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Francesca Schiavone

WATCH: Serena's Foe Needed A Hug

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

Francesca Schiavone needed points. She settled for a hug. Finding herself on the wrong end of a dominant performance by Serena Williams in the ope...

Serena Dominates

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the U.S. Open, her opponent really wanted a hug. So midway through the second ...

Unseeded Tamir Paszek Pulls Off Stunning Upset At Wimbledon

Posted 08.25.2011 | Sports

Austria's Tamira Paszek, an unseeded underdog, defeated No. 6 Francesca Schiavone at the All England Club on Saturday, pulling off one of the biggest ...

Li Na Wins French Open Title

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.04.2011 | Sports

PARIS — As China's Li Na tossed the ball while serving at match point in the French Open final, a cry from a fan in the stands pierced the silen...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York
Len Berman

We try to deal with all the major issues in sports, such as, does sex help or hurt before a big game? According to French Open champ Francesca Schiavone, "For a woman, sex before a match... is fantastic."

Djokovic Extends Winning Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.23.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Shhhhhh! Don't say a word. Novak Djokovic is perfect so far in 2011, and superstition demands silence, lest he be jinxed. Djokovic hims...

Francesca Schiavone Wins 2010 French Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — For more than a decade as a professional tennis player, and nearly 30 years as a person, Francesca Schiavone waited and worked to reach ...

Did Elena Dementieva quit or was she injured at French Open?

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paula Duffy

During Thursday's semi-final match against Italy's Francesca Schiavone, Elena Dementieva lost the first set in a tie-breaker. Nothing to be ashamed ab...