In an interview as quoted by Ubitennis at the US Open Flavia Pennetta spoke about her relationship with Fabio Fognini and how the 2015 US Open winner tries to help the 32-year-old to become a better player every day. "It's difficult to be a wife and also give some advice as a former player.
Sometimes your husband wants to be with you and speak, other times he doesn't even want to look at you, so you have to find a balance! Sometimes you can speak, other times you just have to be there without saying anything.
I mean, I try to help Fabio as much as I can, I give him advice. Sometimes I stay on court with him. I have a video where I give him balls. But in general, I try to help him on everything, organizing the day and traveling."
Asked about her relationship with Roberta Vinci, they faced each other in the 2015 US Open final, Pennetta added: "The last time we saw each other was in Milan, we had lunch together and we spoke about everything but the final!
Not because it was not important, it was the most meaningful event in our careers, but when you meet a friend after a very long time you speak about daily life. Roberta, Francesca (Schiavone) and I stay in touch and we try to hang out together when we are in Milan, but we speak of normal life, not tennis. With Francesca of tennis too."