Italy v USA Live
February 9th through the 10th, Italy and the USA will face off at the 105 Stadium in Rimini, Italy, and these two teams have been playing since the Fed Cup was established. Their first match was in the very first edition of the Fed Cup, which was in 1963. In that event, the USA took the win 3 to 0 and then they won the first nine meetings that the two nations had after that, but Italy was able to come back later on and take some wins of their own. Italy was able to beat the USA in the final in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Italy lost their top spot last year when they lost to Czech Republic in the semifinals 4-1. That was the second year in a row that they got beat at the semifinals. The USA had Serena and Venus Williams back which means that they have a team to beat. The nominations for Italy are Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Karin Knapp and Nastassia Burnett and the captain is Corrado Barazzutti. As for the USA they have Varvara Lepchenko, Jamie Hampton and Melanie Oudin as well as Liezel Huber. The team captain is Mary Joe Fernandez.
Posted: 7th November 2009
The Fed Cup final is November 7th and 8th with the United States Of America and Italy facing off to see who will becoming world group champions for 2009. It will be played at the Circolo del Tennis in Reggio Calabria, Italy on red clay outdoor courts. This will be interesting because thus far Italy hasn't been able to beat the US in a Fed Cup. You can watch this tournament live by getting your membership. Simply click on the banners on this page and sign up and you'll get instant access to live feeds in high quality video right from the courts.
Let's introduce you to your players. Captaining the US team is Mary Jo Fernandez with the roster including Serena Willams, Melanie Oudin, Alexa Glatch and Leizel Huber. We then go over to Italy, whose team consists of Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Shiavone, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, and the Italian team is Captained by Corrado Barrazzutti. To win both of their ties this year the US defeated Argentina and the Czech Republic and this will be the American's first final since 2003, but heading into win its 18th title, last one being won in 2000.
As for Italy, this is almost a common occurrence, making it to the final, as they have done so three times in the past four years. If they win the title this year it will make for a total of two, last one against Belgium in the 2006 Fed Cup. This is going to be an amazing tournament and on that you won't want to miss. You can watch this tournament from anywhere in the world right from your PC or Laptop in high quality, uninterrupted coverage. Simply click on the banners on this page to get started. The Fed Cup between Italy and the US starts on November 7th.
Tags: Italy, USA, 105 Stadium, Fed Cup, Venus Williams, Sara Errani, United States Of America, Serena Willams, Flavia Pennetta
Posted: 9th February 2013
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