Francesca Schiavone is a professional tennis player from Italy, who is regarded as one of the veterans of the game having been around since 1996. Aged 30, Francesca Schiavone is still enjoying the top echelons of the sport, which has also seen a get a total of more than $7 million in prize money alone.
She has also lifted a Grand Slam, which also makes her the first Italian to do so in professional tennis. Francesca Schiavone is very similar to Justin Henin in terms of playing style, which has obviously made her highly successful in the last few years.
The 2010 French Open still ranks as one of the best tournaments that Francesca Schiavone has played in. Ultimately, it ended up being the only Grand Slam titles that she has won as well. Aside from the French Open victory, she has made an appearance on the quarter-final stage of all the other major tournaments.
She has been extremely good in the last two years, with three quarter-final appearances and one title in all four Grand Slams. Aside from this, she has also 4 WTA singles title and seven WTA doubles title to her credit, while her best record in the doubles tournament has been the final appearance in the 2008 French Open.
Francesca Schiavone is one of the few players who have a strong forehand as well as a strong backhand. This has obviously laid foundations to her all court game, which she is also very fond of.
Francesca Schiavone’s ATP rankings got a major boost after her French Open victory and it led her to being ranked in the fourth position during January 2011, which still remains the best ever ATP rank. The two sets victory over Samantha Stosur in the 2010 French Open also has played a major role in the rankings.