Former French Open champion Schiavone calls time on career

FILE PHOTO: Francesca Schiavone of Italy poses with her trophy after winning the women's final against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Francesca Schiavone, who became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title when she triumphed at the 2010 French Open, announced her retirement from professional tennis at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. The 38-year-old was known for her single-handed topspin backhand, delicate drop shots and serve-and-volley tennis during […]

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