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Francesca Schiavone

Age 21<br />Birthday 06-23-80

Height 1.66m (5'5 1/2")<br />Weight 64kg (141 lbs.)

2001 year end rank 31

No WTA wins

Best 2001 Results were on clay, but plays well on most surfaces. Grass yielded worst results.

QF Rome<br />QF Roland Garros ( def. Coetzer 7-5. 6-4)<br />QF Moscow ( def. Tauziat 6-4, 5-7, 7-5)

Hopman victories over Seles and Clijsters are obviously the biggest of her career.<br />Not WTA victories, but those are two solid top ten players who ended 2001 playing well.
 

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That's the birthday sanexwta.com lists for her. They have been wrong before.
 

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Is it just me or does she seem overweight?

I think Serena Williams weighs as much as her even though she's like 20cm taller.

I didn't realise Francesca was that short.. that's shorter than Justine Henin.
 

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I too thought she was older than that.<br />And 64 kilos is definitely not overweight!

It's impossible that Serena only weighs 64kg! They must have gotten Serena's weight wrong.
 

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LOL gmt. Yeah, let's blame it all on the euro. But then, maybe not, there are enough Brits doing that for us <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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I remember way back when ( i think it was 99 or so) when Schiavone lost in the final of Tashkent to a then-little-known-player by the name of Iroda Tulyaganova. Well Iroda is now ranked at no.20. And Schiavone, with her amazing QF performance at the French Open that pushed her into the top 40. I'm so happy for her. IF anyone knows, what tournament is Francesca playing next? (before or after the Australian Open). I wish her all the best, and I'm shocked by Davide Sanguinetti's win over Jan-Michael Gambill! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> I'm really happy that Francesca was able to beat 2 top 10 players in one tournament! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes, Tineke, let's refrain <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

To think that had Francesca defeated Kim and Monica in a WTA Tour tournament, she'd be in the top25 by now. Amazing.
 

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Well done Francesca. i have a hunch this girl will do very very well this year.

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I'm with Becca. I thought Francesca was older than 21. Don't know why. I have never been good with peoples ages. Especially a lady's age. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I can assure all of you that Francesca IS only 21 years old, and that she is not overweight...<br />The final in Tazhkent was her first good result, and that was at the end of 1999. She did very well last year in her first "serious" year on the tour, and I am sure she will do even better this year, I think she will be in the top 20 at least.<br />The only problem I see is her mental strenght, she always gets very nervous. <br />GOOD LUCK FRANCESCA, you are the best option to take Silvia's place when she retires....
 

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She's just beaten two top players in a row, methinks she's doing all right mentally. Sometimes a player needs just one win over a top player to start a winning streak and rise up the rankings. Justine used to choke a lot. But beating Venus Williams gave her a lof of confidence.
 

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The only thing her and Martinez have in common is that they are both masculine and lesbian.

I think she plays a lot more like Arantxa, she chases down everything, grunts and doesn't hit with too much pace
 
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