Flavia Pennetta, former Italian tennis legend, winner of the 2015 US Open, gave an interview for the Italian magazine Leggo, dealing with various topics. From number one in the world Novak Djokovicto the Italian tennis players Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, to the fresh champion from Merida Camila Giorgi.
Of course, a comment on her husband Fabio Fognini cannot be missing. Finally, a prediction on when, in her opinion, Italian tennis might see a new Grand Slam champion again. Sensations in this first phase of the season. She said: «The feeling is that it is open to everyone, but Djokovic has once again shown that he does not want to leave room for anyone.
He will continue to be the protagonist.» An opinion on our Italian players: «The boys will do great things. Sinner has started well, Berrettini is recovering, the unknown will be his physical condition, since he has played little, Musetti must be confirmed after last year’s feat.
Sonego never gives up. Giorgi’s last victory in Mérida was important. Trevisan always manages to be consistent.»
About Fabio Fognini and Italian tennis
About Fognini he said: «He always has fun on the pitch, but this stage of his career is not easy.
Live with so many uncertainties. She’s starting to wonder what she’s going to do next, if she’s up to it. Meanwhile, she does great things on the field. Against Alcaraz in Rio de Janeiro he had a great game. In doubles with Bolelli they won Buenos Aires.
Together they are strong. The best in Italy.» When will we see a new Grand Slam champion in Italy? «At the men’s level it would be a great turning point. But we are already achieving great results, let’s not forget that.” What will Flavia Pennetta do in the future? When my three children are more independent, I would like to create more space for myself.
Maybe collaborate with the Federation or other agencies. My experience could be useful.» Flavia is part of the EXPlus sports community. What is it about? She explained: «I’m not very technological, at first I didn’t understand much.
Then I discovered a funny world. I was in Turin, at the ATP Finals. Together with some people we have lived this experience. I don’t really like to watch tennis matches, but I enjoyed it this way.»