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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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  • Serena Williams Wins, Watches Path Get Easier at French Open; Angelique Kerber Out
  • No. 21 Samantha Stosur who beat Misaki Doi in three, No. 22 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 26 Kristina Mladenovic who beat former champ Francesca Schiavone, No. 27 Ekaterina Makarova who came from a set down to defeat Varvara Lepchenko, No. 28 Andrea Petkovic, and No. 29 Darya Kasatkina who def...
  • 2016-05-24
  • Wawrinka Stretched, Murray Breaking? Djokovic, Nadal Tues At Roland Garros
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[6] Serena Williams (USA)[1] vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) Suzanne-Lenglen Court 11:00 AM Start Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)[26] Rafael Nadal (ESP)[4] vs. Sam Groth (AUS) Oceane Dodin (FRA) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[14] David Fe...
  • 2016-05-23
  • Muguruza, Seeds Stretched on Cold, Windy Day at French Open; Serena, Venus Tuesday
  • in Paris include (3) Angelique Kerber vs. Kiki Bertens, (1) Serena Williams vs. Magdalena Rybarikova, former French champ Francesca Schiavone vs. (26) Kristina Mladenovic, France's Oceane Dodin vs. (14) Ana Ivanovic, (9) Venus Williams vs. Anett Kontaveit, (15) Madison Keys vs. Cr...
  • 2016-05-23
  • Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview
  • QUARTER Top 4 Seeds: (1) Serena Williams, (5) Victoria Azarenka, (12) Carla Suarez Navarro, (14) Ana Ivanovic Floaters: Francesca Schiavone, (22) Dominika Cibulkova Notes: This is the group of death for Serena. The world No. 1 is looking at the former champ Schiavone third ro...
  • 2016-05-20
  • Venus Wins While Errani, Schiavone Fall In Rome; Serena Back On Clay Tuesday
  • winners on the day included Ana Ivanovic, Madison Keys and Ekatarina Makarova. It was a tough day for Italian women as both Francesca Schiavone and Sara Errani lost. Schiavone fell to Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-2 while Errani was bounced by qualifier Monica Puig 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. Italian Ka...
  • 2016-05-09
  • Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome
  • Azarenka, (7) Roberta Vinci, (10) Lucie Safarova, (16) Karolina Pliskova Floaters: Irina-Camelia Begu, Daria Kasatkina, Francesca Schiavone, Aliza Cornet Notes: Is Azarenka even healthy? That is the question. This section is stocked with dangerous floaters, including a former...
  • 2016-05-08
  • 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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