'15 US Open tennis champion Pennetta says she's pregnant

Past U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta is expecting her first child. Pennetta, who announced her 2015 retirement from tennis during the trophy presentation after her lone Grand Slam title, and her husband, touring pro Fabio Fognini, issued matching statements Thursday on Twitter about the pregnancy. ''Baby Fognetta is coming,'' they wrote. Both also said: ''We have had many...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Does anything stand in Serena Williams' path to history?

Even without the grand slam sweep, Serena Williams' three titles in 2015 have left her in a great position for the coming years. Williams currently has 21 grand slam singles titles, with only Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24) ahead of her for most grand slam singles titles in the history of women's tennis.  Williams has the chance to pass both of them next year if she is...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after winning US Open

Flavia Pennetta is leaving her sport the way most athletes aspire to: as a champion. The 33-year-old Italian tennis player defeated countrywoman and friend Roberta Vinci in the finals of the US Open Saturday 7-6, 6-2 and announced in her postmatch interview that she would be retiring. “It’s what every player wants to do — go out with this kind of trophy,” she said. “This...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flavia Pennetta Wins U.S. Open Women’s Singles Final Vs. Roberta Vinci

NEW YORK — To win the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 33, Flavia Pennetta did not have to beat Serena Williams. Instead, Pennetta needed to get past the woman who ended Williams’ Grand Slam bid, Roberta Vinci. And Pennetta did just that, pulling away in a matchup between a pair of Italians who were opponents and doubles partners as kids. In one of the unlikeliest...
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after her U.S. Open win

Flavia Pennetta dropped another big piece of news as she accepted her trophy as the first-ever Italian to win the U.S. Open.  "This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis," Pennetta, 33, announced during her celebration ceremony with Robin Roberts. The 26-seed revealed she had been thinking about this for the last month.  "I couldn't finish a better way," said Pennetta...
Via FOX Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy’s cup overflows on Flavia Pennetta’s big day

Italy is a nation known for a number of things, vineyards being near the top of the list. Italian tennis has featured four industrious professionals in the 21st century, all of them players who have been able to reach a major-tournament singles final. In 2012, Sara Errani reached the French Open final. This Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci — who will be remembered...
Via Attacking The Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Babos upsets third seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

  Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday. In an error-strewn match featuring nine double faults and 12 service breaks, Babos broke Pennetta's serve seven times to set up a last-four clash with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who eased past Laura Arruabarrena of Spain...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wildcard Pennetta survives four match points to advance in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Wildcard Flavia Pennetta of Italy survived four match points in the second set before pulling off a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 first round win over lucky loser Julia Goerges of Germany in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. "I was almost crying on the court today because I was feeling so bad," Pennetta said. The 10th-seeded Pennetta trailed 5-2 in the...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s smoking some heavy s**t’ at U.S. Open (video)

Martina Hingis may have retired from the women’s singles circuit in 2007, but she still can be spotted from time to time at events competing on the doubles side. That’s where Hingis could be found on Monday, playing with partner Flavia Pennetta against Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open. During the duo’s […] The post Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pennetta enjoying Grand Slam success past 30

Some players throw rackets or smash them. Others kick their chairs or scream obscenities when they get upset during a match. Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta bites the net. The 28th-seeded Pennetta had been beating her higher-ranked German opponent, Angelique Kerber, so convincingly in their fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Sunday that when she failed to break Kerber...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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