The biggest upset in history of tennis, as Vinci face Penetta in US Open final159 views
NEW YORK: Italy’s 43rd ranked Roberta Vinci stunned World No.1 defending champion Serena Williams 6-2, 4-6, 4-6 in the semi-finals of US Open, when she was only two steps away for rewriting history at Flushing Meadows.
It has been called as the biggest upset in the history of tennis, after winning the Australian Open in January, French Open in June and Wimbledon in July. She was going to create the history after a quarter of century for becoming the first tennis player to win a calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graff in 1988, but instead she lost the semi-final of years last Major title from an unseeded Italian. It was Vinci’s first ever Grand Slam semi-final and on Saturday for sure she will play her first Grand Slam final.
On the other hand, the No.2 seed in the US Open Romania’s Simona Halep was also shocked by another unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta in two straight sets 6-1, 6-3 who will also play her first Grand Slam final. The 26th ranked Flavia will face her country-mate Vinci in all-Italian US Open final o Saturday.
The 33 year-old Pennetta is playing her 49th Grand Slam and she has only qualified for quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows six times in last seven years. She took only 59 minutes to defeat Halep and to qualify for her first Major final.
After winning the match Pennetta said that she had never thought for coming so far in the tournament, but today she thinks its amazing as she had played really well. She further said that she just try to play match by match and doesn’t worries about the draws, she only try to maintain her focus when she is in the court and that is why she is very happy today.