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Bencic to play Vinci in St. Petersburg final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Bencic came under pressure from Kasatkina but secured a win that ensures she will debut in the WTA top 10 Monday regardless...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vinci, Ivanovic reach St. Petersburg semis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday. Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4). Vinci struggled throughout the first and second sets, landing fewer than...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vinci survives scare to beat Babos in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday. Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4). Vinci struggled throughout the first and second sets, landing fewer than...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vinci downs Wickmayer to reach St. Petersburg quarterfinals

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci secured her place in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday. Vinci, seeded second, served for the match at 6-5 in the second set but was broken by Wickmayer, who proved unable to put up the same resistance in the following tiebreak. The Italian's quarterfinal...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after winning US Open

    Flavia Pennetta is leaving her sport the way most athletes aspire to: as a champion. The 33-year-old Italian tennis player defeated countrywoman and friend Roberta Vinci in the finals of the US Open Saturday 7-6, 6-2 and announced in her postmatch interview that she would be retiring. “It’s what every player wants to do — go out with this kind of trophy,” she...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Network ran ad for Serena in US Open Final

Serena Williams’ quest for a grand slam came to a crashing halt in the semifinals of the US Open, just two victories short of history.  The stunning loss to unseeded Roberta Vinci is being called one of the great upsets in the history of tennis, maybe even sports.  Just how shocking was it?  At least one network was still running commercials advertising Williams in the final...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberta Vinci booked flight when she learned she would face Serena

How convinced was Roberta Vinci that she stood very little chance of beating Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open? She says she called her travel agent to book a flight home based on her expectation that she would lose to Williams. Vinci spoke with the media after her three-set win over Williams in the semis and shared the tidbit about her travel plans. Here is a transcription...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Veni, Vidi, Vinci: Serena is conquered in an all-time sports upset

On the sprawling canvas of life itself, one day blends into the next. We get up, we work, we aspire, we do what we need to do. We enjoy — if we’re lucky — some escapist evening entertainment in a comfortable room with ample food and drink. We might find a few hours per week in which to volunteer for an important cause. We might go out for a nature walk or a weekend camping...
Via Attacking The Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberta Vinci demands fan support after winning point (Video)

Roberta Vinci acted differently than most players when facing Serena Williams. Rather than back down or be intimidated by Williams’ hard shots, body language, and yelling, Vinci responded. The Italian tennis player upset Williams in the semifinals at the US Open Friday in three sets and played fearless. Knowing the crowd was against her — to the point that she actually apologized...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinci apologizes to US Open fans for upsetting Serena

Roberta Vinci actually had to apologize for the best moment of her life. The Italian tennis player upset Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open Friday 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to end Williams’ bid to win the grand slam, and she called it the best moment of her life. She also apologized to the fans for pulling off the win, knowing full well that they were supporting Williams and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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