Flavia Pennetta is a former Italian professional tennis player and Grand Slam champion in both singles (2015 US Open) and doubles (2011 Australian Open). Turning professional in 2000 at age 18, she won 28 WTA 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 the world in doubles, and winning the Fed Cup four times between 2006 and 2013. She retired in October 2015. Born on February 25, 1982 in Brindisi, Puglia, Italy, to parents Concetta and Oronzo Pennetta, she has an older sister named Giorgia. Pennetta was introduced to tennis at the age of five by her father and won the 1999 French Open in girls’ doubles when she was 17 years old. She began to play on the ITF Women’s Circuit in 1997. Since 2016, she has been married to Italian tennis compatriot Fabio Fognini. They have two children.
Flavia Pennetta Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 25 February 1982
Birth Place: Brindisi, Italy
Birth Name: Flavia Pennetta
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Tennis player
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Flavia Pennetta Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 130 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 59 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7¾”
Height in Meters: 1.72 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: Not available
Breast Size: Not available
Waist Size: Not available
Hips Size: Not available
Bra Size/Cup Size: Not available
Feet/Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Flavia Pennetta Family Details:
Father: Oronzo Pennetta
Mother: Concetta Pennetta
Spouse/Husband: Fabio Fognini (m. 2016)
Children: Federico Fognini (Son) (b. 19 May, 2017), Farah Fognini (Daughter) (b. December 23, 2019)
Siblings: Giorgia Pennetta (Older Sister)
Flavia Pennetta Education:
Year Turned Pro: 25 February 2000
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
High Rank for Singles: No. 6 (28 September 2015)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 1 (28 February 2011)
Singles Career record: 582–365 (61.5%)
Singles Career titles: 11 WTA, 7 ITF
Doubles Career record: 393–243 (61.8%)
Doubles Career titles: 17 WTA, 9 ITF
Retired: 29 October 2015
Flavia Pennetta Facts:
*She was born on February 25, 1982 in Brindisi, Puglia, Italy.
*She was introduced to tennis at the age of five and has cited Monica Seles as her tennis idol.
*She turned professional in February 2000 at age 18.
*She became first Italian professional tennis player to be ranked as a top-ten female singles player and the first Italian to be ranked world No. 1 in doubles.
*Throughout her career Pennetta defeated many other Grand Slam champions: Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Mary Pierce, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur, Li Na, Petra Kvitová, Maria Sharapova, and Venus Williams in three consecutive meetings.
*She once dated retired Spanish tennis player Carlos Moyá.
*Visit her official website: www.flaviapennetta.eu
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.