Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone showed her fighting qualities as Italy beat Germany 2-1 at the Hopman Cup.
Francesca Schiavone of Italy hits a return against Tatjana Malek of Germany during their women's singles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth on January 2, 2013. Former French Open champion Schiavone showed her fighting qualities as Italy beat Germany 2-1.
Needing to win her singles match to keep Italy alive in the tie and the mixed-teams tournament, the world number 35 was a set and a break down while battling stomach pain against little-known German Tatjana Malek.
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