The Italian tennis duo got married in June 2016, before welcoming a son Federico to the family this past May.Pennetta, 35, called it quits after winning her maiden Grand Slam singles title at the 2015 US Open.Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perello fell in love with each other in 2005.
British third seed Andy Murray cruised to a 6-3 6-4 victory over Santiago Giraldo with the minimum of fuss.Murray continued the commanding form he displayed in seeing off Donald Young on Friday and his Colombian opponent, seeded 27th, had no answer.The second seed is a four-time finalist in Florida but has never won the tournament and will have to wait at least another year after going down 6-4 2-6 6-3 to his countryman.Nadal fought back well after losing the first set and looked to have all the momentum but was broken to go 3-1 down in the third and Verdasco held his nerve to move into the last-16.She also was a mainstay in the Fed Cup team competition, helping to win four titles for Italy in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2013.
Her highlights in doubles include winning the 2010 WTA Finals and the 2011 Australian Open with partner Gisela Dulko, and reaching the 20 US Open finals, partnering respectively with Elena Dementieva and Martina Hingis.
After winning the 2015 US Open, Pennetta announced she would retire at the end of the season.
She then earned a spot in the WTA Finals for the first time, where she defeated eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska in the round-robin stage, and retired with a top 10 ranking.
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Multiple Grand Slam-winner and four-time Olympic champion Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Ohanian on Dec. She took to her beau's website to announce her engagement with a poem, to which Ohanian replied: "And you made me the happiest man on the planet." She also announced the news of her pregnancy via a picture of her baby bump on Snapchat on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
There were, however, shock defeats for seventh seed Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded 11th and playing in his first competition this year.