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Top Italian Female Tennis Players

The Italians are passionate about sports and one sport they love is tennis. Italy has produced some great talents in this field. Here are six of the top Italian female tennis players.

Italians are passionate about sports and one sport they love is tennis. Italy has produced some great talents in this field. Here are six of the top Italian female tennis players.

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  1. ​Flavia Pennetta
    Flavia Pennetta was born in Brindisi and turned professional in 2000. On August 17, 2004, she became the first Italian to ever be ranked in the top 10 female singles players in the world. On February 28, 2011, she was the first Italian player to rank at number one in doubles.
    ​Flavia Pennetta was born in Brindisi and turned professional in 2000. On August 17, 2004, she became the first Italian to ever be ranked in the top 10 female singles players in the world. On February 28, 2011, she was the first Italian player to rank at number one in doubles.
  2. ​Francesca Schiavone
    Born in Milan, this Italian tennis player turned professional in 1998. One of the highlights of her career was winning the French Open in 2010. This meant she was the first woman from Italy to win a singles Grand Slam event. The following year, she was the runner-up in the French Open.
    Born in Milan, this Italian tennis player turned professional in 1998. One of the highlights of her career was winning the French Open in 2010. This meant she was the first woman from Italy to win a singles Grand Slam event. The following year, she was the runner-up in the French Open.
  3. ​Sara Errani
    Sara Errani has been ranked the Italian number one female singles player since February 23, 2015. She is also ranked number 12 in the world. Born in Bologna, this inspirational Italian has achieved great things as a professional player, including eight singles titles, 25 doubles titles and five Grand Slam championships.
    ​Sara Errani has been ranked the Italian number one female singles player since February 23, 2015. She is also ranked number 12 in the world. Born in Bologna, this inspirational Italian has achieved great things as a professional player, including eight singles titles, 25 doubles titles and five Grand Slam championships.
  4. ​Roberta Vinci
    Vinci was born in Taranto and became a professional player in 2009. She has won an astonishing 32 WTA Tour titles, nine singles titles and 23 doubles titles. She has won titles at the French Open, the US Open and the Australian Open.
    ​Vinci was born in Taranto and became a professional player in 2009. She has won an astonishing 32 WTA Tour titles, nine singles titles and 23 doubles titles. She has won titles at the French Open, the US Open and the Australian Open.
  5. ​Karin Knapp
    Knapp was born in Bruneck and began her professional career in 2002. Some of the titles she has achieved in her career include a win at the WTA tour and five singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Tour. She hit her best singles ranking in 2008 when she was ranked number 35 in the world.
    ​Knapp was born in Bruneck and began her professional career in 2002. Some of the titles she has achieved in her career include a win at the WTA tour and five singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Tour. She hit her best singles ranking in 2008 when she was ranked number 35 in the world.
  6. ​Maria Elena Camerin
    Camerin was born in Motta di Livenza and turned professional in 1997. She has won three doubles titles on the WTF Tour. On the ITF Tour, she has won ten singles titles and nine doubles titles. Maria Elena Camerin retired from professional tennis in 2015.
    ​Camerin was born in Motta di Livenza and turned professional in 1997. She has won three doubles titles on the WTF Tour. On the ITF Tour, she has won ten singles titles and nine doubles titles. Maria Elena Camerin retired from professional tennis in 2015.

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