Karin Knapp Bio

  • Coached by Alessandro Piccari and Francesco Piccari; practices in Anzio (near Rome)
  • Father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer; mother, Marianne, is a retired teacher; two brothers are Stefan and Michael
  • Began playing tennis when introduced by parents at age 7
  • Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand
  • Speaks German, Italian and English
  • Favorite things include good pasta, fish and meat, the movie Gladiator, pop music, skiing, watching TV, travelling
  • Admires Kim Clijsters.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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