WIMBLEDON, England -- Bets are now being taken as to who strikes the first volley. Nothing capsulizes "Big Babe Tennis," as NBC tennis analyst Mary Carillo describes the modern era, as well as Saturday's Wimbledon women's final between Maria ... SI.com, 4 days ago
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That's it, I give up. In the wake of rampant chaos in the women's draw, I was hoping at least Francesca Schiavone could hold up her end, just to preserve the elements of style and panache in a U.S. Open gone bland. No such luck; the gallant ...SI.com, 4 days ago
It has long been ESPN's intention to dominate coverage of the Grand Slam events, and as the Australian Open hits its first-week stride, we're seeing clear-cut evidence of the plan. Tennis Channel remains a vibrant entry, with a measure of live ...SI.com, 4 days ago High marks for early French Open TV coverage, no matter the station SI.com, 4 days ago
So the aftermath for Francesca Schiavone , apparently, goes something like this in the realm of television and marketing: "Nice story, good for Italy, that's about it, let's move on." Simple-minded, I say. That French Open final provided some of ...SI.com, 4 days ago
Ten things I'd like to see as the 2011 tennis year unfolds: 1. Serena Williams comes back in top shape. She's the first to admit that she's not Venus, that she puts on weight easily, that her body type is best described as "bootylicious." But ...SI.com, 4 days ago
The scores made it seem so ordinary -- 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 -- but the Caroline Wozniacki-Francesca Schiavone quarterfinal was a beacon of contrast at the Australian Open and the ultimate showcase for women's tennis. We may not see anything like it, with ...SI.com, 4 days ago
There isn't a more sublime, proper setting for a summertime outdoor tournament than San Diego. Perfect weather, a bit of ocean breeze, simply the best of all worlds at the La Costa resort in nearby Carlsbad. What a shame to see its annual U.S. Open ...SI.com, 4 days ago
Former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone has been given a wildcard into the New Zealand international women's tennis tournament next month. The Italian won the coveted French title in 2010 and her presence in the main draw at the ASB Classic ...Stuff.co.nz, 4 days ago Schiavone added to ASB Classic field Yahoo!Xtra, 4 days ago Tennis: Grand Slam winner joins Classic New Zealand Herald, 5 days ago
Over rate concerns Boof at Gabba Test December 18, 7:05 am Smith endures bad first day as skipper December 18, 7:05 am Schiavone added to ASB Classic field December 18, 7:01 am Trotting club invites Katy Parry to watch her namesake ...Yahoo!Xtra, 4 days ago
Organisers of the 2015 ASB Classic are pleased to announce the tournament's final guaranteed wild card - Italy's Francesca Schiavone. The former world number four became Italy's first ever Grand Slam Champion when she defeated Sam Stosur at Roland ...Yahoo!Xtra, 5 days ago Another Grand Slam Champion to contend for the ASB Classic Scoop, 5 days ago
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