Andiamo Italia!!! RG Womens Singles QFs

Fratelli d’Italia, l’Italia, s’é desta….*

Aww Franny, you do pure joy so fucking well

Italian BAMF Francesca Schiavone took out porridge in human form Blahroline in straights to become the first Italian chick in over 50 years to reach a Slam semi. Franny will now also reach the Top 10 for the first time in her career.

She’s clearly elated. Badass :’)

She’ll now face…

injured Lena, who beat an even more injured Nads in a shitfest of a match.

Nadia’s loss mean that Lena will now be the only Russian chick in the Top 10. WTF?

However, it also means that my girlcrush, bella Flavietta will re-enter the Top 10!


Tomorrow’s OOP;

*every time I hear Fratelli d’Italia I almost tear up. I’m not even nearly fucking Italian. That is one BAMF national anthem.

This post is dedicated to the lovely Maz and Samy, aka @centac. Fierce Italian bella chica ❤


Flavs Blasts Past Franny, Wicky Downs Shahar

The semi finals of the ASB Classic in Auckland took place Friday, with HSM fave Flavia Pennetta taking on her bestie Francesca Schiavone and USO semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer taking on the much maligned Shahar Peer.

In the first match of the day, Wicky took on Shahar Peer. It was an odd match, with both ladies playing well, but never at the same time. Wickmayer definitely outplayed Peer in the first set, her groundstrokes were cleanly struck and her serve was working well. In the second, however, Peer upped her game. Wicky got the essential break late in the second thanks to an uber dodgy line call. The crowd and Shahar both protested, but to no avail, and the chair umpire refused to over-rule. Hey Auckland! Get Hawkeye FFS! Anyways;  Wickmayer def. Peer, 6-4, 7-5.

Next up was HSM fave and DBO bringer Flavs against her compatriot Franny. We all know that Franny can play, and has an awesome grunt. However, Flavia played fucking unbelievably well.  Her serve was great, her backhand down the line was so good that I almost needed a post-coital ciggie afterwards, and she was just playing like a BAMF in general. In the end, she trounced Poor Francesca 6-3, 6-0.  Forza bella Flavia!

 Saturday OOP (Note: all times are Auckland local)

ASB Classic (Day Six) 

Saturday, January 9 

Centre Court 


KIA Motors Doubles Final – 1 Cara Black (ZIM)/Liezel Huber (USA) v Natalie Grandin (RSA)/Laura Granville (USA) 

followed by 

KIA Motors Singles Final – 1 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v 3-WC Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)