A Brief History of Italian Tennis

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After several years in the doldrums, Italian tennis is in the ascendancy again. First, Turin successfully secured the rights to succeed London as the host city of the ATP Tour Finals from 2021 to 2025 (at least). Then, the fabulous Fabio Fognini, the great modern-day Italian master of clay-court tennis, won the biggest title of […] READ MORE


Tennis Says Goodbye To Italian ‘Leonessa’ Francesca Schiavone

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Earlier this week, Francesca Schiavone, former world No. 4 and Roland Garros Champion in 2010, announced her retirement from tennis to focus on coaching career. There could be endless ways to describe Francesca Schiavone, from her unique grunts during play to the amazing duzzle she has put in every match played throughout her 20-year-career, which […] READ MORE






Francesca Schiavone Should Not Retire Despite Early Grand Slam Losses

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Francesca Schiavone’s 6-1 6-2 loss in the opening round of the US Open was her third consecutive first round loss at a Grand Slam. All of them have come in straight sets, against Svetlana Kuznetsova in New York, Simona Halep at Wimbledon and Kiki Mladenovic at Roland Garros. Moreover, earlier this year, she lost in the second […] READ MORE