What a match! Roberta Vinci faced Flavia Pennetta in the 2015 US Open finals on Sept. 12, and it was epic! In an incredible game, Flavia defeated Roberta in a two set victory, 7-6 and 6-2. Congratulations, Flavia!
What an exiting finish to the 2015 US Open! Flavia Pennetta, 33, met fellow Italian, Roberta Vinci, 32, in the climax of the tennis tournament. After Flavia and Roberta upset the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world, we knew this would be an explosive ending. Flavia and Roberta didn’t disappoint. At the end of the match, Flavia stood victorious!
Flavia and Roberta closed out a memorable tournament with an amazing final match. They met at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens on Sept. 12, determined to take home the trophy. Neither woman would let the other win without a fight!
The first set was incredibly tense, and after Roberta won the first game, Flavia came back strong. Very strong. The women both stood their ground and put up a good fight, but Flavia won the first set 7-6. Flavia played even better in the second set, clearly playing off momentum and winning the first four games. Roberta attempted her comeback during the fifth game of the second set, making the score 1-4, and then winning another to make it 2-4. Flavia, however, closed out strong winning the next games and the final set, 6-2! This is Flavia’s first-ever Grand Slam singles win. Congrats!
Flavia and Roberta got to the finals after eliminating the tournament’s No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Flavia defeated Simona Halep in the semifinals, ousting the No. 2 ranked player in the world in two straight sets. Roberta was expected to be an easy win for Serena Williams, but Roberta upset her — and the world! It took three sets, but Roberta defeated Serena, preventing the tennis legend from completing a Grand Slam. Though Serena was disappointed that she wouldn’t make tennis history, she congratulated Roberta on the win, calling her “inspiring” before saying she played “the best tennis in her career.”
What did you think about the finish of the US Open, HollywoodLifers? Did you want Flavia or Roberta to win?
— Jason Brow