Coached by Leonardo Caperchi ... Father, Sergio, is a bartender; mother, Silvana, is the marketing manager of a leather store ... Began playing at age 7 when introduced to the sport by father, who also plays; began playing at a local club ... Favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard ... Also enjoys swimming, horse riding, and listening to music to relax ... Speaks Italian, English, Spanish ... Favorite actors are Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Mission Impossible 3 ... Favorite musicians are Eros Ramazzotti, U2; favorite types of music are hip hop, dance ... Favorite book is Da Vinci Code ... Favorite food is Pastasciutta alla sorrentina; favorite drink is Coca Cola ... Favorite place to visit is Eiffel Tower in Paris because it is very unique; favorite tournament is Wimbledon, because it is "the peak" ... Admires Pete Sampras, Monica Seles ... Short-term goal is to reach Top 70.
SINGLESWinner: 2003 - ITF/Albufeira-POR, ITF/Casale-ITA.DOUBLESWinner: 2008 - ITF/Oristano-ITA (w/Gatto Monticone); 2006 - ITF/Cairo 1-EGY (w/Brozda); 2005 - ITF/Nazare-POR (w/Cortez), ITF/Jesi-ITA (w/Gabba); 2003 - ITF/Vale do Lobo-POR, ITF/Albufeira-ITA (both w/Meruzzi), ITF/Gardone Val Trombia (w/Chevalier); 2002 - ITF/Bergamo-ITA (w/Haidner), ITF/Civitanova-ITA (w/Golimbioschi); 2001 - ITF/Spoleto-ITA (w/Floris); 2000 - ITF/Sezze-ITA (w/Zavagli); 1999 - ITF/Maglie-ITA (w/Floris).
1999 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Italy, winning one doubles title.2000 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - Played first Tour qualifying at Rome (as WC); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2005 - Won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2007 - Played first Tour main draw at Palermo, falling 1r (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying three times; also played on ITF Circuit.2008 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
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