Italy’s Flavia Pennetta went home with the US Open Women’s title after defeating childhood friend Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the final.
Roberta Vinci, who reached the final after defeating Serena Williams, was a favorite to win the title at Flushing Meadows. However, Pennetta had other plans. After a tough fought first set, Pennetta managed to take it home with a score of 7-6. The second set seemed more comfortable for Pennetta as she won it 6-2.
Pennetta Retires After US Open Win
Pennetta shocked everyone after her win when she announced her retirement.
“Sometimes it’s getting hard for me to compete. I don’t feel to have this power anymore sometimes. So this is the perfect moment. Was a really hard decision to make, but I’m happy that I did it. I’m really happy and proud of myself,” Pennetta said.
The 33-year old almost quit two years earlier due to injury but later came back and eventually won her first Grand Slam. She is also the oldest First-time grand slam winner in the Open era of Tennis.
Vinci, meanwhile expressed her reason for defeat.
“I was tired. Especially the first set,” She said.
Vinci had to play Serena just one day before the Final with Pennetta and it ended up working against her. In the men’s final, Roger Federer is all set to face Novak Djokovic.
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