Schiavone Video clip Rating: / five
Wins and defeats are parts and parcel of the game, but, the sportsman spirit should always be there. However, a few people quite clearly don’t believe in this and one of them is the emerging youngster from China Miss Lin Zhu.
The other day at Indian wells, Lin Zhu was playing against Francesca Schiavone. In the second set of that match, she was wrongly awarded a point by the chair umpire who was probably not focussed enough on the court proceedings.
But, Lin knew quite well that she did not deserve that point as the ball that she had hit had already touched the ground before going to the other side of the court. But, she preferred keeping silence rather than going to the umpire and tell him what had actually happened.
Schiavone even urged her to admit to the umpire that it was not a fair call, but, the teenager refused. She obviously did not want to lose the opportunity of winning that second set and getting levelled with her much senior opponent.
Schiavone was absolutely furious. She could not believe that Lin was lying plain and simple. She kept telling the Chinese player that what she had done was against the spirit of the game and she should not have done that at all. Read more »
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Schiavone Video Ranking: 4 / five
Francesca Schiavone will be taking part in the ASB Classic tennis tournament as a wild card entrant.
The veteran Italian has seen herself dropping down in the singles rankings on a frequent basis in the recent times.
She is 79th in the world at the moment.
However, her popularity is the same even at this stage of her career. She is one of the most entertaining players and people from all over the world like watching her play. That’s why; the organizers were quite keen to get her to Auckland. Her presence would be beneficial for the tournament there. Read more »