After upsetting both Serena Williams and Simona Halep, Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci will face off on Sept. 12 in the final match of the 2015 US Open! It’ll be an exciting end to an unforgettable tournament. HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every moment. Click to watch!
It’s an all-Italian US Open final! Flavia Pennetta, 33, beat the tournament’s No. 2 seed, Simona Halep, 23, to advance to the championship match of the 2015 tournament. She’ll face Roberta Vinci, 32, the woman who upset the No. 1 ranked player in the world, Serena Williams, 33. Which of these women will win and who will go home empty-handed?
It’s been an exciting US Open, full of upsets and tears, and it all comes down to this. Flavia will meet Roberta at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens on Sept. 12, playing in the tournament’s finale! The action is scheduled to kick off at 3:00 PM EST, so don’t miss a single serve. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM.
Roberta and Flavia knocked out the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players to make the finals. Flavia was nearly flawless in her victory over Simona Halep, putting down the tournament’s No. 2 seed in two straight sets. It was over rather quickly. The same could not be said of the match between Serena and Roberta.
No one thought Roberta would be a challenge to Serena. The odds of her beating Serena were 300 to 1. That still meant she had a chance, and she took it! Serena and Roberta went to war, fighting in a match that was almost two hours long! Serena took the first set, 6-2, but lost the next two sets, 6-4 each, giving the match to Roberta!
Fans won’t get a chance to see Serena make tennis history. If she had beaten Roberta and gone on to defeat Flavia, Serena would have completed a calendar Grand Slam. Because she was eliminated from the US Open, she didn’t win every Major tournament in a single season. So sad.
This is the first time that either Flavia or Roberta has ever been to a Major tournament final (as a single. Flavia won five Grand Slam tournaments as a Doubles.) Which one of these Italian players will take home the US Open trophy? Better watch and find out!
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— Jason Brow