72 Facts About Flavia Pennetta

1. Flavia Pennetta gave birth to a baby boy on 19 May 2017, naming him Federico.

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2. Flavia Pennetta got engaged to Fognini in 2015, and the two were married in Ostuni in June 2016.

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3. Flavia Pennetta began dating compatriot ATP tennis player Fabio Fognini in early 2014.

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4. Flavia Pennetta's was introduced to tennis at the age of five and has cited Monica Seles as her tennis idol.

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5. Flavia Pennetta was born on 25 February 1982 in Brindisi, to Oronzo and Concetta Pennetta.

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6. Flavia Pennetta won the match in straight sets, claiming her first ever US Open title and her first Grand Slam title.

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7. Flavia Pennetta faced fellow-countrywoman Roberta Vinci in the first-ever all-Italian Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

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8. Flavia Pennetta's made it to the quarterfinals for the sixth time in the previous seven years by beating Jarmila Gajdosova, Monica Niculescu, Petra Cetkovska and 2011 champion, Samantha Stosur.

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9. Flavia Pennetta's beat Carla Suarez Navarro for her second top 10 win before losing to Garbine Muguruza in straight sets.

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10. Flavia Pennetta equalled her best result at the French Open by reaching the fourth round.

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11. Flavia Pennetta's suffered early exits at both Madrid and Rome to Andrea Petkovic and Elina Svitolina respectively.

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12. Flavia Pennetta's made it to the quarterfinals in Marrakech, losing to eventual finalist Timea Babos in three sets.

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13. Flavia Pennetta's lost to Sabine Lisicki in three close sets despite having three match points.

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14. Flavia Pennetta's turned things around by reaching the final, her second of 2014.

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15. Flavia Pennetta kicked off her US Open series campaign with a first round to Kazakh Yulia Putintseva at Montreal.

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16. At Wimbledon, Flavia Pennetta lost to American Lauren Davis in the second round.

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17. Flavia Pennetta's reached the second round at Eastbourne where she lost to local girl Heather Watson.

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18. At the Sony Open Tennis in Miami, Flavia Pennetta lost to Ana Ivanovic in the third round.

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19. Flavia Pennetta's defeated Elena Baltacha in her opening match before receiving a walkover from Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

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20. Flavia Pennetta had a breakthrough at Wimbledon where she advanced to the fourth round for the first time in more than five years.

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21. At the Sony Open Tennis, Flavia Pennetta defeated Johanna Larsson in round one before losing to world No 1 Serena Williams.

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22. Flavia Pennetta's lost to Lara Arruabarrena in the second round.

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23. At the Montreal, Flavia Pennetta lost to Chanelle Scheepers in the second round after receiving a first-round bye.

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24. At the Olympics, Flavia Pennetta defeated Sorana Cirstea and Tsvetana Pironkova before losing to Petra Kvitova in round 3.

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25. Flavia Pennetta kicked off the grass court season with a second-round appearance at the UNICEF Open, losing to Urszula Radwanska.

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26. Flavia Pennetta's advanced to the semifinal after defeating Zakopalova, Azarenka, and Alisa Kleybanova respectively.

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27. Flavia Pennetta's lost to Czech player Petra Kvitova in the fourth round.

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28. Flavia Pennetta's went on to lose to Bojana Jovanovski in the quarterfinals.

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29. Flavia Pennetta began her year at the 2011 Medibank International Sydney, where in her first match she defeated qualifier Lucie Hradecka.

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30. Flavia Pennetta's was seeded fifth at the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego.

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31. Flavia Pennetta was seeded 10th at Wimbledon where she advanced to the third round and fell to Klara Zakopalova.

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32. Flavia Pennetta's was eliminated by third seed Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16.

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33. Flavia Pennetta's defeated Anne Keothavong, Roberta Vinci, and Polona Hercog in the first three rounds.

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34. At the Andalucia Tennis Experience, Flavia Pennetta won her first title of the year advancing to the finals without dropping a set and defeating Carla Suarez Navarro in the final.

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35. Flavia Pennetta suffered two early upset defeats at the two premier events BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and Miami.

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36. Flavia Pennetta was forced to withdrew from the Abierto Mexicano Telcel due to a hip injury.

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37. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Flavia Pennetta advanced to the third round, losing to seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

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38. Flavia Pennetta received a wildcard into Open GDF Suez in Paris where she was the 2nd seed.

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39. Flavia Pennetta was selected for Italy's first Fed Cup tie against Ukraine.

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40. At the first Grand Slam of the year, Flavia Pennetta was the 12th seed.

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41. Flavia Pennetta started her season at the ASB Classic in Auckland as the No 1 seed where she defeated Jill Craybas, Carla Suarez Navarro, Dominika Cibulkova, and Francesca Schiavone in the semifinals.

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42. Flavia Pennetta's advanced to the fourth round after a straight-sets victory against Aleksandra Wozniak.

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43. Flavia Pennetta started the US Open with a win over Edina Gallovits in two sets.

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44. Flavia Pennetta was seeded 12th at Toronto but lost to Virginie Razzano in the second round.

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45. Flavia Pennetta's lost to fellow Italian Roberta Vinci in the second round of the Barcelona Ladies Open.

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46. Flavia Pennetta lost in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, another Premier Mandatory event, to Mauresmo.

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47. Flavia Pennetta's reached the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco for the sixth straight year but lost to Venus Williams in two sets.

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48. Flavia Pennetta was the thirteenth seed at the Australian Open, where she lost in the third round to Anabel Medina Garrigues.

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49. Flavia Pennetta played her first tournament of the year at the Moorilla Hobart International, where she was the top seed.

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50. Flavia Pennetta reached the second round of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven.

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51. At the French Open, Flavia Pennetta defeated 8th-seeded Venus Williams in the third round, before losing to Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round.

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52. Flavia Pennetta won her first title of the year at the Cachantun Cup in Vina del Mar, Chile, defeating Klara Zakopalova in the final.

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53. Flavia Pennetta's played one singles match versus Anabel Medina Garrigues and lost.

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54. Flavia Pennetta started the year by losing in the second round of the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts in Gold Coast to Dinara Safina.

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55. Flavia Pennetta's made it to the semifinals of Biella, falling to Agnieszka Radwanska.

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56. Flavia Pennetta started to pick up her pace as the season went on, with two runner-up showings at Bogota and Acapulco, losing to Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Anna-Lena Gronefeld, respectively.

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57. Flavia Pennetta had a good start to the 2006 season, finishing runner-up at Gold Coast against Lucie Safarova.

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58. Flavia Pennetta's ended the year ranked No 23 in the world.

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59. Flavia Pennetta's ended the year with quarterfinal appearances in the Wismilak International, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, and the Zurich Open.

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60. At the Wismilak International in Bali, Flavia Pennetta lost in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Gisela Dulko.

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61. Flavia Pennetta achieved the same result at the Ordina Open, falling to world No 85, Barbara Schett.

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62. Flavia Pennetta's debuted in the main draws of all four Grand Slam tournaments.

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63. In 2003, Flavia Pennetta lost in the semifinals of the Hyderabad Open to eventual champion Tamarine Tanasugarn.

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64. Flavia Pennetta's was unsuccessful in her several attempts to qualify for WTA Tour main draws in 2000.

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65. In 1999, Flavia Pennetta won two singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF circuit.

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66. Flavia Pennetta was introduced to tennis at the age of five by her father.

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67. Flavia Pennetta was pronounced a Knight of Order of Merit of the Republic on 24 January 2007 by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, then President of Italy.

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68. Flavia Pennetta's was a mainstay in the Fed Cup team competition, helping to win four titles for Italy in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2013.

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69. Flavia Pennetta won ten other WTA singles titles, including the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, in which she defeated the top two seeds, both of whom were ranked in the top 3.

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70. Flavia Pennetta's became a Grand Slam singles champion, winning the US Open in 2015 by defeating her childhood friend Roberta Vinci in the first all-Italian Grand Slam final.

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71. Flavia Pennetta's became Italy's first top-ten female singles player on 17 August 2009 and the first Italian to be ranked world No 1 in doubles on 28 February 2011.

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72. Flavia Pennetta is a retired Italian professional tennis player and Grand Slam-champion in both singles and doubles.

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