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Francesca Schiavone© WTA
  • Nationality: ITA ()
  • Birthdate: June 23, 1980
  • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
  • Residence: Milan, Italy
  • Turned Pro: Pro (1998)
  • Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
  • Coach:
  • 2013 Final Ranking: 39
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Currently without a coach ... Father is Francesco (retired); mother is Luiscita (was a doctor, now stays home to take care of family); older brother is Gabriel ... Read Full Bio

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Serena Survives Scare, Woznacki Upset; Sharapova v Stosur Friday At French Open
possible. There's no question I have to come up with my A game." Two former French Open champions met in the match of day as Francesca Schiavone saved a match point to deny Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(11), 7-5, 10-8 in 3:49, the third longest women's match in French Open history. "I d...
2015-05-28

French Open Women's Preview: Serena Williams Tough Draw Could Mean No Final
Quarter Top 4 Seeds: (4) Petra Kvitova, (6) Genie Bouchard, (12) Karolina Pliskova, (16) Madison Keys Floaters: Francesca Schiavone Notes: (16) Keys comes in with an elbow injury, facing fellow America Varvara Lepchenko...A no-floater quarter practically and the lightes...
2015-05-22

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg
Keys vs. fellow American McHale, and the flagging (3) Stosur vs. the comer Puig...Wildcards went to Jankovic, Virginie Razzano, Francesca Schiavone and Stosur...Notable pulls from the tournament were Julia Goerges, Daniela Hantuchova, Kaia Kanepi, and Peng Shuai...Puig is the defending ...
2015-05-18

Blockbuster WTA Rome Field to Answer Pre-French Questions?
Timea Bacsinszky, Sloane Stephens, Sabine Lisicki, Belinda Bencic, Alize Cornet, Victoria Azarenka, Zarina Diyas, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Garbine Muguruza Notes: The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes, with potential tough starts for (1) Serena vs....
2015-05-10

Pliskova Tops in Singles and Doubles at Prague; Marrakech; WTA Previews
Rita Atik and Russia's Darya Kasatkina (who starts against Muguruza)...Seven players including former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone pulled from the event...In last year's final Spaniard Maria Teresa Torro Flor beat Switzerland's Romina Oprandi...No former champions in th...
2015-04-26

Preview: Schiavone, 2-time Champ D-Lino at WTA Bogota
OPEN COLSANITAS Bogota, Colombia; Surface: clay Seeds: Elina Svitolina, Monica Puig, Ajla Tomljanovic, Francesca Schiavone, Yaroslava Shvedova, Shelby Rogers, Timea Babos, Irini Falconi Floaters: Sorana Cirstea, Lourdes Dominguez Lino Notes: Not a lot of stars with ...
2015-04-11

Maria Sharapova Interview - US Open, Sept 6
is pretty much over. You go back to improve yourself. You're not really worried about the rest of it. Q. Do you think Francesca Schiavone has any chances against Venus? MARIA SHARAPOVA: She's a Grand Slam champion. She certainly has the experience. Looks like she's playing re...
2010-09-06

Venus Williams Interview - US Open, Sept 5
What am I supposed to think? Q. What are your thoughts on your next opponent and the keys to that match? VENUS WILLIAMS: Who do I play? Schiavone? Yeah, we've had some tough matches. I've had some matches where I've been down a set and couple of breaks and was still able to win. She'...
2010-09-05

More...
Djokovic Wins, Faces Gasquet; Schiavone v Jankovic Sunday at French Open
Schiavone, Murray Thrill with Fight-Backs at French Open; Nadal Wednesday; X-Notes
Sam Stosur v. Francesca Schiavone French Open Final Preview
Schiavone, Li Reach French Final; Bryans Upset in Doubles
Tennis-X Blog: Roddick, Schiavone Sliding Along on Grass Wednesday; Thursday Previews
Wozniacki Beats Schiavone, Secures WTA No. 1; Isner v. Monfils in France Friday


Recent fan comments for Francesca Schiavone:


Terry Denton
Says:

You are my favorite all time tennis player!!!
Hope one day to see you play on court..

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 15:52 ET



gary
Says:

francesca is the greatest

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 18:32 ET



William Merrill
Says:

Brava Frankie;

It wounds me for you to lose. Although I don't prefer your vocalizations on court, I understand it's your way of firming-up your core. You miss the boat by not knowing to completely fill your lungs before squeezing and emitting a sound. Anything less than completely full lungs will result in a weak expression of power. Contact me by email and I will send you a copy of my short book "The Mechanism" (John Edwin Snyder III).
It will greatly improve your life.


Posted on August 8, 2012 at 19:30 ET



albrecht ritje
Says:

hoy, dear francesca, we will watching the final game

tommorrow and we all wisch that the best may win.

ofcourse we prefurm that you may win the(exating)

game? we shall following your match, from belgium.

all the best and a strong faith for your game.

greetings from carla and ritje and the 2 sons.


ps. we shall burn e candlelight for you. x

when you are as we wish tommorrow the champion

would you, please send us a message?

indeed you will, than we will be very

greatfull to you. good luck.

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 13:36 ET



Edwin Derde
Says:

Dear Fransesca,
thank you for the wounderfull tennis, yesterday. The game you played against our Justine is one of the most exiting games I've ever seen.During the game you made me think to a very special moment from my musiccarreer. In 1997 a had the opportunity to preform a concert in the arena in Amsterdam with Luciano Pavarotti. It was a concert for the Queen. One of the aria's wich he dedicated to her was 'donna non vidi mai' witch he translated as: "I've never seen such a beautifull woman like that" That's what you made me think of. Thanks again for the great tennis you're playing. That the best may win! Kind regards
Edwin Derde, Antwerp
edwin.derde@pandora.be

Posted on February 9, 2008 at 02:55 ET



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