Flavia Pennetta

  • Pennetta beats injured Radwanska in Indian Wells final March 17, 2014

    Italy's Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career on Sunday when she beat Poland's ailing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. As Radwanska struggled with a knee injury, Pennetta cruised to a 6-2 6-1 victory in less than an hour and a...
  • Pennetta to face Radwanska in Indian Wells final March 15, 2014

    Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta upset China's Australian Open champion Li Na on Friday to join Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The 32-year-old Pennetta qualified for the biggest singles final of her career after a 7-6(5) 6-3 drubbing of an out-of-sorts...
  • Li, Pennetta and Dolgopolov make Indian Wells semis March 14, 2014

    China's Li Na won her rematch with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday. In her first meeting with Cibulkova since the Australian Open final in January, Li once again proved too strong for her younger opponent, winning 6-3 4-6, 6-3 in...
  • Radwanska falls to Pennetta in Dubai 2nd round February 19, 2014

    Dubai: Second seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was upset by Italian qualifier Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-1 in the second round at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Radwanska, the 2012 Dubai champion, also was ousted in the second round at the Qatar Open in Doha last week. She led 4-1 then lost eight...
  • China's Li Na races into semis of Australian Open January 21, 2014

    Melbourne: China's Li Na wasted little time in advancing to her fourth Australian Open semi-final with a seemingly effortless 6-2 6-2 demolition of Flavia Pennetta on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who has reached two of the last three finals at Melbourne Park, blasted the 28th-seeded Italian off the court in 66 minutes...
  • Flavia Pennetta wins all-Italian quarter-final at US Open September 4, 2013

    New York: Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semi-final, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 in an all-Italian quarter-final at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Pennetta, ranked 83rd, hasn't dropped a set en route to the semifinals. Next, she'll face either Victoria Azarenka or Daniela Hantuchova. Vinci, 30, and Pennetta, 31,...
  • Fourth-seeded Sara Errani loses in 2nd round of US Open August 29, 2013

    New York: Flavia Pennetta ousted fourth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-1 Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Open. The two are close friends and teammates on Italy's Fed Cup team. Pennetta was the first Italian woman ranked in the top 10, but has fallen to 83rd. Her slide began when...
  • Flavia Pennetta, Yanina Wickmayer advance at Rogers Cup August 6, 2013

    Toronto: Flavia Pennetta and Yanina Wickmayer advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Pennetta defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and Wickmayer ousted American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Mattek-Sands replaced Britain's Laura Robson, who pulled out because of a right wrist injury. Known for colorful outfits,...
  • Sania-Huber pair through to 3rd round of Wimbledon June 30, 2013

    London: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Liezel Huber advanced to the third round of women's doubles event at the Wimbledon with a three-set win over Italian-German duo of Flavia Pennetta and Andrea Petkovic. The sixth-seeded Indo-American pair had to sweat it out for little over two hours...
  • Schiavone, Pennetta back in Italy's Fed Cup team April 10, 2013

    Rome: Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta are back in Italy's team for a Fed Cup semi-final against the Czech Republic. The veterans sat out the first round when Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci led the Azzurre to a 3-2 comeback win over the United States. Errani and Vinci remain in the...
  • Serena Williams advances at Sony Open March 22, 2013

    Key Biscayne: Playing again at No. 1, Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday in the second round of the Sony Open. Williams is playing her first tournament since she regained the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open. Williams lost the Doha final to Victoria...
  • Kuznetsova to miss US Open for 'recovery' August 21, 2012

    Moscow: Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss the upcoming US Open to recover from injury. Kuznetsova, Estonia's world No. 15 Kaia Kanepi and Italy's 18th-ranked Flavia Pennetta were added to the US Open's list of withdrawn players on Monday, although organisers did not specify why any of the three...
  • Pennetta saves six match points to stop Zvonareva September 7, 2009

    New York: World No. 10 Flavia Pennetta saved six match points and advanced to her second successive US Open quarter-final with a 3-6, 7-6, 6-0 victory over Russian seventh seed Vera Zvonareva on Sunday. The 27-year-old Pennetta, the first Italian woman to crack the top 10, was on the ropes for...
  • Sania Mirza whitewashed by Pennetta at US Open September 3, 2009

    New York: Sania Mirza offered no excuses following her 6-0 6-0 whitewash at the hands of 10th seed Flavia Pennetta at the US Open on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Mirza had no chance against the in-form Pennetta, the first Italian woman to reach the world's top 10. "If she plays like that, she's...
  • Safina to play rejuvenated Jankovic in Cincinnati final August 16, 2009

    Cincinnati: World number one Dinara Safina will take on a rejuvenated Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Cincinnati Open after hugely contrasting wins on Saturday. Russian Safina stormed into her eighth final of the year with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Italian Flavia Pennetta, while fifth seed Jankovic...
  • Sania crashes out of BNP Paribas Open March 15, 2009

    Indian Wells (California): India's Sania Mirza bowed out of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight set loss to World No 15 Italian Flavia Pennetta in the second round. Sania, who was given a wildcard for the $4.5 million tournament, went down 3-6, 4-6 against the 12th seed in an hour...
  • US Open: Safina happy to be villain in last four September 4, 2008

    New York: Two days after crying with exhaustion, an energised Dinara Safina stormed into the US Open semi-finals for the first time and promised she would have no trouble being the villain against any opponent. The Russian sixth seed, runner-up at the French Open and the Beijing Olympics, outclassed 16th-seeded Italian...