Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, she achieved seventh place in the qualification round, thus failing to secure qualification to the final. The exact same thing happened at the 2005 World Championships. She struggled with injuries over the following years but regained form in May 2010, jumping over 14 metres for the first time in four years. She won the silver medal in the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona.
Her personal best jump is 14.69 metres, achieved in May 2005 in her hometown Palermo. In addition she has 6.48 m in the long jump. On 6 October 2012 she got married with Alessandro Tazzini.