According to fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze, longtime WTA Tour player Nadia Petrova is a mom, having just given birth to a baby girl.
No further details seem to be available yet.
Petrova, now 36, was a talented, technically sound all-round player who reached No. 3 in singles and No. 3 in doubles during a really strong era.
But she was dealt a double blow in recent years.
The first was the unexpected death of her mother in Dec. 2013. The second was injuries; Petrova had more than her fair share.
Her last match was in Charleston in 2014. She officially retired in Jan. 2017.