Italian women champions win their second tennis Fed Cup

by Daniela Domenici

pennetta and schiavoneIt has just finished the third and last match of the women tennis Fed Cup which has been disputed on the red-clay fields of “Rocco Polimeni” tennis club in Reggio Calabria.

Our athletes, trained by Corrado Barazzuti, have literally “teased” the American colleagues with a neat and clear 3 to 0; yesterday our n°1, Flavia Pennetta, had begun “to fight” beating Alexia Glatch with the final result of 6-3, 6-1; after her it was up to Francesca Schiavone to defeat Melanie Oudin, notwithstanding the rain which has compelled to stop the match twice, with the result of 7-6, 6-2.

Few hours ago Flavia Pennetta has completed the American “defaillance” beating Melanie Oudin with the final result of 7-5, 6-2, so conquering the third and last point necessary to win the Cup and making the forth match of Schiavone and the double of Errani-Vinci not influential for the victory.

So Italy of “pink” tennis gets her second Fed Cup, the equivalent of Davis Cup for men,  after the one won in 2006 against Belgium.


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