Jankovic wins the Italian Open

ROME, May 18 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alize Cornet in Sunday's final at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost to a tournament qualifier Wednesday during second-round play at the $1.34 million Italian Open in Rome.

Top seed Pennetta loses at Estoril Open

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta lost her second-round match Wednesday at the $145,000 women's Estoril Open tennis tournament in Estoril, Portugal.

Ivanovic breezes at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 18 (UPI) -- Top seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia easily dispatched No. 31 Tathiana Garbin of Italy Monday in third-round action of the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open.

Pennetta in fifth straight Acapulco final

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Flavia Pennetta Friday reached the finals of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel for the fifth straight year.

Pannetta easy opening winner in Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy won her opening tennis match Monday at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico.

Top-seeded Pennetta loses in Bogota opener

BOGOTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta was among the opening-round losers Tuesday at the Copa Colsanitas Santander tennis tournament.

Pennetta wins in Chile when foe quits

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta won the Cachantun Cup in Chile Sunday when her opponent, Klara Zakopalova, quit because of an injury.

Pennetta advances to Vina del Mar final

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Italy's Flavia Pennetta and Czech Klara Zakopalova were winners Saturday in the semifinals of the Cachantun Cup in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Top seed reaches semifinals in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta upheld her No. 1 seed Friday by breezing into the semifinals of the Cachantun Cup in Chile with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi.

Top seed reaches quarterfinals in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta posted a 6-4, 6-0 win over Mathilde Johansson Thursday in the second round of the Cachantun Cup in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Top-seeded Italian wins Chile opener

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta was an easy opening-round winner Tuesday at the inaugural Cachantun Cup, beating Hungarian Greta Arn 6-2, 6-2.
Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova derailed the comeback of Lindsey Davenport with a straight-set win Wednesday in the second round of the Australian Open.
Zvonareva sharp heading into Hobart final

Zvonareva sharp heading into Hobart final

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Vera Zvonareva cruised through a straight-set victory Thursday and into the finals of the Moorilla International tennis tournament in Australia.
Zvonareva makes Hobart semifinals

Zvonareva makes Hobart semifinals

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Vera Zvonareva was a straight-set winner Wednesday and moved to the semifinals of Australia's $170,000 Moorilla Hobart International tournament.
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Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta reacts after losing a point in her match against Dinara Safina on day ten at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 3, 2008. Safina defeated Pannetta 6-2 6-3. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Flavia Pennetta (born 25 February 1982 in Brindisi, Apulia) is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top 10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first ever Italian Tennis player to be ranked No.1 in Doubles on 28 February 2011. As of 19 August 2011, Pennetta is ranked World No. 25 in singles and World No. 4 in doubles.

Pennetta has won nine career WTA singles titles, including back-to-back titles in Bogotá and Acapulco in 2005. She and her Italian teammates Mara Santangelo, Francesca Schiavone, and Roberta Vinci beat the Belgium team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin had to retire in the fifth and final match due to an injury in her right knee, which let Italy win their first Fed Cup trophy. She was also a member of their winning team in 2009 and 2010, when they beat the United States on both occasions.

Pennetta has defeated multiple Grand Slam singles champions such as Justine Henin, Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Francesca Schiavone, Amélie Mauresmo, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and former World No. 1 Jelena Janković. Pennetta is also one of only seven women to beat Williams three consecutive times. In doubles, Pennetta won her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 Australian Open with partner Gisela Dulko, and also reached the 2005 US Open final partnered with Elena Dementieva. She has also reached the US Open quarterfinals twice in singles.

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