- Date of Birth:
- February 18, 1983
- 5' 5"
Roberta Vinci (born on February 18, 1983 in Taranto, Italy) is an Italian tennis player. She began playing the sport when she was just six years old, and made her professional debut in 1999. She has been most successful playing doubles with her partner, Sara Errani, and together, they have won the 2012 French One, 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2014 Australian Open and 2014 Wimbledon. This success means they achieved a Career Grand Slam, winning all four major championships in one discipline. Roberta made major headlines in the 2015 U.S. Open, when she was ranked No. 43 and beat the No. 1 seed Serena Williams, who was attempting to make history with a Grand Slam, in the semi-finals.
Best Known For:
Roberta is best known for being a professional tennis player from Italy and beating Serena Williams in the 2015 U.S. Open semi-finals, ruining her chance at winning a Grand Slam.
Roberta is incredible private about her personal life, and has said that, while she’s so involved with tennis, it’s ‘impossible’ for her to have a relationship.