Francesca Schiavone born in the year 1980 became a professional only in the year 1988. She was born in Italy and is an Italian professional player. Francesca Shiavone won the 2012 FRENCH Open singles title and this win made her the first Italian women to win a Grand slam event in singles. Next in the 2011 French Open she was a runner up. As on 2012, 16th of April Francesca Shiavone is ranked world number 12.
Francesca started her 2011 journey with the Hopman Cup but then retired with an injury against Kristina. Francesca was seeded 5th in the 2011 Australian Open and she advanced to the quarter finals for the first time in her career. At the 2011 Dubai Championship, she was seeded third but unfortunately she lost against Kuznetsova in the 16th round. Going ahead to the 2011 Qatar Ladies Open Francesca Schiavone lost against Peng Shuai again in the 16t round. Francesca Shiavone also participated in the 2011 Malaysian Open, 2011 Grand Prix, 2011 Mutua Madrid Open and other but failed to become a champion or completely win any of these tournaments. In the US Open, Francesca lost in the fourth round while in the China Open Francesca won in the first round but again lost in the second round.
Starting the year 2012, the season started at the Brisbane International where Francesca Shiavone reached the semi finals. She eventually lost to championship Kaia Kanepi . Francesca also struggled while playing the Fed Cup losing to Lesia. Francesca continued to play the mini cup IN BOTH Doha and Dubai losing in both of them in the seventh seed. As much as she tried the clay courts were just not built for Francesca Shiavone because she came close in many tournaments but could not win any.