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Coached by father, Sergio ... Mother's name is Claudia; brothers are Leandro and Amadeus; sister is Antonela ... Began playing tennis at age 5 at a local club (introduced to the sport by father) ... Favorite surface is hardcourts ... Favorite film director is Pedro Almodovar; favorite book is The Diary Of Anne Frank ... Loves the color pink ... Also enjoys boxing, soccer and MotoGP ... Most relaxing place to be is the Bahamas.
Winner (2): 2018 - Linz; 2015 - 's-Hertogenbosch.
Finalist (6): 2019 - Washington DC, Bronx; 2016 - Katowice; 2015 - Katowice; 2014 - Katowice, Linz.
Italian Fed Cup Team, 2014-16, 2019.
Career in Review
2019 - Finished at No.76 for her first-ever career Top 100 finish, up from No.125 in 2018; won first WTA title at Citi Open in Washington D.C. (d. Giorgi in F) to reach career-high ranking of No. 55; made main draw debut at Roland Garros (l. eventual champion Barty in 1r) and Wimbledon (l. Buzarnescu in 1r) as well as Miami Open as a qualifier (l. Konta in 1r).
2018 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won one WTA title at Linz (d. Alexandrova in final); SF three times at Sydney (as qualifier, l. to Kerber), Prague (l. to Buzarnescu) and Tokyo (l. to Osaka); QF at Lugano (l. to Sabalenka) and Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams); reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying three times.
2017 - Finished the 2017 season ranked No.79, her sixth consecutive Top 100 finish. The Italian No.1 was one of two Italian players ranked in the Top 100, also Schiavone (No. 90). Best results from the year included SF appearance in Shenzhen (l. Riske) along with three QF results in Biel (l. Sasnovich), Prague (l. Barthel) and Birmingham (l. Barty). Earned eight victories over Top 50 opponents throughout the year.
2016 - Fifth consecutive Top 100 season (finishing No.83); runner-up once at Katowice (l. to Cibulkova in final); QF four times at Hobart (l. to Bouchard), Prague (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Washington DC (l. to Davis) and Seoul (l. to S.Zhang); reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice.
2015 - Second straight Top 40 season (finishing No.34); won one WTA title at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Bencic in final); runner-up at Katowice (l. to Schmiedlova in final); QF at Hobart; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and Eastbourne - l. to Gavrilova 36 76(6) 63; held 1mp at 6-5 in second set tie-break); fell 1r six times.
2014 - First Top 40 season (finishing No.35); runner-up twice at Katowice (l. to Cornet 76(3) 57 75 in final; held mp at 5-4 third set) and Linz (l. to Ka.Pliskova 67(4) 63 76(4) in final; held 1mp at 6-5 third set); SF at New Haven (l. to Rybarikova); QF four times at Strasbourg, Eastbourne, Bad Gastein and Moscow; reached 4r once and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times; made Top 50 debut on May 26 (after Strasbourg; rose from No.51 to No.50).
2013 - Second Top 100 season; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times.
2012 - First Top 100 season; reached 4r once (Wimbledon); made Top 100 debut afterwards on July 9 (rose from No.145 to No.89); also 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Wimbledon, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once (US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Rome.
2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.