Flavia Pennetta is an Italian former professional tennis player.
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Flavia Pennetta is an Italian former professional tennis player.
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Flavia Pennetta 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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Flavia Pennetta was a mainstay in the Fed Cup team competition, helping Italy win four titles in 2006,2009,2010, and 2013.
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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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Flavia Pennetta was introduced to tennis at the age of five by her father.
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In 1999, Flavia Pennetta won two singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
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Flavia Pennetta was unsuccessful in her several attempts to qualify for WTA Tour main draws in 2000.
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Flavia Pennetta played her first WTA Tour main-draw match at the Cellular South Cup in 2002, when she lost in the first round.
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Flavia Pennetta lost in the first round in Palermo, but reached the second round of the Idea Prokom Open in Sopot.
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Flavia Pennetta's ranking reached the top 100 for the first time on 23 September 2002, when she reached No 100.
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Flavia Pennetta debuted in the main draws of all four Grand Slam tournaments.
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Flavia Pennetta started the year at the Tier V Canberra Classic, where she lost in the quarterfinals to Julia Vakulenko.
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Flavia Pennetta played both of the Tier I springtime hardcourt tournaments in the United States.
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Flavia Pennetta then lost in the first round of qualifying for the NASDAQ-100 Open in Key Biscayne.
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At the French Open, Flavia Pennetta lost in the first round, once more to Smashnova in straight sets.
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Flavia Pennetta achieved the same result at the Ordina Open, falling to world No 85, Barbara Schett.
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The following week at the clay-court tournament in Sopot, Poland, Flavia Pennetta won her first WTA Tour title, defeating Klara Koukalova in the final.
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Flavia Pennetta then lost in the first rounds of the Australian Open and the Open Gaz de France.
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Flavia Pennetta lost in the first round of the Estoril Open and the third rounds of the Miami Masters and the French Open.
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Flavia Pennetta followed it up with losses to Japanese players Akiko Morigami in San Diego Classic and Aiko Nakamura in LA Championships.
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Flavia Pennetta managed to take a win from Arantxa Parra Santonja at Estoril before getting overpowered by Gisela Dulko.
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Flavia Pennetta was eliminated in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships.
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Flavia Pennetta made it to the semifinals of Biella, falling to Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Flavia Pennetta played one singles match versus Anabel Medina Garrigues and lost.
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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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Flavia Pennetta then lost in the second round of the Estoril Open to Iveta Benesova.
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At the French Open, Flavia Pennetta defeated eighth-seeded Venus Williams in the third round, before losing to Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round.
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Flavia Pennetta lost in the first round of her first tournament on grass at the Ordina Open, to Sania Mirza.
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Flavia Pennetta then defeated Julia Vakulenko in the first round of Wimbledon, before losing to Ai Sugiyama in the second round.
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Flavia Pennetta played her first tournament of the year at the Hobart International, where she was the top seed.
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Flavia Pennetta defeated Shahar Pe'er in the first round and then fell to Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round.
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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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Flavia Pennetta then played for Italy's Fed Cup team in the Fed Cup World Group stage versus France.
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Flavia Pennetta reached the final of the Mexican Open for the sixth straight year but lost to Venus Williams in two sets.
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Flavia Pennetta then played a series of clay-court events in preparation for the French Open.
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Flavia Pennetta then played two matches for Italy's Fed Cup team in the World Group semifinals versus reigning champion Russia.
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Flavia Pennetta, seeded 11th, lost in the first round of the 2009 French Open to Alexa Glatch.
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Flavia Pennetta's run ended after a straight sets defeat against world No 1, Dinara Safina, in the semifinals.
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Flavia Pennetta started the US Open with a win over Edina Gallovits in two sets.
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Flavia Pennetta was defeated by Serena Williams in the quarterfinals in straight sets.
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Flavia Pennetta was selected for Italy's first Fed Cup tie against Ukraine.
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Flavia Pennetta received a wildcard into Open GDF Suez in Paris where she was the 2nd seed.
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Flavia Pennetta was forced to withdrew from the Abierto Mexicano due to a hip injury.
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Flavia Pennetta suffered two early upset defeats at the two Premier events, Indian Wells Open and Miami Open.
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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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Flavia Pennetta was eliminated by third seed Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16.
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Flavia Pennetta was seeded 10th at Wimbledon where she advanced to the third round and fell to Klara Zakopalova.
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Flavia Pennetta began her year at the Sydney International, where in her first match she defeated qualifier Lucie Hradecka.
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Flavia Pennetta went on to lose to Bojana Jovanovski in the quarterfinals.
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At the Australian Open, Flavia Pennetta won her first-round match against Anastasia Rodionova.
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Flavia Pennetta lost to Czech player Petra Kvitova in the fourth round.
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Flavia Pennetta then fell to Marion Bartoli in a close match with Bartoli edging the win in three sets.
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Flavia Pennetta kicked off the grass-court season with a second-round appearance at the Rosmalen Open, losing to Urszula Radwanska.
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On 27 August 2012, Flavia Pennetta underwent surgical cleaning of her right wrist, performed by the doctor who has treated Rafael Nadal.
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Flavia Pennetta returned to competition at the Copa Colsanitas ranked 60th.
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Flavia Pennetta then lost to Francesca Schiavone in the first round at Indian Wells.
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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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Flavia Pennetta then went on to defeat Alize Cornet in three sets before losing to Flipkens again.
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Flavia Pennetta then reached the semifinals at Bastad where she lost to Larsson.
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Flavia Pennetta was ranked 83rd entering the US Open and she reached her first Grand Slam singles semifinal, defeating higher-ranked opponents such as Errani, Kuznetsova, Halep and Vinci in early rounds before succumbing to world No 2, Victoria Azarenka, in the semifinals.
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Flavia Pennetta lost to Li Na, who then went on to win the tournament.
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Flavia Pennetta then won the biggest title of her career at Indian Wells where she defeated Radwanska to win the final.
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Flavia Pennetta then reached her fifth US Open quarterfinal after defeating Casey Dellacqua in the fourth round.
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Flavia Pennetta succumbed to Serena in the last eight despite having an early lead.
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Flavia Pennetta received a wildcard to play in Sofia after the withdrawal of Jankovic.
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Flavia Pennetta turned things around by reaching the final, her second of 2014.
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Flavia Pennetta lost to Sabine Lisicki in three thrilling sets despite having three match points.
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Flavia Pennetta made it to the quarterfinals in Marrakech, losing to eventual finalist Timea Babos in three sets.
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Flavia Pennetta equalled her best result at the French Open by reaching the fourth round.
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Flavia Pennetta beat Carla Suarez Navarro for her second top 10 win before losing to Garbine Muguruza in straight sets.
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In New Haven, Flavia Pennetta lost in the first round to last year's finalist, Magdalena Rybarikova, in three sets.
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Flavia Pennetta then defeated second seed Simona Halep in straight sets to advance to her first Grand Slam final.
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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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Flavia Pennetta retired having won 28 career titles in total, including the US Open in singles and Australian Open and WTA Finals in doubles, reaching No 6 in the world in singles and No 1 in doubles, and winning the Fed Cup four times between 2006 and 2013.
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Flavia Pennetta was born in Brindisi to Oronzo and Concetta Pennetta.
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Flavia Pennetta was introduced to tennis at the age of five and has cited Monica Seles as her tennis idol.
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Flavia Pennetta began dating compatriot ATP tennis player Fabio Fognini in early 2014.
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