Tennis in Italy

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Tennis in Italy is the 6th sport, with 1,298,000 persons, by number of practitioners.[1]

History[edit]

The four successes of Italian tennis player in the Grand Slam tournament regards Nicola Pietrangeli (1959 French Championships and 1960 French Championships), Adriano Panatta (1976 French Open) and Francesca Schiavone (2010 French Open).

Also the Italy Davis Cup team won 1976 Davis Cup and Italy Fed Cup team three times the Fed Cup (2006, 2009, 2010).

Players best ranking[edit]

Data refer to the Open Era (from 1968).

Men
# Player Rank Period Grand Slam best ATP wins
1 Adriano Panatta 4 August 1976 Win 1976 French Open 9
2 Corrado Barazzutti 7 August 1978 SF 1977 US Open & 1978 French Open 5
3 Fabio Fognini 13 March 2014 QF 2011 French Open 3
4 Andreas Seppi 18 January 2013 4R 2013 Australian Open Wimbledon 2012 French Open 3
5 Omar Camporese 18 February 1992 QF 1992 Australian Open 2
Women
# Player Rank Period Grand Slam best WTA wins
1 Francesca Schiavone 4 January 2011 Win 2010 French Open 6
2 Sara Errani 6 October 2012 F 2012 French Open 7
3 Flavia Pennetta 10 August 2009 & June 2010 SF At the US Open 9
4 Silvia Farina 11 May 2002 QF 2003 Wimbledon 3
5 Raffaella Reggi 13 April 1988 QF 1987 French Open 5
6 Sandra Cecchini 15 March 1988 QF 1984 French Open 9
7 Roberta Vinci 11 September 2012 QF 2012 US Open 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graduatoria degli sport più praticati in Italia" (in italian). coni.it. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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