I need grasscourt tips from Federer: Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone can offer plenty of ideas about how to succeed on clay. When it comes to grass, however, she has only one suggestion - ask Federer.

Li puts Asia on grand slam map with win

China`s Li Na beats defending champion Francesca Schiavone to lift French Open Women`s Title.

Power alone is not enough on clay, says Schiavone

While the women`s game is becoming more and more power-based in recent years, simply bludgeoning the ball across the net will not be enough to win the French Open.

Schiavone defeats Bartoli, faces Li in Paris final

Francesca Schiavone shattered Marion Bartoli`s hopes of becoming just the second Frenchwoman in the Open era to reach the Roland Garros final.

Battling Schiavone reaches French Open semi-finals

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone battled from a set and 4-1 down to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the French Open semi-finals

Schiavone stays on course at French Open

Francesca Schiavone`s love affair with Roland Garros continued as she dug deep to defeat Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

Wozniacki, Schiavone progress despite fickle French Open fans

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and defending champion Francesca Schiavone ignored the fickle favours of the French Open crowd to reach the third round on Wednesday.

No sweat for Schiavone on Roland Garros return

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone swept into the French Open second round on Monday, as top seed Caroline Wozniacki prepared to open her campaign against Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm.

Schiavone and Wozniacki make Rome last eight

Francesca Schiavone set up a repeat of last year`s French Open final against Samantha Stosur in the Italian Open quarter-finals.

Schiavone doesn`t blame fatigue for tennis defeat

Superfit Italian Francesca Schiavone refused to blame fatigue for her narrow quarter-final loss to Caroline Wozniacki, despite playing for nearly five hours two days earlier.

Schiavone wins longest women’s major match

One of the players was so exhausted she forgot who was serving. The other kept checking the ticking clock on center court and thinking to herself, “Brava, Francesca!”

Italy opens defence of Fed Cup with pair of wins

Defending champion Italy seized a commanding 2-0 lead over the United States in the final of the Fed Cup with a pair of straight-set wins by Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone Saturday.

Age just a number for French Open champ Schiavone

Grand slam success came late for Francesca Schiavone but the Italian always knew she had the heart of a champion.

Schiavone halts Date Krumm`s Tokyo run

French Open champion Francesca Schiavone ended 40-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm`s dream run at the Pan Pacific Open with a 6-3 6-3 third round victory on Wednesday.

Williams left carrying American hopes at US Open

Venus Williams beat Schiavone to become first player through to semi-finals.

Clijsters, Schiavone reach US Open quarter-finals

Kim Clijsters and Francesca Schiavone advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Schiavone wants copy of her "Federer" shot

French Open champion Francesca Schiavone said she wants a DVD copy of the Roger Federer-like trick shot she produced on her way to the fourth round of the US Open on Friday.

Schiavone wins all-Italian clash at US Open

French Open champion Francesca Schiavone eased through her all-Italian second-round encounter with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Maria Elena Camerin at the US Open on Wednesday.

Schiavone gets speedy win as US Open underway

French Open winner Francesca Schiavone made light work of her first round opponent as the US Open began under brilliant blue skies at Flushing Meadows on Monday with five former champions set to play.

Schiavone eases into US Open second round

Italy`s Francesca Schiavone eased into the second round of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Japan`s Ayumi Morita on Monday.