Francesca Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone [ fɾant͡ʃɛska skjavɔne ] ( born June 23, 1980 in Milan ) is an Italian tennis player. She celebrated her biggest success with winning the title at the French Open in 2010.

  • 2.2.1 Tournament Win
  • 3.1 Individual


In individual Schiavone was previously in 17 finals ( only three in the fall of 2005 ), of which she won six: 2007 in Bad Gastein, 2009 in Moscow, 2010 in Barcelona and in Paris (Roland Garros ), 2012 in Strasbourg and in 2013 in Marrakech. The other three Grand Slam tournaments she reached at least the quarter-finals - 2003 and 2010 at the U.S. Open, 2009 Wimbledon and 2011 at the Australian Open. In doubles, she won seven titles so far, 2008 it was at the French Open with her former partner Casey Dellacqua also the final, where they lost Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 5:7 and 4:6.

Also, the first Fed Cup victory for Italy Schiavone was one of the party. In 2006 she won with her teammates Mara Santangelo, Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci competition with a 3-2 victory over Belgium. In 2009 and 2010 she was able to repeat the Fed Cup success, both in the final against the United States.

Schiavone went to Italy Also at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In individual they eliminated in the third round against Vera Swonarjowa with 6:7, 4:6. In doubles she lost at the side of Flavia Pennetta the quarterfinal match against the set of number 6 Bondarenko sisters of Ukraine with 1:6, 6:3, 5:7.

June 1, 2010 Schiavone reached the first Italian since the start of the Open Era in 1968, the semifinals of the French Open. After her quarterfinal win over Caroline Wozniacki ( 6-2, 6-3 ) they benefited there after winning the first set of the task her opponent Elena Dementieva. On June 5, 2010 Schiavone won the title in her first Grand Slam final was the same, she defeated Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6. Your greatest sporting success was also the first title of an Italian at a Grand Slam tournament.

In their Titelverteidung in Paris in 2011 she failed only in the final to Li Na, who won through in two tight sets.



Tournament Win



Tournament Win

Performance at Grand Slam tournaments


World ranking position at year-end