14 Dicembre
Milano, Palazzo del ghiaccio

Flavia Pennetta

Born in 1982 in Italy, Flavia Pennetta won several junior tennis tournaments before turning pro in 2000. A key member of her country’s Fed Cup team, she became the first Italian player to crack the Top 10 in singles, as well as the first to be ranked No. 1 in doubles. At the 2015 U.S. Open, Pennetta defeated her childhood friend Roberta Vinci to become the oldest first-time Grand Slam champion.

Career highlights

SINGLES
Winner (11): 2015 – US Open; 2014 – Indian Wells; 2010 – Marbella; 2009 – Palermo, Los Angeles; 2008 – Viña del Mar, Acapulco; 2007 – Bangkok; 2005 – Bogotá, Acapulco; 2004 – Sopot.
Finalist (14): 2014 – Sofia; 2012 – Auckland, Acapulco; 2010 – Auckland, Palermo; 2009 – Acapulco; 2008 – Los Angeles, Zürich; 2007 – Acapulco; 2006 – Gold Coast, Bogotá, Acapulco; 2004 – Acapulco, Palermo.

DOUBLES
Winner (17): 2014 – Wuhan, Moscow (both w/Hingis); 2013 – Osaka (w/Mladenovic); 2011 – Australian Open(w/Dulko); 2010 – Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, Bastad, Montréal, Moscow, WTA Finals (all w/Dulko); 2009 – Hobart, Bastad (both w/Dulko), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Errani); 2008 – Estoril (w/Kirilenko); 2006 – Bogotá (w/Dulko); 2005 – Los Angeles (w/Dementieva).
Finalist (17): 2014 – Eastbourne, US Open (both w/Hingis); 2013 – Bastad (w/Dulgheru); 2012 – Auckland (w/Goerges), Barcelona (w/Schiavone); 2011 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Cibulkova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing (both w/Dulko); 2010 – Madrid, Beijing (both w/Dulko); 2009 – Bogotá, Stuttgart (both w/Dulko); 2008 – Montréal (w/Kirilenko); 2007 – Bogotá (w/Vinci), Barcelona (w/Domínguez Lino); 2006 – Berlin (w/Dementieva); 2005 – US Open (w/Dementieva).

ADDITIONAL
Italian Fed Cup Team, 2003, 2005-13, 2015; Italian Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.

 

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