Thursday, January 21, 2010

That Fed Cup spirit is still alive

There are now 32 women remaining in the Australian Open draws, and five of them are Italian. Francesca Schiavone, Sara Errani, Alberta Brianti, Tathiana Garbin, and Roberta Vinci have all made it into the third round. Only Italy's top player, 12th seed Flavia Pennetta, is out, removed from competition by Yanina Wickmayer.

Brianti upset 21st seed Sabine Lisicki in the second round, and will play 13th seed Sam Stosur next. Schiavone will play 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, and Garbin will play 7th seed Victoria Azarenka. Errani gets wild card Wickmayer, and Vinci will play Maria Kirilenko.

Nice job, Italy!

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