The first Italian woman to reach the Top 10 in singles, Flavia Pennetta has also achieved tremendous success in doubles. She partnered Gisela Dulko to win the 2011 Australian Open; a month later Pennetta attained the No. 1 doubles rank to become the first Italian — male or female — to hold the top spot in singles or doubles. An accomplished all-court player, Pennetta holds nine singles and 15 doubles titles. On Oct. 7, 2011, the two-time U.S. Open quarterfinalist became the second woman to beat the top-ranked singles and doubles players on the same day as she beat No. 1 singles player Caroline Wozniacki in the Beijing quarterfinals and partnered Dulko to defeat Lisa Raymond and No. 1 doubles player Liezel Huber. Pennetta helped Italy claim Fed Cup championships over the United States in 2009, when she scored the title-clinching victory, and 2010. Pennetta had surgery on her right wrist in 2012. In October, 2013, Pennetta and Kristina Mladenovic beat Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai, 6-4, 6-3, to win the
Osaka doubles title — Pennetta's 15th career WTA doubles title. When not playing tennis, she loves to ride motorcycles and watch Al Pacino films.
2009: Palermo, Los Angeles
2008: Viña del Mar, Acapulco
2005: Bogotá, Acapulco
Doubles Titles2013: Osaka