As expected, Team Italy is well on its way to hoisting the Fed Cup after two straight set wins by Flavia and Tranny.
It didn't take much from Flavia to beat Glatch 3 and 1 in a little over an hour. I really don't know why Alexa says clay is her favorite surface. She. Can. Not. Move. Solid match from Flavia, who constructed points and used the slow clay to perfection. Nothing Glatch could do, really. She was just completely out of her league on this one.
The key match was Franny vs. Melanie. Franny's been on a roll lately and Melanie, well, she's well-rested and a fighter. She's proven us wrong before.
But not this time. Mel came blasting out of the gate and held a 4-2 lead before rain suspended play and the wheels came off the Believe Train. She'd get broken and would drop the tiebreaker and the second set, 62.
So Italy has their 2-0 lead and it's all smiles times for the Poker Team.