by Alain Chivilò
Great, awesome performance by the Italian national team at the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup) 2023.
Boxing has little to do with tennis, except in nuances that must be read in the individual player and not in the sport itself. However, it can be written and said that the Azzurre knocked out their opponents with authority and peremptorily.
After the stops in Asia, the Italian players returned home and made themselves available to the Italian Tennis Federation and Italy, trying to fight the presumed adversaries who would shortly thereafter be heard, seen and met. The performances of Trevisan, Paolini, Stefanini and Bronzetti in the last month have been the best of the season.
Tennis played by Martina Trevisan, Jasmine Paolini, Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Lucia Bronzetti, Lucrezia Stefanini captained by Tathiana Garbin was punctual and incisive, reducing unforced errors as much as possible. On the court it’s necessary to win and the opponents proved to be inferior, even if initially France could have been the underdogs although their players were declining in performance.
The Final appears on a silver platter, but it must always be played against the unprecedented Canada, which should not be underestimated. Leylah Annie Fernandez could make a difference or not, given the energy expended so far.
In the roll of honor as victories in the competition between the two: Italy 4.
©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo