Saturday, April 17, 2010

Schiavone wins Barcelona...Italians keep rolling

Two weeks ago, an Italian won the singles title in Marbella, and a pair of Italians won the doubles title. Today, Francesca Schiavone won the championship in Barcelona, defeating defending defending champion (and Italian) Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1. Sara Errani and Vinci, who won the doubles title in Marbella, also won the championship in Barcelona. They defeated Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin 6-1, 3-6, 10-2.

The Barcelona title is Schiavone's third on the tour.


Sunny said...

It is interesting that Schiavone will be 30 in June and has won all three of her titles late in her career-well at a later age. Her first one came in 2007 and then last year in 2009 before the one this weekend. Any ideas why? Do you know more about her game than I do that would make sense of these late wins?

Diane said...

As far as I could tell, it was mental with Schiavone. She had trouble closing big matches until later in her career.