Flavia Pennetta has taken the US Open Tennis Tournament by storm! She’s made it all the way to the finals after defeating Romanian Simone Halep. This year’s tournament is going to be all Italian as Roberta Vinci pulled off a shocking upset and beat top ranked Serena Williams.
Flavia Pennetta, 33, defeated Simone Halep to advance to the US Open finals. This year’s event is going to be all Italian with Flavia squaring off against Roberta Vinci, 32. Here’s five fun facts about Flavia, including information on her super hot tennis star boyfriend!
1. This will be the first US Open in ages where both competitors are over thirty. Who says youth own the sport. Go ladies!
2. Flavia is dating fellow Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini. We couldn’t think of a more gorgeous athletic couple than them! He’s been a huge supporter of his lady, especially on his social media accounts, where he posted a picture of them embracing with the caption: “So proud of you!”
3. Flavia was introduced to tennis by her father when she was just 5 years old. When she was 17, she won the 1999 French Open in girl’s doubles. Her partner? Her U.S.Open Finals opponent Roberta Vinci!
4. Flavia knows the courts at Flushing Meadows! She made it to the finals of the US Open in the doubles event in 2005 and 2014. Now, she can add 2015 to her list of making it to the singles title match! This is her first time in a Grand Slam singles final.
5. She rocks a bikini well!! She’s athletic, talented, a tennis champ and gorgeous! Some people are so blessed.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of Flavia Pennetta? Tell us how you feel.
— Beth Shilliday