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Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Pironkova, Cetkovska advance on upsets in Qatar

Pironkova, Cetkovska advance on upsets in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Tsvetana Pironkova and Petra Cetkovska pulled off first-round upsets Monday at the WTA's Qatar Total Open 2014.

Li, Bouchard advance to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Li Na gained a fourth return to the Australian Open semifinals and Eugenie Bouchard booked her first Grand Slam semifinal berth Tuesday.

Sharapova, Jankovic bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-round upsets Monday dropped former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic from the Australian Open.
Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ana Ivanovic snapped Serena Williams' 25-match winning streak with a stunning three-set upset of the world's No. 1-ranked player Sunday at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams set a tournament record and ran her overall winning streak to 24 matches Friday with a third-round Australian Open victory.
Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dropped only three games Wednesday in advancing to the Australian Open third round with a record-tying 60th match win at the tournament.
Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams cruised through a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty Monday, beginning her quest for a sixth Australian Open title.
Italy wins fourth Fed Cup behind Errani's two wins

Italy wins fourth Fed Cup behind Errani's two wins

CAGLIARI, Italy, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Sara Errani dropped only two games Sunday in winning the clinching match over Russia, giving Italy its fourth Fed Cup championship.
Vinci, Errani lead Italy into Fed Cup finals versus Russia

Vinci, Errani lead Italy into Fed Cup finals versus Russia

CAGLIARI, Italy, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci was given the leadoff spot for Italy in the best-of-five Fed Cup championship series this weekend against Russia.
Date-Krumm advances on WTA upset in Osaka

Date-Krumm advances on WTA upset in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Local favorite Kimiko Date-Krumm pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in first-round play at the WTA's HP Japan Women's Open.
Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic ousted world No. 2 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka in a first-round match Monday at the China Open tennis tournament.
Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in a second-round match Tuesday at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- With the top-ranked U.S. Open finalists creating a rematch from 2012, the moves in the WTA rankings came from semifinalists Li Na and Flavia Pennetta.
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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)
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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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