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Italy's team triumphed in Fed Cup for the third time in history 

Italy's team triumphed in Fed Cup for the third time in history


Flavia Pennetta have a 6:1, 6:2 over 18-year-old Coco Vandevege and bring second consecutive Cup tournament in Italy Fed Cup (unofficial world team tennis tournament for women). This is the third title in a total history of Italians, who won the final game in San Diego with a 3-1 win. Last year the two teams met again in the final match and then the Azzurri won with 4:0 and with this year's trophy they already have three in the last five years. For the second consecutive year, the captain of the United States Mary Joe Fernandez could not rely on nurses Venas and Serena Williams, who are injured.

Team Italy won its first two matches in singles and led to 2:0, but Melanie Oden back the hopes of American fans in the stands after being beat Francesca Skiavone 6:3, 6:1.

During the weekend Pennetta won both their matches after the first beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands with 7:6 (7:4), 6:2. Sight of the legend Billie Jean King, the young Coco Vandevege first serve samples of Pennetta, but then experienced Italian has won six consecutive games and truimfira a convincing 6:1. In the second set Vandevege go the same way lead with 40:0, but then double faults allowed Pennetta to reverse the course of the meeting. Finally, in the second match-Point 18-year-old American with Belgian roots sent the ball from the backhand into outs, which proved enough for Pennetta to lift his hands triumphantly.

In the first match of the second day 19-year-old Oden was the choice of Mary Joe Fernandez after unconvincing presentation of Mattek-Sands against Pennetta. However impose its will with a good return of serve and won the last three games in pIrwin set for the final 6:3. It continued in the same spirit in the first three games of the second set to win. Skiavone won for the first time his serve in the fourth game of that set, but then again demonstrates Oden solid game and took the remaining three.

Results of the second day in the singles final of the Fed Cup:

USA - Italy 1:3

Coco Vandevege-Flavia Pennetta - 1:6, 2:6

Melanie Oden, Francesca Skiavone - 6:3, 6:1

Coco Vandevege - Francesca Skiavone - 2:6, 4:6

Bethanie Mattek-Sands - Flavia Pennetta - 6:7 (4), 2:6

Note. U.S. gymnasts are listed first

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