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Schiavone hugs ball boy during loss to Serena

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...
Via The Other Paper
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Schiavone Looks To A Ball Boy For Comfort

Business Insider 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...
Via Onthegotennis
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Schiavone wins 6th career title

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone won her first title in nearly a year Sunday, beating Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-1, 6-3 in the Grand Prix SAR final. The sixth-seeded Schiavone was dominant in the first set, breaking the Spaniard twice and not facing a single break point. Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion now ranked 48th, celebrated her first victory since winning...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

American teen Stephens beats Schiavone at US Open

American teenager Sloane Stephens upset 22nd-seeded Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Stephens won 6-3, 6-4 against the 2010 French Open champion. Stephens has advanced to at least the third round at three of her last four Grand Slam events. She's ranked a career-best 44th. At 3-3 in the second set, Stephens broke Schiavone...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Schiavone saves four match points in win

Francesca Schiavone saved four match points to beat Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (8) at the Unicef Open on Wednesday. The 2010 French Open champion served 14 double-faults and fell behind 6-2 in the decisive tiebreaker before rallying back to win it 10-8. Schiavone, who beat fifth-seeded Maria Kirilenko in the first round, earned a quarterfinal against Kim Clijsters...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Schiavone advances in Strasbourg, other seeds fall

Second-seeded Francesca Schiavone eased into the second round of the Strasbourg International after beating Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday, while three other seeded players lost. The former French Open champion broke Cadantu's serve six times and will play qualifier Mirjana Lucic of Croatia, who rallied to beat Britain's Anne Keothavong 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. ...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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