Feb 3rd, 2003, 03:17 PM
Hi everybody, there's an all Italian 1st round clash in the Open Gaz de France, Paris this week.
I don't think Rita has ever beaten Silvia, maybe this will be the day ;)
Good luck to both players, I hope the best one on the day wins.
Feb 4th, 2003, 04:50 PM
Indeed she hadn't until today. :bounce:
Rita GRANDE (ITA) v Silvia FARINA ELIA (ITA)
1999 Madrid Clay (O) 16 Silvia FARINA ELIA 2-6 4-6
2002 Tokyo Carpet (I) 16 Silvia FARINA ELIA 5-7 4-6
Silvia FARINA ELIA (ITA) leads 2 : 0
But Rita won. :p It's Dementieva in the second round.
Feb 5th, 2003, 12:56 PM
Yeah what a great win for Rita, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for another good performance tomorrow against Elena.
Every point Rita picks up between now and the Italian Open in May is a bonus as she has very little to defend from last year. :bounce: