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My gosh what is going on with Italian women's tennis???

Old veterans Farina and Grande are at their highest ranking ever.

Serra-Zanetti made the QF at OZ and seems to be playing great.

Schiavone looks like she's about to be a top 20 player, maybe even better.

Garbin comes in and out, but had wins over Seles and Henin last year.

Plus others like Camerin, Vinci.

They could be a real force in Fed Cup. Are they still fighting with the federation?
 

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'Jen Capriati is also Italian'

Half-Italian, she's also half-Swedish, but as we aLL know the Italian is the better half.
 

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Swedish?!! Is her mum Swedish?? I didn't know that !! :eek: WOW! Cool ...
 

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yes, they're still fighting.
Tones have sweetened a little bit, but they're still in the battlefield.
We'll see who'll play the Fed Cup.
My guess is that Raffaella Reggi will sort things out.

Oh, pasta was good also for Davide Sanguinetti who took Milan last week!
:)

And i had pasta, too, some hours ago, at dinner.
Rigatoni with basilico.
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way, do people in Italy realize all the success the Italian women have had?

Two players in the top 25.
Two grand slam quarterfinalists in the last 12 months..
Yes, and I was very happy for Davide also!
 

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'What's in the pasta???'

Maybe it's the egg.....
 

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The egg?
What egg?
No eggs in the pasta (unless is "pasta all'uovo")

Where did yuo learn to make pasta?
In Germany?
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Mishar,
it would be a long story.
No, we are not that happy.
All due respect to Italian girls, it goes without saying.
But Italy had Lea Pericoli (not a great player, but at least a rola model) and, above all, Adriano Panatta and the Davis Cup winning team of the seventies.
Nobody is really happy with the state of Italian Tennis down here.

Yes, a terrible Federation has palyed its role, too many changes in the driving cabin also (Panatta, Galgani, Bertolucci) but the point is a nation which is (was???) :-((( used to success can't cope with bad days.
And these are bad days for Italian Tennis, trust me.
Courts are empty and even big tournaments aren't covered by media 'cos nobody follows them.
I saw Sanguinetti on Eurosport as if it were a "foreign" sport.
No Italian Channel (we got eleven, only counting national ones) broadcast it.

No Farina or Garbin or Grande can quench our thirst, at least for now.
If one of them wins Roland Garros, maybe....
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Jen is also part-Kenyan as I heard that her parents conceived her while they were there on a stopover to India for their honeymoon sometime in 1973. :rolleyes: ;)
 

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hahaha Aloysius ... :)


Personally I think it's the GNOCCI that's bringing them all up... or maybe the CLAM SAUCE!!!

:p :D :p ;) (I'm in a silly mood )
 

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'The egg?
What egg?
No eggs in the pasta (unless is "pasta all'uovo")

Where did you learn to make pasta?
In Germany?'

Why don't you say no eggs with the pasta rather than no eggs IN the pasta. Pasta is made with flour/semolina, (((E*G*G*S))), water, salt and olive-oil, why don't you try making some, like many Italian-Americans such as my family does, instead of buying it at the store, you might learn something.
 
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