis Amélie Mauresmo 6/7,7/5,6/2. The following week in Antwerp, young the 18 year old Frenchwoman will not déméritera while going to the second round but by offering a superb resistance vis-a-vis Kim Clijsters. She will be finally beaten 4/6,7/6,7/5.
Making the dead end over the season in the Middle East, " Tati" fly away for Indian Wells where it is eliminated with the third turn by Gisela Dulko in three sets 1/6,7/5,7/6. The following week, the young Frenchwoman will impress the world while qualifying herself for the semi-finals of this tournament. The fate is baited once again on it because it will have to give up its semi-final vis-a-vis Maria Sharapova after being twisted violently ankle whereas it was carried out 6/3,6/7,4/3.La French was making a success of an extraordinary increase since it was carried out 6-3 5-1, it saved 4 match points before gaining the second set. Right before twisting ankle, it had just obtained a ball of station-wagon to return has 4-4 in the last sleeve. It is in tears that it will leave the court, under the ovation of the public and the applause of his adversary.
This distorsion will compromise the continuation of its season but it will begin again with Roland Garros making dead end on the Fed Cup that it particularly affectionate. Its resumption with Roland Garros will be done very with difficulty since it will be eliminated as of the first turn by Jie Zheng in two sets 6/3,7/6.
Making the dead end on the tournaments of preparation of Wimbledon, the Frenchwoman will not do better than a second round with Wimbledon, eliminated by Nicole Pratt 2/6,6/4,6/4. She is then selected to play the stoppings of the Fed Cup vis-a-vis the Tchèque.Tatiana Republic loses accuracy its first match 6-1 3-6 11-9 face has Nicole Vaidisova but gains her second face has 6-1.Associée Lucie Safarova 6-2 has Severine Brémond, Tatiana gains the decisive double 6-4 7-6 to make it possible France to be maintained in the world group of the Fed Cup
Tatiana will then play the tournaments of preparation of the US Open. It is beaten with the first turn has Cincinnati by Vera Zvonareva 6/3,6/0.Elle makes a success of then a beautiful course with the tournament of Stanford while going until in semi-final where it is eliminated by the Swiss woman Patty Schnyder 7/6,6/1. Â San Diego and in Montreal, Tatiana left as of the first turn (by Amy Frazier 6/3,7/6 in San Diego and Anna Ivanović 6/4,6/2 in Montreal). In New Haven, the Frenchwoman is beaten with the second round by Svetlana Kuznetsova 6/0,2/6,6/4.
Tatiana arrives at New York to dispute the US Open whereas it is in full doubt about its capacity with playing well. It will quickly be reassured since it will easily pass the two first turns 6/3,7/5 vis-a-vis Ashley Harkleroad to the first turn and 6/4,6/3 vis-a-vis Agnieszka Radwanska. With the third turn, vis-a-vis Nadia Petrova, Tatiana proves that its level returned while beating the Russian in three sets 7/5,6/7,6/3. The Frenchwoman will exceed the eighth of finale by beating Anna Chakvetadze 6/3,6/2 to qualify itself for the first time of her career for the quarterfinals of a tournament of the Large Slam. She will not go further, not beaten by Maria Sharapova, future winner of the tournament, in two very tight sets 7/6, 7/6.
In Luxembourg, the Frenchwoman will be beaten as of the first turn by Daniela Hantuchova 7/6,6/3. The following week, in Stuttgart, Tatiana reaches the 3rd final of its career where it inclines face has Nadia Petrova 6/3,7/6.En half final it beats N°9 world Patty Schnyder 6-1 5-7 7-5.Sa season will finish in a brutal way with a new ankle sprain with the second round of the tournament of Zurich vis-a-vis Maria Kirilenko, " Tati" carried out 4/2 in the first sleeve. With the first tower it had succeeds in the performance to beat Nicole Vaidisova 6-2 6-0.
2007Tatiana takes part for the 1st time in the Hopman Cup, tournament exhibition by mixed teams with Perth to prepare with the Open of Australia. For that, our young player makes team with Jerome Haehnel to represent France. She finds herself in a frightening group made up of the Australian, American and Russian teams. France overrides the United States 2-1 grace in particular to the victory of " Tati" on Ashley Harkleroad 6/3,4/6,6/2. Tatiana continues its hunting for the victories by beating Alicia Molik 7/5,6/2 to allocate the victory over the Australian team. But, Tatiana will curtly be made beat by Nadia Petrova 7/6,6/0 into simple. In double, associated with Jerome Haehnel it will be also made beat by the pair of Nadia Petrova and Dmitry Tursunov 6/4,6/2. That will eliminate the France group from the competition but will have been a good setting in legs for Tatiana before tackling its season seriously. Tatiana takes share with the tournament of Sydney where it stops with the second round, beaten by Amélie Mauresmo in spite of a beautiful resistance (6-7 7-5 6-1). With the Open of Australia, after two first turns passed easily vis-a-vis Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi 6/3,6/1 and Zuzana Ondraskova 6/2,6/0, it loses with the third tower vis-a-vis the Israeli Shahar Peer 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in spite of to have obtained 2 match points.
Tatiana goes then to the Open Gaz de France, tournament which succeeds to him rather well since in 3 participations (2004 2005 and 2006) it reached each time the semi-finals there. But this time it is stopped in quarterfinal by Justine Henin 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 not without him to have taken a set. The Frenchwoman connects then with the tournament of Antwerp. With the second round it makes a success of there an extraordinary match vis-a-vis the Swiss woman Patty Schnyder, carried out the 7-6 3-0 Frenchwoman saves 4 match points for finally imposing 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. On this impetus, it beats the Russian Elena Likhovtseva in quarterfinal 7-6, 7-5 but cannot large thing in semi-final vis-a-vis the Belgian Kim Clijsters who beats it 6-4 6-3.
Then two tournaments of first category arrive: the Open of Indian Wells and the Open of Miami. It succeeds in reaching the quarter-of-finale of the first while being inclined vis-a-vis Austrian and revelation of the tournament Sybille Bammer (6-2, 6-3). On the other hand the result is less convincing with Miami where it will be inclined curtly vis-a-vis the Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-1, 6-3 with the third turn.
The beaten ground season starts then for Tatiana. It is with the Tournament of Amelia Island that Tatiana Golovin creates the feeling finally by beating N°7 curtly world and holding of the title Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-1. Anna Ivanovic is the only one to take a set to him (6-4 3-6 6-4 in half final) on the whole of the tournament. It is the very first title of the Frenchwoman on the circuit which moreover, enables him to pass in the 19th world place. It should be noted that in quarterfinal it offers a victory of prestige over American the Venus Williams 6-2 6-3. With Charleston, the young Frenchwoman prefers to give up in quarterfinals vis-a-vis Dinara Safina whereas it had lost the 1st set 6-3. Tatiana stated to suffer with its ankle right which has to surely awake with accumulated tiredness. She also preferred to preserve for the first tower of the Fed Cup.
In April, Golovin takes part for the first time in a meeting of Fed Cup as a player number 1, because of the operation of Amélie Mauresmo. The young Frenchwoman gains her two matches the simple one within the framework of the meeting France - Japan, by imposing 6-2 6-4 against Morigami, and 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 against Have Sugiyama. It thus offers the point of the victory to the team of France.
A new hard blow is profiled for Tatiana which sufficiently did not recover from ankle which has made it suffer with Charleston and must thus observe a period of rest before Roland Garros to spare this ankle. But, the wound is too important then Tatiana is obliged to declare fixed price for Roland Garros.
This wound the constrained one to declare fixed price for the tournament of Birmingham and Eastbourne because its ankle is still very painful. Its participation in Wimbledon is also strongly compromised. It takes part all the same in the Tournoi of Wimbledon with a difficult recovery vis-a-vis Taiwanese the Known-Wei Hsieh that it beats with finish 5/7,6/3,8/6 but it loses with the second tower vis-a-vis Austrian the Tamira Paszek (6/2 3/6 6/1).
Its summer season in the United States begins badly because it is inclined directly with the second round of the tournament of Stanford against Sania Mirza (6/4 6/1), then curtly with the third turn of the tournament of San Diego vis-a-vis the head of series number 1 of table Maria Sharapova (6/0 6/3). In Los Angeles, Tatiana must give up at the time of its match of the 1st tower vis-a-vis Tamarine Tanasugarn whereas this one had gained 1st set 7/5. With the tournament of Toronto it carries out a beautiful performance by eliminating number 4 world Svetlana Kuznetsova in quarterfinal (2/6 7/5 6/1), but butts in semi-final against number 3 world Jelena Jankovic (5/7 6/3 6/2). Finally arrives the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season when it had reached the quarterfinals last year, but that turns very quickly to the drama for " Tati" because it loses directly with the 1st tower vis-a-vis modest American the Ahsha Rolle (6/4 1/6 6/2).
It begins again with the tournament of Portoroz where it is head of series number 1, all occurs well during this week because it gains its second title WTA finally by beating Katarina Srebotnik in 3 tight sets (2/6 6/4 6/4). It connects with the tournament of Luxembourg where it very easily gains its first 2 matches but curtly inclines in quarterfinal vis-a-vis number 6 world Anna Ivanovic (6/1 6/2). Arrive the tournament of Stuttgart, finalist unhappy last year vis-a-vis Nadia Petrova, it republishes its performance by beating with the passage number 6 world Anna Chakvetadze with the second turn (7/6 6/1) then number 2 world Svetlana Kuznetsova in semi-final (6/2 6/4). Finally it measures with number 1 world Justine Hénin, it gains the first set by playing a tennis of dream then ploughed up in the 2 following sets (2/6 6/2 6/1).
With Zurich, " Tati" arrive until finally while beating to the second tower number 4 world Anna Ivanovic very easily on the score of 6/3 6/1. In quarterfinal, it profits from the abandonment of its compatriot Marion Bartoli, whereas the latter carried out 5-4 in the first set. In semi-final, it has rather easily the Italian Francesca Schiavone (6/0 6/4). Finally, it has again go with the world Belgian and number 1 Justine Henin, but as 2 weeks ago with Stuttgart, she does not manage to take the top on the Belgian who beats it on the score of 6/4 6/4. One finds Tatiana with the tournament of Linz, victim of a wound to the right knee, it gives up with the 1st tower vis-a-vis Greek the Eleni Daniilidou whereas this one carried out 6/4 0/1. This wound is synonymous with end of season for Tatiana Golovin which concentrates already over its season 2008.
In spite of a wound with ankle persistent in middle of season, this season 2007 was probably the best than Tatiana for the moment realized because it gained its first two titles with Amelia Island and Portoroz, played two finales in Stuttgart and Zurich. She also hung has her prize list several players of Signal 10, like Anna Ivanovic or Svetlana Kuznetsova which she beat 2 times this season. She also affirmed herself like one of the best French players while becoming for the 1st time leader of the France group in Fed Cup and one approaching the 1st French place dangerously. Tatiana finishes the season in Signal 15, which was one of its objectives. A beautiful performance in tournament of the Grand Slam will have missed so that this year is perfect. Considering the level which is that of Tatiana in this moment, it is extremely probable which she comes bouscouler the high world hierarchy in 2008.
Tatiana affirmed that it was going again to represent France at the time of the Hopman Cup, tournament by mixed teams to which it had already taken by in 2007. It will be this time associated with another French hope Gael Monfils.
Prize list Tatiana Golovin
Into double ladies
In mixed double
Success against the players of signal 10
Course in Large Slam
Into simpleOn the right of the result, the ultimate adversary
In doubleUnder the result, the partner; on the right, the ultimate opposing team
Cut of the Federation
Classification Race 2007
Classifications at the end of the season
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