Schiavone bests Mauresmo, knots Fed Cup semifinal
CASTELLANETA MARINA, Italy -- Francesca Schiavone produced an inspired performance to beat Amelie Mauresmo 7-5, 6-3 and bring Italy level at 1-1 in their Fed Cup semifinal with France on Saturday.
Mauresmo, who lost her Wimbledon crown last week after falling to Nicole Vaidisova in the fourth round, struggled with her serve in the breeze and struck several mishits.
"I am lacking victories a bit recently which has contributed to my loss of confidence," Mauresmo told a news conference.
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