Pennetta wins all-Italian US Open final

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Flavia Pennetta beat Roberta Vinci in an all-Italian US Open final at Flushing Meadows to become the oldest first-time grand slam champion in the Open era.

Vinci pulled off arguably the biggest shock in tennis history by ending Serena Williams' quest to claim her first calendar Grand Slam at the semi-final stage in New York on Friday.

But that was as good as it got for the unseeded world number 43, as her long-time friend and Fed Cup team-mate Pennetta prevailed 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium to celebrate her finest hour at the age of 33.


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