At age seventeen, she won the 1999 French Open in young ladies' duplicates with kindred Italian Roberta Vinci.
I first hinted that they might be together after Flavia’s triumph at Indian Wells 2014, based on the WTA player’s Instagram photo where she’s lying in bed with Fabio and showing the V sign. I’m wishing them lots of harmony and happiness in their married life.
The pair married in their native Italy last year after having been in a relationship for two years, with Pennetta retiring following her US Open victory over compatriot and former doubles partner Roberta Vinci.
In a post to her Twitter page, Pennetta said in an announcement that “Baby Fognetta was coming”, with a heartfelt message for fans in her native Italian.“There have been many moments we have had in our lives that have given us happiness, joy and excitement, both on the field and in our private lives,” she said, “but the moment in which we learned we would become parents, that was unique.”In 2009, Pennetta became the first ever player from Italy to reach the WTA top 10 in the singles; an extremely proficient doubles player as well, she became the first ever Italian to be the doubles World No. The Italian ace announced her retirement immediately after her US Open win, telling fans that she would play out the remainder of her 2015 season, but it would be her last.
She was ousted in the first round of the Australian Open and Wimbledon, but made a nice showing at the French, advancing to the fourth round. The Italian was 2-3 in the North American hard-court season that lead up to the U. Basically, this burst of great tennis came out of nowhere.
2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta has announced she is expecting her first child with husband and tennis professional Fabio Fognini.