The highest team competition in women’s tennis, on the field the national teams of Italy and France
ALGHERO. Easter with the great international tennis in Sardinia: nine years after the historic final against Russia in Cagliari, the Fed Cup returns to the island, now Billie Jean King Cup, the highest team competition in women’s tennis. On the pitch, this time in Alghero, on 15 and 16 April, the national teams of Italy and France for a challenge that is worth access to the final stages of the Cup.
The most awaited is Camila Giorgi, number 33 in the world. With her there should be Jasmine Paolini, Martina Trevisan and Sara Errani. But beware of the French led by Alize Cornet, number 61 in the world, but destined to climb the rankings after the exploit at the Australian Open. Italy has won the Fed cup four times, the last time in Sardinia with a challenge decided by a Sara Errani victory: it ended 4-0 with a final party at the central court at the end of the doubles (won by Pennetta-Knapp ) after the result has already been purchased.
«Thanks to the Region and the Municipality – explains Angelo Binaghi, president of the Italian Tennis Federation – is a challenge that comes at a historical moment in which we are achieving extraordinary results on an individual level. And in which the padel is becoming a real social phenomenon ». Great events with the racket in Sardinia in the last three years: from the Davis Cup with South Korea in 2020, to the Atp 250 in Pula and Cagliari. For padel Sardinia, now a fixed stop of the World padel tour and the Cupra finals. Alghero – for years the scene of the appointments of the world wheelchair tennis circuit – will be home to a blue match for the second time: in 2007 Davis’s men’s national team won 4-1 over Luxembourg. (HANDLE).