Flavia Pennetta is a retired Italian professional tennis player and Grand Slam champion in both singles and doubles. She became Italy's first top-ten female singles player on 17 August 2009 and the first Italian to be ranked world No. 1 in doubles on 28 February 2011. She became a Grand Slam singles champion, winning the US Open in 2015 by defeating her childhood friend Roberta Vinci in the first all-Italian Grand Slam final.
|Born:||Feb 25, 1982, Brindisi, Italy|
|Turned pro:||25 February 2000|
|Retired:||29 October 2015|
|Plays:||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record:||582–365 (%)|
|Career titles:||11 WTA, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||No. 6 (28 September 2015)|
|Australian Open:||QF (2014)|
|French Open:||4R (2008, 2010, 2015)|
|Wimbledon:||4R (2005, 2006, 2013)|
|US Open:||W (2015)|
|Tour Finals:||RR (2015)|
|Olympic Games:||3R (2012)|
|Career record:||393–243 (%)|
|Career titles:||17 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||No. 1 (28 February 2011)|
|Australian Open:||W (2011)|
|French Open:||QF (2010, 2015)|
|Wimbledon:||SF (2010, 2012)|
|US Open:||F (2005, 2014)|
|Tour Finals:||W (2010)|
|Olympic Games:||QF (2008)|
|Fed Cup:||W (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013), Record 25–5|
|Twitter:||Flavia Pennetta's Twitter profile|
About Flavia Pennetta
First Italian professional tennis player to be ranked as a top 10 female singles player.
She won the French Open when she was 17 years old.
She became the first Italian tennis player to reach a No. 1 ranking in Doubles.
She was born in Brindisi, Italy, to parents Oronzo and Concetta Pennetta.
She once dated retired Spanish tennis player Carlos Moya.
Information related to Flavia Pennetta
- Italy Fed Cup team - The Italy Fed Cup team represents Italy in international women's tennis and is directed by the Federazione Italiana Tennis. The team played in the first ever tournament in 1963, and is one of four teams that has taken part in every single edition since.
- Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Italy competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, China.
- Knights of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
- Olympic tennis players of Italy
- Italian expatriate sportspeople in Switzerland
- Italian female tennis players
- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in women's singles
- Tennis players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in girls' doubles
- Tennis players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Australian Open (tennis) champions
- French Open junior champions
- US Open (tennis) champions
- Grand Slam (tennis) champions in women's doubles
- Hopman Cup competitors