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Unhappy Italians and the top 10...

Silvia Farina Elia and Francessca Schiavone were both about a match away from being the top ten.
both hit number 11.
now Farina Elia is retired & Schiavone is out of the top 20.

is this an italian curse?
has there ever been an italian in the top 10?

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Re: Italians and the top 10...

I dont want an Italian to ever make top 10
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Re: Italians and the top 10...

it's a question that i always ask myself, i don't really know!!!! i am sure that an italian never made it throught the top 10, but they got soooooooooooooooooooooooooo close!!!!!! i put my hopes in flavia pennetta and schiavone, they will be back from the injuries!
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Re: Italians and the top 10...

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it's a question that i always ask myself, i don't really know!!!! i am sure that an italian never made it throught the top 10, but they got soooooooooooooooooooooooooo close!!!!!! i put my hopes in flavia pennetta and schiavone, they will be back from the injuries!
Pennetta has a chance but Schiavone's game has peaked.

Franny has the spin and a surprisingly good first serve but she still doesn't know when exactly to come to net.
I would be surprised if she ever gets back to her career ranking.

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I dont want an Italian to ever make top 10

Why?

Because they'd be doing something Silvia didn't?
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Re: Italians and the top 10...

aww. they will do it someday : )

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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Re: Italians and the top 10...

Francesca was playing so well last year untill Mel South beat her

She should have won Sydney and prob a few other matches and thats why she hasn't been top 10. I can' see her getting back there the top 16 and top 20 is so rammed now.

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Oprandi went from #240 in 2005 to #46 at end of 2006. She's only 20 yrs old. Maybe she will be the next Italian hope.
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Sandra Cecchini peaked at about 14 I think.

Don't think there has been a top 10 Italian since the 80's
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I hope Santangelo does it. Her or Pennetta. Those are my fave Italians that I'm aware of.
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I think the only one who can do it now is Pennetta. I wish she'd stop getting injured

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Pennetta played 18 tourneys last year. Six (6) one third of her schedule was Tier 3 or 4.. She is not going to reach Top 10 with a schedule like that.
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I hope it happens...i would for Oprandi to do it


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Re: Italians and the top 10...

I think the bigger question is if we'll ever see a good looking italian tennis player
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