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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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  • Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day
  • several vocal players critical of the number of wildcards Sharapova has received, including at Rome to the detriment of Italy's Francesca Schiavone who is in her last year on tour, since her return from a doping suspension where she hid supplements she was taking from the WTA and ITF. ...
  • 2017-05-16
  • Maria Sharapova Shut Down! French Open Denies Former Champ Entry Into Event
  • Sharapova (and Serena Williams), the French Open will only have three former champions in the main draw: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Francesca Schiavone and Garbine Muguruza. ...
  • 2017-05-16
  • Russian Pavlyuchenkova, German Qualifier Barthel Claim WTA Titles
  • won her second consecutive WTA event of the year after Monterrey, beating former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone 7-5, 7-5 for the title at the Grand Prix De SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat. It was her 10th consecutive match win at a WTA event...
  • 2017-05-07
  • Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview
  • play someone who's playing well on this surface and improve my game as well." 4TH QUARTER Floaters: Timea Bacsinszky, (WC) Francesca Schiavone, Irina-Camelia Begu, Lucie Safarova Breakdown: Pliskova and Muguruza head the quarter that has a lot of potential potholes for the seeds...
  • 2017-05-06
  • Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews
  • Timea Babos, Yulia Putintseva, Irina-Camelia Begu, Lauren Davis, Alison Riske Floaters: Laura Siegemund, Alize Cornet, (WC) Francesca Schiavone, Andrea Petkovic Notes: No Top 15 players in the field...Interesting starts for (7) Davis starting against a qualifier then Siegemund, (...
  • 2017-04-29
  • Schiavone, in Farewell Tour, Wins WTA Bogota Leading to French Open
  • world No. 4 Francesca Schiavone is setting herself up to go out in style. The former French Open champion is in her farewell season on the WTA tour. This week she hadn't won a WTA match through almost the first four months of the year, but the 36 year old captured the tit...
  • 2017-04-16
  • 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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