I was going to call this a Fed-style Tweener in the headline. After all, the running between-the-legs passing shot is kind of Roger’s signature. But after watching Francesca Schiavone pull this off against Alona Bondarenko today at the US Open, I decided that this was pure Schiavone. Forza Francesca!
She confirmed my own instincts after the match, when she admitted to hitting the tweener shot “many times.” “The instinct decides to play this shot.” she said. “And after of course, you feel fantastic.”
She’s just so cool.
She beat A-Bond 6-1, 7-5 and will face Anastasia Pavyluchenkova in the next round.