No Rome wild card for Schiavone

Even though Francesca Schiavone was the first Italian woman in history to win a major (the 2010 French Open) and helped Italy win three Fed Cups, the Italian Open won’t give the 36-year-old a main-draw wild card in her farewell season. She’s had her share … time to go younger, director Sergio Palmieri says. Bla, bla bla. Who’s getting them? Sara Errani and Maria Sharapova; both are 30 this month. Sharapova is returning from a doping suspension. Schiavone’s revenge? She won the WTA tournament in Bogotá Saturday – on red clay.


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