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Francesca Schiavone© WTA
  • Nationality: ITA ()
  • Birthdate: June 23, 1980
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
  • Residence: Milan, Italy
  • Turned Pro: Pro (1998)
  • Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
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  • Kvitova Ousted, Ants Invade Wimbledon; Seeds to be Tested Thursday
  • No. 2 Simona Halep handled Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-5, 6-3, No. 4 Elina Svitolina blew past former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-0 in the Italian's likely last Wimbledon, No. 8 Dominika Cibulkova hit through American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-4, and No. 10 Venus Wi...
  • 2017-07-05
  • Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews
  • and Laura Siegemund...The tournament director is Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach...Azarenka, Lisicki, Italian Francesca Schiavone, and Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo were the recipients of wildcards...Garcia beat Sevastova in last year's final...This is the 2nd year of t...
  • 2017-06-18
  • Pliskova Starts Strong in No. 1 Run, Muguruza Wins at French Open
  • Garbine Muguruza was also a winner in her opener as the No. 4 seed overcame a tester in the form of unseeded former champion Francesca Schiavone, topping the Italian 6-2, 6-4. "I'm happy that I managed to play, to be kind of composed out there," Muguruza said. "I wasn't sure how I...
  • 2017-05-29
  • Thiem Dream; Nadal, Djokovic On Court Monday at French Open
  • Fognini vs. Frances Tiafoe. MONDAY FRENCH OPEN SCHEDULE Philippe-Chatrier Court 11:00 AM GarbiƱe Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] Jennifer Brady (USA) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [13] Alexander Zverev (GER...
  • 2017-05-28
  • Get Ready for Musical No. 1s After Kerber Upset at French Open
  • willing to go the extra mile to bring out that match." Monday's highlights at Roland Garros include (4) Garbine Muguruza vs. Francesca Schiavone in a battle of former champions, (2) Karolina Pliskova vs. Saisai Zheng, (19) CoCo Vandeweghe vs. Magdalena Rybarikova, and (32) Shuai Zhan...
  • 2017-05-28
  • Garbine Muguruza: Not Having Serena Here Makes A Difference, Now 10-15 Girls Can Win The Title
  • this year is very open. I feel like a lot of people can win." Muguurza opens her title defense Monday against 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone. "It's very strange to find in the first round two past champions," the Spaniard said. "And she's playing well on clay. She played Bogot...
  • 2017-05-27
  • 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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