NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Defending champion Italy off to a great start
In Fed Cup World Group semifinal play, defending champion Italy now leads the Czech Republic 2-0. Flavia Pennetta defeated Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 7-5, and Francesca Schiavone defeated Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-2. It has been raining in Rome, the site of the Italy-Czeck Republic semifinal, which is makes the red clay even slower than usual--something the Italians don't mind at all.