NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Italy takes 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup
It was a great Fed Cup day for Italy. Flavia Pennetta defeated Amelie Mauresmo, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, and Francesco Schiavone defeated Alize Cornet, 6-1, 2-6, 8-6. Pennetta came back from a set and a break down and forced a tiebreak. During the tiebreak, she was up 5-1, and eventually had two set points at 6-4, which she lost. However, she went on to win the tiebreak, 9-7. Pennetta, by the way, was down 1-4 in the third set, and won five straight games.