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Francesca Schiavone© WTA
  • Nationality: ITA ()
  • Birthdate: June 23, 1980
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
  • Residence: Milan, Italy
  • Turned Pro: Pro (1998)
  • Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
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  • Azarenka, Kuzy, Stosur Unseeded Floaters Vying for WTA Mallorca Open Title
  • went to Spain's Lara Arruabarrena, the Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk, Kuznetsova and former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone... Pulling out of the tournament was Monica Niculescu, Aggie Radwanska and Zhang Shuai... Sevastova beat Julia Goerges in last year's...
  • 2018-06-17
  • Dimitrov, Zverev, Ostapenko And Venus Open Play Sunday At French Open
  • a star-studded line-up including two former French Open champions, Jelena Ostapenko who opens her title defense and qualifier Francesca Schiavone. For the women, former runner-up Venus Williams plays her 21st French Open and four seed and tournament favorite Elina Svitolina embarks...
  • 2018-05-27
  • French Open Women's Preview: This is Where the Action Is
  • Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka trying to return to Grand Slam prominence? Check. Former champion Francesca Schiavone qualifying? Check. Let's take a closer look: TOP QUARTER Top 4 Seeds: (1) Simona Halep, (7) Caroline Garcia, (12) Angie Kerber, (1...
  • 2018-05-26
  • Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview
  • and (2) Wozniacki vs. (WC) Stosur... Wildcards were awarded to Stosur and Italians Sara Errani, Camilla Rosatello, Francesca Schiavone, and Roberta Vinci... Withdrawing from the field were Alize Cornet, Julia Goerges, Elise Mertens and Serena Williams... Svitolina is ...
  • 2018-05-12
  • Mertens, Cibulkova Headline WTA Rabat; Preview
  • Meryem, the sister of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and is the only WTA event in Africa... Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Francesca Schiavone in last year's final... Bacsinszky (2016) is the lone former champion in the field.   ...
  • 2018-04-28
  • WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota
  • the field would have made up the majority of the seeds: Eugenie Bouchard, Sara Errani, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Daria Kasatkina, Francesca Schiavone, and Sachia Vickery... Schiavone beat Arruabarrena for last year's title... Former champions in the field are Irini Falconi (2016), A...
  • 2018-04-08
  • 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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