Re: 2015 Fed Cup World Group QF: Italy vs France
My previous post was after all right, "almost" done.
The point is that sometimes "almost" is not enough, and this is one of that times.
Mauresmo made an hat trick, choosing Kristina Mladenovic instead of a frustrated Cornet for the first single of the day, and the young and powerful Mladenovic, free from metal issues, outpowered easily an always more confused Errani, 6-4 6-3.
This was enough to change the momemtum of the match: Garcia, that looked mentally weak yesterday, this time was almost perfect, with a lethal amount of aces, and on the other side Giorgi failed to maintain the precision of the first match, making a lot of errors and double faults. Even if the first set went to Giorgi, the rest of the match was without story, 4-6 6-0 6-2.
At this point what on paper was the strong point of Italy, the double, immediately appeared a weak one: on one side two young and tall girls coming from two clear victories, on the other side two small and not-so-young girls frustrated.
Almost a merciless slaughter, what was once the strongest double, undefeated on Fed Cup, lost 1-6 2-6.
Game over, a well deserved triumph for France, heroine of the day a practically perfect Mladenovic, fantastic move by Mauresmo.
Regrets from the Italian side? Not really, apart beeing sad to see a strong duo, Errani-Vinci, fade out.