#2 Francesca Schiavone
Italian Francesca Schiavone is one of 4 Italian women to have been ranked in the WTA Top-10 and was the first Italian to win a Grand Slam title. Her career-defining moment came at the 2010 French Open final where she beat Samantha Stosur in straight sets to take home her maiden Grand Slam singles title.
Schiavone, a gifted clay court player made the final at Roland Garros next year but unfortunately, she finished as runner-up. Having reached a career-high ranking of Number 4 and with 8 WTA Singles titles, Schiavone decided to quit professional tennis at the age of 38 earlier this year.Published 09 Nov 2018, 16:38 IST