After a fantastic performance by Believe to completely destroy Fran (who let's face it, played like absolute shit), the pressure was on Flavi to pull out the win for Italy. Because as much as I think Sara and Roberta are badass and might cut you in a back alley, I fully believe that if you leave the tie in Liezel's hands, you will get cut. On court. Repeatedly.
So all credit to Flavia who faltered yesterday but was tough as nails today, playing with calmness and purpose to make Coco (who subbed in for an ailing BMS) look like a junior. Sure, you can hit the ball harder than me, kid, but can you do it consitently? Yeah, I didn't think so. 61 62, bitch. GIVE ME MY TROPHY.
Congrats, ladies. That's defending your title.
Please tell me Franny eats a box full of Wheaties out of that Cup in nothing but her boxers.
(Pics: Getty, Fed Cup Site)