Edwardsville High tennis coach Dave Lipe started the Edwardsville Futures pro tennis tournament in 2011. The opportunities opening from that decision have transcended the tennis courts. During that first year, a friendship formed between Lipe and Donato Campagnoli, an Italian tennis coach who entered a player in that inaugural Futures tournament....

  WTI Magazine #38    2014 July, 9Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   Despite the recent efforts of our soccer system to prove the contrary, Italy is still a sports power. Every week, somewhere in the world, there is always an Italian who does more than good, and often wins. On July 5 it was the turn of Sara Errani and Roberta...

Next month's Fed Cup match between the United States and Italy will be played in Brindisi, with both countries vying to return to the tournament's top tier. The best-of-five series will be played in the southern Italian city on April 18-19.   Led by Serena and Venus Williams, the Americans beat Argentina 4-1 in Buenos Aires last month t...

Lavazza announced details of a new global collaboration featuring tennis legend, Andre Agassi. The partnership positions Agassi as Lavazza's spokesperson for the world of tennis, and officially kicks off this years US Open with a special event and promotion for spectators, along with teasers taking place around New York City. The 120-year-old authe...

In its first year of a multi-year agreement with The United States Tennis Association (USTA), next week Lavazza will bring the flavor of authentic Italian coffee to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the hundreds of thousands of fans attending this year's US Open (August 31st to September 13th). To further support tennis, Lavazza...

The convocations for the play-offs and for the World Group's semifinals of the Fed Cup were issued today.   Captain Mary Joe Fernandez chose the four players that will face Italy in the play-offs in Brindisi, on the red clay, on the 18 and 19 of April. Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Alison Riske and Christina McHale were called. As for the...

by Sam Allard   Italy struck first blood at the FedCup tennis tournament this afternoon with two decisive wins beneath the gilded mezzanines of Cleveland's Public Auditorium downtown. In order to come away victorious, team USA will have to win all three matches tomorrow afternoon.   The United States' Christina McHale fought valiantly...

Italy will face either Spain or the Czech Republic in the April semi-finals after reaching the World Group's last four for the fourth consecutive year.   With veterans and Fed Cup stalwarts Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta all excusing themselves from the tie, captain Corrado Barazutti headed a team of relative unknowns, with w...

Oggi, in esclusiva per i lettori di livetennis, abbiamo intervistato Liam Caruana, poco conosciuto in Italia prima della vittoria dell'USTA International Spring Championships, torneo junior G1 disputatosi negli Stati Uniti, che lo ha reso "famoso" anche da questa parte dell'oceano.   Nato a Roma il 22 Gennaio del 199...

By Andrew Dampf   Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Brindisi native Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alis...