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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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  • Fed Cup Playoffs: Former Powerhouse Russia Out of World Group I, as is 4-time Champ Italy
  • drops to zonal play for the first time in 19 years. SPAIN d. ITALY 4-0 Italy's top squad of former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone, No. 8-ranked Roberta Vinci and French Open finalist Sara Errani were no match for Spain's home red clay, No. 4-ranked Garbine Muguruza and...
  • 2016-04-17
  • Tennis Will Be Played Wednesday! Del Potro, Zverev, Bouchard On Court As Miami Begins
  • joined by Americans Christina Mchale and Cici Bellis on Stadium court plus on the outer courts you'll find Dominika Cibulkova, Francesca Schiavone and Caroline Garcia. Top seed Serena Williams returns Thursday afternoon. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will play Saturday afternoon, the...
  • 2016-03-23
  • Italians Vinci, Errani Head WTA Events in Malaysia, Mexico This Week
  • that has plunged to No. 22...Wildcards went to Mexico's Victoria Rodriguez and Marcela Zacarias, and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone...Pulling from the event were former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Americans Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe, Italian Karin Knapp and Brit Laur...
  • 2016-02-27
  • Cuevas Follows Nadal Upset to Rio Title; Querrey, Schiavone Win; X-Notes
  • Top 50. "Now, I have to get used to being in the Top 50 for the first time. It's big, but I need to continue to focus and work hard." Schiavone Breaks 3-Year Title Drought at Rio Open Francesca Schiavone was expected to fade into the sunset after her surprising 2010 French Open t...
  • 2016-02-22
  • Rafa Goes to Rio; Women's Field Horrendous: Previews
  • Larsson, Danka Kovinic, Christina McHale, Polona Hercog, Lara Arruabarrena, Tatjana Maria, Andreea Mitu Women's Floaters: Francesca Schiavone Women's Notes: Ugly field with no Top 40 players...(7) Maria starts against the former French Open champ Schiavone...Wildcards went to R...
  • 2016-02-14
  • Fed Cup Capsules: Halep Skips Surgery To Compete, Bouchard And Radwanska Skip Out
  • Caroline Garcia stunned Italy in last year's opening round, and the same cast will go again Italians Sara Errani, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone and Martina Caregaro on hardcourt. Netherlands at Russia The Russians will be overwhelming favorites with former world No. 1 Maria Shar...
  • 2016-01-31
  • 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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