Naomi Broady

Naomi Broady
Country  Great Britain
Residence Stockport, Greater Manchester
Born 28 February 1990 (1990-02-28) (age 21)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Turned pro 28 February 2008
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money US$111,720
Career record 159–113
Career titles 0 WTA (4 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 194 (21 November 2011)
Current ranking No. 194 (21 November 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
US Open Q3 (2011)
Career record 70–48
Career titles 0 WTA (7 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 265 (21 November 2011)
Current ranking No. 265 (21 November 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open
Last updated on: 21 November 2011.

Naomi Broady is an English tennis player who is coached by Suzi Riley. She began playing tennis at the age of 7 and was the 2007 British under 18 girls' champion.[2] She is currently the British no. 5 with a career-high world ranking of no. 194 (as of 21 November 2011). So far in her career she has won four ITF titles in singles and seven in doubles. Her favourite surfaces are hard and grass because they "favour her big serve and powerful range of groundstrokes".[2]



Naomi is a sister of the tennis player Liam Broady and has a sister and another brother.[3] She attended Priestnall School.[4]


Junior (2004–2008)

Broady competed on the junior ITF circuit from January 2004 until June 2008. She won one singles title in April 2006 at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament and lost in the quarterfinals of four others, one of which was the 2008 Wimbledon girls' tournament where she was beaten by Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 7–6(6) 3–6 4–6. She had a singles win-loss record of 21–13.[5]

In junior doubles, Broady never won a title but reached the semifinals in one tournament and the quarterfinals in four others. In 2007, she and Tara Moore teamed up to compete in Wimbledon doubles, reaching the second round and Naomi reached the same stage of Wimbledon doubles one year later partnering Jade Windley. Her final doubles win-loss record was 11–15 and her career-high combined ranking was world no.251 (achieved 7 July 2008).[5]


Broady began playing on the adult ITF circuit in January 2005 but was unable to qualify for any of the five tournaments she entered and as a result, she finished the year without a WTA world ranking.[6]

She continued playing on the ITF circuit in 2006 but did not pass round two of any tournament until November when she reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 event in Sunderland and she lost to Martina Pavelec. Her first ever year-end ranking was world no. 1464.[6]

She was again unable to progress past the second round of any tournament until August of 2007 when she reached the quarterfinals of a $10,000 ITF event in Cumberland, West Hampstead, London, where Anna Smith beat her in three sets. She reached the semifinals of her final tournament of 2007, the Sunderland $10,000 ITF tournament, before losing to Australian, Christina Wheeler, 6–7(4) 5–7. Her 2007 year-end worldwide ranking was world no. 713.[6]

Bebo controversy

In September 2007, Broady and fellow British competitor, David Rice, were both suspended by the LTA for "unprofessional behaviour" and "lack of discipline" due to pictures posted on the social networking website Bebo. The pictures and various comments were deemed to be supportive of a lifestyle of drinking and partying and as such, both players had resources such as funding and coaching withdrawn. Their pages on Bebo were later locked.[7]


A more promising start to 2008 saw Broady reach the semifinals of her first $10,000 ITF event of the year in Sunderland. She was beaten by Johanna Larsson, 4–6 2–6. In February she reached the quarterfinals of Portimão $10,000 before losing, 4–6 0–6, to Nina Bratchikova from Russia. She made her debut on the WTA tour in June at the tier III, DFS Classic qualifying tournament. She beat Andreja Klepač in the opening round before losing a hard-fought contest with Margit Rüütel in the second round, 4–6 7–6(5) 2–6. Her next tournament was another first for Broady: her first Grand Slam appearance in the qualifying draw of Wimbledon. She was beaten by Rika Fujiwara in the opening round. Following this she spent the rest of the season on the ITF circuit and reached three more quarterfinals, in Felixstowe ($25,000), Cumberland in London ($10,000) and Traralgon ($25,000). Her end-of-year ranking was world no. 444.[6]


Broady reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF event in Glasgow in January. She won her first adult title later that month in Grenoble, France. She was unseeded in this event but beat the no. 5 seed, Varvara Galanina, in the quarterfinals and the no. 1 seed, Youlia Fedossova, in the final. She did not drop a set throughout the tournament.[8] In March she reached the quarterfinals of another ITF tournament; this one in Bath. Her performance in this event moved her into the top 400 for the first time in her career. In June, she qualified for her first WTA Main Draw, at the AEGON Classic in Birmingham. She held a match point against Alla Kudryavtseva before going down during a rain delayed match which was held over 2 days. She was defeated 7–5 4–6 6–4 at the AEGON International in Eastbourne by Katie O'Brien and in the 2nd round of Wimbledon Qualifying. She got injured and didn't play again until a $25,000 event in Mexico. She won the tournament to cap off the best week in her career. The week after she won a $10,000 event in Cuba.

WTA tour and ITF circuit finals

Singles: 9 (4–5)

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Premier (0–0)
WTA International (0–0)
ITF Circuit (4–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 02009-01-27 27 January 2009 $10,000 Grenoble, France (1) Hard (i) France Fedossova, YuliaYulia Fedossova 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 02009-05-05 5 May 2009 $10,000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay Hungary Babos, TimeaTimea Babos 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(8–10)
Winner 02009-11-24 24 November 2009 $25,000 Puebla, Mexico Hard Croatia Tomljanovic, AjlaAjla Tomljanovic 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 02009-12-01 1 December 2009 $10,000 La Habana, Cuba Hard Russia Koroleva, YanaYana Koroleva 6–2, 6–0
Winner 02009-12-08 8 December 2009 $10,000 La Habana, Cuba Hard Italy Confalonieri, ValentineValentine Confalonieri 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 02010-09-07 7 September 2010 $10,000 Madrid, Spain Hard Russia Sirotkina, MartaMarta Sirotkina 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 02011-01-12 12 January 2011 $10,000 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Croatia Tinjic, JasminaJasmina Tinjic 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 02011-01-25 25 January 2011 $25,000 Grenoble, France (2) Hard (i) Poland Domachowska, MartaMarta Domachowska 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 02011-05-16 16 May 2011 $25,000 Izmir, Turkey Hard Romania Buzarnescu, MihaelaMihaela Buzarnescu 5–7, 4–6

Doubles: 9 (7–2)

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Premier (0–0)
WTA International (0–0)
ITF Circuit (7–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 02007-11-07 7 November 2007 $10,000 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) Poland Sanduska, PatrycjaPatrycja Sanduska Netherlands Harmsen, DanielleDanielle Harmsen
Netherlands Renée Reinhard
0–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Winner 02008-04-15 15 April 2008 $10,000 Bol, Croatia Clay Switzerland Sadiković, AmraAmra Sadiković Slovenia Tina Obrez
Slovenia Anja Prislan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 02009-05-06 6 May 2009 $10,000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas Norway Helene Auensen
Belarus Volha Duko
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 02010-05-31 31 May 2010 $50,000 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom O'Brien, KatieKatie O'Brien United Kingdom Borwell, SarahSarah Borwell
United States Kops-Jones, RaquelRaquel Kops-Jones
3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 02010-09-07 7 September 2010 $10,000 Madrid, Spain Hard United Kingdom Webley-Smith, EmilyEmily Webley-Smith United Kingdom Jennifer Ren
Russia Marta Sirotkina
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 02011-04-25 25 April 2011 $25,000 Karshi, Uzbekistan Hard Australia Holland, IsabellaIsabella Holland Ukraine Arefyeva, TetyanaTetyana Arefyeva
Russia Eugenia Pashkova
7–6(7–1), 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 02011-05-17 17 May 2011 $25,000 Izmir, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Whybourn, LisaLisa Whybourn Romania Buzărnescu, MihaelaMihaela Buzărnescu
Croatia Tereza Mrdeza
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–7]
Winner 02011-11-12 12 November 2011 $25,000 Opole, Poland Carpet (i) France Mladenovic, KristinaKristina Mladenovic Poland Kania, PaulaPaula Kania
Poland Linette, MagdaMagda Linette
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 02011-11-19 19 November 2011 $25,000 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) France Mladenovic, KristinaKristina Mladenovic Czech Republic Plíšková, KarolínaKarolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Plíšková, KristýnaKristýna Plíšková
5–7, 6–4, [10–2]

Grand Slam performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 W–L
Australian Open A A A A 0–0
French Open A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 0–1
US Open A A A 0–0
  • "–" stands for any tournament the player did not participate in.
  • "Q" followed by a number 1–3 denotes which round of the qualifying tournament was reached.
  • The career record is only for the player's main draw participation.


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