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You can't say Francesca Schiavone lacks a sense of humour! With a double bagel on the cards at 0-6 0-2, Schiavone looked for consolation from an unlikely source... the ball boy (or is that man?)! I guess when you are playing an in-form Serena Williams it's best not to get too upset about these things. The hug kind of worked for Schiavone, as she avoided the double bagel to lose 6-0 6-1.
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Serena Williams beat Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the U.S. Open so soundly on Monday that the loser requested a playful, comforting hug from a surprised ball boy. Williams played Schiavone Monday —and she wasn't so easy on the Italian tennis phenom. Williams, the top-seeded player and defending U.S. Open champion, crushed Schiavone 6-0, 6-1, winning...
Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open, her opponent really needed a hug.
So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams' 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace.
It was that kind of evening for Schiavone, an often-demonstrative player...
Francesca Schiavone had a tough day on Monday. She drew Serena Williams in the opening round of the US Open, and the match went as many anticipated it would. Williams defeated Schiavone 6-0, 6-1. Realizing that she was totally out of it at one point, Schiavone decided she needed a hug. The 33-year-old Italian startled […]
US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 8, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Monday, August 26, 2013 WTASingles – First Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 60 61 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 61 62 (5) Li Na (CHN) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 62 62 (8) […]