Seeing as Adriana Serra Zanetti basically kept them in the event in an earlier round I think it's a shame they don't have a place for her.
Oct 26th, 2002, 03:36 PM
I think this is the best team, and I hope Francesca will be the second single player together with Silvia. Francesca is much more a fighter than Rita, and she proved it at the last Hopman Cup.
Silvia & Roberta should play the double, so Rita will be watching :rolleyes:
Adriana has been is a terrible form and at the moment she does not deserve to play.
GO ITALY :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I think the winner of the Fed Cup will come out of the Italy vs Czek match
Oct 26th, 2002, 09:07 PM
Oct 28th, 2002, 09:38 AM
I wouldn't exactly say that Francesca is in the best form right now, Rita's had some decent results in the European indoor season, so it's a close call who will be the 2nd singles player
Oct 28th, 2002, 11:55 PM
I think Italy have a very strong team!
Oct 29th, 2002, 08:00 AM
MirjanaLfan, I agree.
Oct 29th, 2002, 08:39 AM
Oct 29th, 2002, 11:35 AM
Go Francesca Schiavone!!!
GO ITALY!!! :D :D :D TI AMO
Oct 29th, 2002, 03:49 PM
CJ1, I know Francesca did not show good form the whole year, I was expecting her to break the top 20 and she is down to 40...
but also Rita was quite disappointing after last year success.
I really thought she would keep that form, and she did not.
Besides this, I believe Francesca is much more a fighter than Rita, this is the main reason why I prefer Francesca. I love Rita too, but I cannot see Rita beating any of the slovaks. Francesca can beat a top 10 player when she is on !
Oct 29th, 2002, 04:36 PM
You're right Francesca is more of a fighter and does well when playing for her country.
But the recent indoor records of Rita and Francesca show that Rita is in the better current form, plus she did take Hantuchova to 3 close sets in Leipzig
Oct 29th, 2002, 06:57 PM
The draw is out and Francesca will play instead of Rita, as I expected (sorry CJ1!!!). I agree with Barazzutti's decision, I hope it was the right one....I feel sorry for Rita though
Oct 29th, 2002, 09:24 PM
Forza Italia! :bounce:
Oct 30th, 2002, 09:04 AM
I'm glad that I couldn't go now, I'm sad for Rita :( she was looking forward to playing
Oct 30th, 2002, 07:02 PM
me too :sad: but well Franesco won .... congrats to her! Great fight!