(6) Francesca Schiavone
- DOB: 23/06/1980
- Nationality: ITA
- Became Pro: 1998
- Height: 1.66
One of 2010's great stories was Schiavone's unexpected victory at the French Open.
In winning at Roland Garros at the age of 29, she became the second-oldest first-time winner of a Grand Slam title in the Open era.
Now 30, Schiavone will look to transfer her claycourt success to the hardcourts, but that's a tough ask.
The Italian's game is well suited to the clay, her court guile and ability to spin the ball heavily reaping dividends on the slower surface.
She'll find it harder to compete at the highest level on the Plexicushion in Melbourne and she has yet to go beyond the last 16 at the Australian Open.
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