Flavia Pennetta was born on the 25th February 1982, in Brindisi, Italy, and is a retired professional tennis player, who was the first Italian to reach a top 10 ranking, and to be ranked No. 1 in doubles; Pennetta won 28 WTA singles titles, including the 2015 US Open, and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles with partner Gisela Dulko. She was a part of the Italian national team that won the Fed Cup on four occasions (2006, 2009, 2010, and 2013), and her highest position in the WTA rankings was No.6 on the 28th September 2015. Pennetta’s career started in 2000 and ended in 2015.
Have you ever wondered how rich Flavia Pennetta is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Pennetta’s net worth is as high as $7 million, an amount earned largely through her career as a professional tennis player. In addition to her prize money which is reportedly over $14 million, Pennetta also made more money thanks to various sponsorship deals.
Flavia Pennetta Net Worth $7 Million
Flavia Pennetta grew up in Italy, and was introduced to tennis at the age of five by her father. When she was 15, she started playing on the International Tennis Federation tour, and in 1999, Pennetta won the French Junior Open in doubles with her Italian partner Roberta Vinci, but failed to enter the main draw of a WTA Tour event until 2002 when she appeared at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tennessee.
Pennetta waited until March 2004 to play her first WTA finals, but lost in straight sets to Iveta Benesova at Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Acapulco, Mexico. Also in 2004, she lost in the Palermo finals to Anabel Medina Garrigues, but in August that year, Flavia won her first WTA title after defeating Klára Koukalová on clay at the Orange Prokom Open, Sopot, Poland, which only increased her net worth. Pennetta won both finals she participated in 2005; at Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia against Lourdes Domínguez Lino, and against Ľudmila Cervanová in Acapulco, increasing further her wealth.
Flavia then lost four straight finals before she won the PTT Bangkok Open, Thailand in 2007, defeating Chan Yung-jan, which was her first title on a hard surface. By the end of 2008, Flavia was victorious at Cachantún Cup, Viña del Mar, Chile, and at Acapulco, winning over Klára Zakopalová and Alizé Cornet, respectively. In July 2009, Pennetta defeated her compatriot Sara Errani to clinch the title at Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Italy, while she ended the year with another hard court victory, this time over Samantha Stosur at the LA Women’s Tennis Championships, Los Angeles, USA.
From 2010 to 2014, Pennetta played in five WTA finals, but only won one, at Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain against Carla Suárez Navarro in three sets in April 2010. One of the most valuable trophies in her cabinet is certainly from the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, USA, when she destroyed Agnieszka Radwańska 6–2, 6–1 to claim her first Masters’ title. In September 2015, Flavia won her first and only Grand Slam title with a straight sets win over compatriot Roberta Vinci at the US Open, New York, adding a substantial amount to her net worth.
Pennetta won 17 titles in doubles from 2005 to 2014. Eleven of these titles came in partnership with Argentinian player Gisela Dulko, including the most precious one at the 2011 Australian Open, Melbourne. Her latest title in doubles came in October 2014 when she and Martina Hingis beat Caroline Garcia and Arantxa Parra Santonja to win the Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia.
Regarding her personal life, Flavia Pennetta dated fellow tennis player Carlos Moya, but the pair broke up in 2007. She started dating compatriot Fabio Fognini in 2014, and they married in June 2016. Pennetta currently resides in her hometown of Brindisi, Italy.
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