Coached by Laura Golarsa and Niccola Vercellino ... Mother is Rita; father is Attilio; brothers are Andrea (engineer) and Alessandro (student) ... Favorite surface is hard ... Began playing tennis at age 6 when family introduced her to the sport at a local club ... Speaks Italian, English, French ... Enjoys shopping, watching soccer at stadium in Milan; also likes playing soccer ... Favorite movies are Ghost, Top Gun; favorite actors are Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts ... Favorite type of music is pop; favorite singer is Eros Ramazzotti ... Favorites also include the book The Da Vinci Code, pizza, coca-cola ... Favorite tournaments are Wimbledon, Stuttgart ... Person most admired is Roger Federer ... Goal is to reach Top 50.
SINGLESWinner (1): 2011 - Fès.Finalist (1): 2009 - Guangzhou.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2011 - Dallas (w/Cirstea); 2010 - Palermo (w/Errani).Finalist (2): 2012 - Baku (w/Birnerova); 2007 - Kolkata (w/Koryttseva).ADDITIONALItalian Fed Cup Team, 2011.
1995 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Italy.1996 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1997 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1998 - Won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1999 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2000 - Played first WTA qualifying at Palermo (as WC).2001 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, falling 1r; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - Won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2003 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2004 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2005 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - QF at Kolkata; reached 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); made Top 100 debut on November 20 (rose from No.106 to No.95); won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2007 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r 12 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying six times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2008 - Fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2009 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Peer in final); SF at Portoroz (l. to Safina); reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2010 - Another Top 100 season; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; won first WTA doubles title at Palermo (w/Errani); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2011 - Third Top 100 season; won first WTA title at Fès (d. Halep in final); QF three times at Barcelona, Copenhagen and College Park; reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; set career-high No.55 on June 13 (after Copenhagen); won one WTA doubles title; withdrew from Budapest and Baku w/left knee injury.2012 - SF at Memphis (l. to Arvidsson); QF at Budapest; reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times (incl. US Open).
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