Tennis Buzz #2, the tennis week in review

As expected (read our Fed Cup final preview here), Italy successfully defended its Fed Cup title on Sunday by beating USA 3-1.
The only surprise of the week end was Mary Joe Fernandez decision to choose Coco Vandeweghe over Melanie Oudin to play singles on Saturday. A pretty bad coaching decision as Vandeweghe looked like a fish out of the water and lost her 2 matches against Schiavone and Pennetta in straight sets.
It is Italy’s third Fed Cup trophy in five years. Congrats to Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani.

The women’s season is definitely over: Ana Ivanovic captured the last tournament of the year in Bali. And she’s finally back in the top 20.

For the best men players, the season is all but over, especially for Djokovic who will try to hold his title in Paris Bercy, win the Masters in London and try to conquer the Davis Cup against France in December.
Speaking of Davis Cup, a very bad news for the french team: their best player, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is out for the rest of the season, due to a knee injury.

I will spend two days in Paris this week for the Paris Bercy Masters. Hope to come back with lots of photos and videos, so stay tuned!
You can also watch the tournament online on tennistv.com.

And to conclude this Tennis Buzz #2 in beauty: Stefan Edberg beat Marat Safin to win the Champions Series title in Grand Cayman. It was the first match ever between the two former number one and the older prevailed. If you’re a fan of the Serve and Volley Maestro, check out Mauro’s website: STE…fans – fan tribute to the great Stefan Edberg.

Tournaments results:
Bali: Ivanovic def Kleybanova 6-2, 7-6(5)
Valencia: Ferrer def Granollers 7-5, 6-3
Basel: Federer def Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

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