Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti also picked Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci on Wednesday to play in the best-of-five home series on an indoor hard court in Ostrava on April 21-22.
Schiavone, who won at Roland Garros in 2010, is at No. 12 in the WTA rankings. Pennetta is at No. 24, while Vinci has climbed to No. 18 and Errani No. 33.