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#47 Roberta Vinci
5' 4" 132lb RH 2H-BH
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#26 Flavia Pennetta
5'7¾" 128lb RH 2H-BH

    On Saturday at Flushing Meadows, in the final of the 2015 US Open, the 2014 champion at Indian Wells (and a 2013 US Open semifinalist), 33 year old 26th seeded #26 (career high: #10) Flavia Pennetta of Italy (residence: Verbier, Switzerland), defeated the 2013 Katowice and Palermo champion, 32 year old #47 (career high: #13) Roberta Vinci from Taranto, Italy, 7-6(4), 6-2 (Roberta is shown during the match, Flavia is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Flavia's prize is $3,300,000; Roberta's prize is $1,600,000.

    At the award ceremony, Flavia announced that she would retire from pro tennis at the end of this season.

    Flavia said: "It's a dream come true. When I was young, I was always thinking to be No.1 and win a Grand Slam. I also wanted to win Rome, but a Grand Slam is maybe a little better! But it's a dream come true. It's also nice to play with a friend of mine. Roberta played unbelievable. She had an incredible week... There's one more thing I'd like to say - it's the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis." WTA story

    Roberta said: "It's tough to play against a player you've known for a long time, but I tried to do my best. Flavia just played unbelievable today. It was a great match, and I have to just say congratulations to her."

    Flavia now leads Roberta 6-4 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2013 on the same Deco-Turf hardcourts in the quarterfinals of the US Open, when Flavia defeated Roberta 6-4, 6-1.

    Both ladies were playing in their first Grand Slam singles final. Flavia is now 11-14 in WTA singles finals; she has a 24-15 singles match record this season. Roberta is now 9-4 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 27-21.


 
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  2015 Late Rounds, Top Half

4th Round:
n1 Serena Williams USA d n19 Madison Keys USA 6-3, 6-3
n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-1
n23 Venus Williams USA d n152 q Anett Kontaveit EST 6-2, 6-1
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA v n25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN walkover--concussion

Quarterfinals:
n1 Serena Williams USA d n23 Venus Williams USA 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Semifinal:
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

  2015 Late Rounds, Bottom Half

4th Round:
n2 Simona Halep ROU d n24 Sabine Lisicki GER 6(6)-7, 7-5, 6-2
n5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n96 q Johanna Konta GBR 7-5, 6-3
n20 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-3, 6-4
n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n22 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-4

Quarterfinals:
n2 Simona Halep ROU d n20 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n5 Petra Kvitova CZE 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Semifinal:
n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n2 Simona Halep ROU 6-1, 6-3

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    Flushing Meadows: The US Open has 32 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 16 qualifiers and 8 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals: Friday, August 26th.

2015: On Thursday, August 27, in New York, Simona Halep was among the attendees at the annual Taste of Tennis event...
US Open, 1st Rd Mon-Tue Aug 31-Sep 1 11am
loser's prize: $39,500; points: 5
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n86 Vitalia Diatchenko RUS 6-0, 2-0 retired—heel injury Mon

Serena following a forehand

    Serena said: "I think [Kiki is] playing well. She does a lot of things well. She has a big serve. It's definitely something that I look forward to. See what happens." postmatch interview

n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n99 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-2, 3-0 retired—knee injury Tue

Simona watching her serve fly

    Simona said: "Actually is first time when I start a Grand Slam well. I had a good match. I think I played very aggressive. I played with confidence and I didn't let [Marina] play her game. So just try to dominate the game. I served pretty well; I return okay. She has a second serve with a lot of topspin and it's really tough to return. But it was a great match, and, you know, it's always good to start good a tournament." postmatch interview

n4 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n411 wc Jamie Loeb USA 6-2, 6-0 Tue

Caro after match point

n5 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n126 q Laura Siegemund GER 6-1, 6-1 Tue
*n46 Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n6 s6 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 6-1 Tue

Lesia following a forehand

    Lucie had defeated Lesia only four days ago in the semifinals at New Haven.

    Lesia said: "I talked with my coach about what to change. I changed the serve a little bit, made it a more active movement. I received pretty bad because she was a lefty. This time I was playing at the back more." WTA story

*n58 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n7 s7 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Mon

Domi driving a forehand

    Dominika has been recovering from achilles tendon surgery. Domi said: "Finally in New Haven I started to get my game back together and started to feel much better on the court. Today, I knew my game was there and I just had to go out here and play. You have many thoughts during the match and I just had to stay tough and I knew I'd have to do it. She wouldn't give me one ball." WTA story

*n121 q Anna Tatishvili USA d n8 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 6-1 Mon
n9 s9 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n49 Carina Witthoeft GER 6-2, 6-4 Tue
*n76 Denisa Allertova CZE d n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-1, 7-6(5) Mon
n11 s11 Angelique Kerber GER d n51 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-3, 6-1 Tue

Angelique after match point

    Angelique said: "I feel very well from the first point. I just went out, tried to play my game, and it works. So I'm happy about my performance today. The first rounds are always tough." postmatch interview

n12 s12 Belinda Bencic SUI d n106 Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-1, 6-2 Mon
n13 s13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n53 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*n41 Barbora Strycova CZE d n14 s14 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 7-5, 6-0 Tue

Barbora following a backhand

n15 s15 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n68 K Siniakova CZE 6-2, 6-3 Mon

Aga serving

n16 s16 Sara Errani ITA d n177 q Mayo Hibi JPN 6-0, 6-1 Tue
n17 s17 Elina Svitolina UKR d n107 q Elizaveta Kulichkova RUS 6-1, 6-4 Mon

Elina driving a backhand

n18 s18 Andrea Petkovic GER d n36 Caroline Garcia FRA 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 Tue
n19 s19 Madison Keys USA d n107 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-2, 6-4 Mon

Madison driving a forehand

n20 s20 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n55 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-1, 6-2 Tue
*n128 wc Oceane Dodin FRA d n21 s21 Jelena Jankovic SRB 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Mon

Oceane driving a backhand

n22 s22 Samantha Stosur AUS d n73 Timea Babos HUN 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n23 s23 Venus Williams USA d n85 Monica Puig PUR 6-4, 6(7)-7, 6-3 Mon

Venus's backhand drive

    Venus said: "[Monica] played so well from behind, which is a great attribute. She had a lot of great shots at the right moments, so she's a really good competitor." WTA story

n24 s24 Sabine Lisicki GER d n118 q Aliaksandra Sasnovich BLR 6-1, 6-4 Tue
n25 s25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n56 Alison Riske USA 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Genie following a forehand

n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n75 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Tue
*n82 Kurumi Nara JPN d n27 s27 Alize Cornet FRA 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tue
*n69 Olga Govortsova BLR d n28 s28 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-1, 0-6, 7-6(3) Tue
*n43 CoCo Vandeweghe USA d n29 s29 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-3 Mon

CoCo's backhand drive

*n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n30 s30 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-3, 7-5 Mon

Kristina watching her backhand fly

n31 s31 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n79 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-4, 7-5 Mon
n32 s32 Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n50 Julia Goerges GER 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n33 Karin Knapp ITA d n62 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6(1)-7, 6-2, 6-4 Tue
*n64 Polona Hercog SLO d n34 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-2, 7-5 Mon
n35 Camila Giorgi ITA d n57 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*n133 LL Daria Kasatkina RUS d n37 Daria Gavrilova RUS 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Mon
n40 Monica Niculescu ROU d n132 q Alexandra Panova RUS 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-3 Tue
n52 Mona Barthel GER d n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-1 Tue
n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n89 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-1, 6-1 Tue

Varvara's forehand drive

n45 Madison Brengle USA d n70 Saisai Zheng CHN 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 Mon
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n412 sr73 Vania King USA 6-4, 6-4 Mon
*n109 q Kiki Bertens NED d n48 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Mon
*n257 q Jessica Pegula USA d n54 Alison van Uytvanck BEL 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*n149 sr56 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n59 Christina McHale USA 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*n152 q Anett Kontaveit EST d n60 Casey Dellacqua AUS 7-5, 6-2 Mon
*n84 Lauren Davis USA d n61 Heather Watson GBR 7-6(3), 7-6(0) Mon
*n114 q Jelena Ostapenko LAT d n63 Annika Beck GER 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 Tue
*n81 Danka Kovinic MNE d n65 Aleksandra Krunic SRB 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tue
*n78 Ana Konjuh CRO d n66 Tatjana Maria GER 6-4, 6-4 Mon
*n88 Misaki Doi JPN d n67 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-3, 6-3 Mon

Misaki following a forehand

n72 Irina Falconi USA d n220 wc Samantha Crawford USA 6-4, 6-2 Mon
*n100 Tereza Smitkova CZE d n74 Andreea Mitu ROU 7-6(4) 6-2 Mon
*n104 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n77 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 6-0, 6-3 Tue
*n95 Kaia Kanepi EST d n80 Anna-Lena Friedsam GER 6-1, 6-1 Mon
*n92 Magda Linette POL d n83 Urszula Radwanska POL 7-6(3), 6-1 Mon
n90 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n94 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-1 Tue
*n97 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n91 Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-2, 6-2 Mon
n93 Evgeniya Rodina RUS d n193 q Tereza Mrdeza CRO 6-2, 6-2 Tue
n96 q Johanna Konta GBR d n120 wc Louisa Chirico USA 6-3, 6-0 Tue
n98 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n765 wc Sofia Kenin USA 6-3, 6-1 Mon

Mariana about to swat a forehand

n101 wc B Mattek-Sands USA d n208 q Kateryna Kozlova UKR 6-4, 6-3 Mon
*n117 wc Nicole Gibbs USA d n105 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tue
n110 Elena Vesnina RUS d n727 sr58 Laura Robson GBR 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 Tue

 
Laura and Elena driving backhand and forehand

n112 Qiang Wang CHN d n206 q Maria Sakkari GRE 7-5, 6-2 Tue
*n154 q Shelby Rogers USA d n137 wc Sachia Vickery USA 6-2, 6-2 Tue

US Open, 2nd Rd Wed-Thu Sep 2-3 11am
loser's prize: $68,600; points: 100
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n109 q Kiki Bertens NED 7-6(5), 6-3 Wed

Serena driving a forehand

    Serena struck 10 double faults in the match. Serena said: "I don't know what was on my mind at that point. I was just, yeah, trying to keep fighting and keep trying... When I get down, I tend to get really relaxed and I start to play a little better." postmatch interview

n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n104 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-3, 6-4 Thu

Simona firing a forehand

*n149 sr56 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n4 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1) Thu

Petra after match point

n5 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n117 wc Nicole Gibbs USA 6-3, 6-4 Thu
*n96 q Johanna Konta GBR d n9 s9 Garbine Muguruza ESP 7-6(4), 6(4)-7, 6-2 Thu

Johanna after match point

    Johanna said: "I was running down every ball I could, and trying not to sit down at the back of the court after every point. [Garbine] brought that top 10 mentality to the court, so I had to fight for each point as I knew it wouldn't be given to me." WTA story

n11 s11 Angelique Kerber GER d n33 Karin Knapp ITA 7-5, 6-2 Thu

Angelique following a forehand

n12 s12 Belinda Bencic SUI d n88 Misaki Doi JPN 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3 Wed
n13 s13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n84 Lauren Davis USA 6-1, 6-2 Wed
n15 s15 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n92 Magda Linette POL 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Aga launching a forehand

    Agnieszka said: "I think was pretty good match. I didn't expect her to be that good. I never play against her. We know each other for so many years, but never really played against each other. So that was actually quite a challenge, for me to play someone from the same country. Not very happening very often. But, well, I'm just very happy that I think in important moments, in the key points, I was a bit better. I think that's why the score was like that." postmatch interview

n16 s16 Sara Errani ITA d n114 q Jelena Ostapenko LAT 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 Thu

Sara serving

n17 s17 Elina Svitolina UKR d n95 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-3, 6-4 Wed

Elina's forehand drive

n18 s18 Andrea Petkovic GER d n110 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-3, 7-6(4) Thu

Petko watching her backhand fly

n19 s19 Madison Keys USA d n100 Tereza Smitkova CZE 6-1, 6-2 Wed

Madison following a forehand

    Madison said: "I thought I felt pretty good, played pretty consistent, was aggressive. You know, I feel like a lot of my shots were working for me today." postmatch interview

n20 s20 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n90 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 7-5, 6-4 Thu

Vika driving a backhand

    Vika said: "I really had to fight back. When somebody's playing well, you just try to find a way." WTA story

n22 s22 Samantha Stosur AUS d n93 Evgeniya Rodina RUS 6-1, 6-1 Thu
n23 s23 Venus Williams USA d n72 Irina Falconi USA 6-3, 6(2)-7, 6-2 Wed

Venus driving a forehand

n24 s24 Sabine Lisicki GER d n35 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-4, 6-0 Thu
n25 s25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n64 Polona Hercog SLO 6-3, 6(2)-7, 6-3 Wed

Genie serving

    It was the first time that Genie has won two consecutive matches since the Indian Wells tourney in March of this year.

    About dropping the 2nd set, Genie said: "[Polona] was playing solid and making me really work for it... I just told myself to get back to just trying to play good tennis and forget everything else. I'm happy that I was able to kind of rebound and get a good start in the third." postmatch interview

n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n40 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-1, 6-4 Thu
*n152 q Anett Kontaveit EST d n31 s31 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 7-5, 6-4 Wed
n32 s32 Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n81 Danka Kovinic MNE 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Thu
n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n97 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 7-5, 6-1 Wed
n41 Barbora Strycova CZE d n112 Qiang Wang CHN 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Thu
*n101 wc B Mattek-Sands USA d n43 CoCo Vandeweghe USA 6-2, 6-1 Wed
n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n46 Lesia Tsurenko UKR 7-6(7), 6-2 Thu
n45 Madison Brengle USA d n121 q Anna Tatishvili USA 6-3, 6-2 Wed
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n76 Denisa Allertova CZE 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 Wed
n52 Mona Barthel GER d n69 Olga Govortsova BLR 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Thu
n58 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n257 q Jessica Pegula USA 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 Wed

Domi driving a forehand

*n133 LL Daria Kasatkina RUS d n78 Ana Konjuh CRO 6-4, 6-4 Wed
*n154 q Shelby Rogers USA d n82 Kurumi Nara JPN 6-4, 6-4 Thu
n98 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n128 wc Oceane Dodin FRA 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Wed

US Open, 3rd Rd Fri-Sat Sep 4-5 11am
loser's prize: $120,200; points: 130
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n101 wc B Mattek-Sands USA 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 Fri

Serena driving a forehand

n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n154 q Shelby Rogers USA 6-2, 6-3 Sat

Simona driving a backhand

n5 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n32 s32 Anna K Schmiedlova SVK 6-2, 6-1 Sat

Petra serving

    Petra said: "I was kind of surprised how great I played, so it was very nice. From the beginning I really didn't expect the shadow is on the court like that. It was kind of little bit difficult I think going from shade to the sun. It was so quickly. Yeah, it was very weird, but it was same for both of us. I think with the match goes on it was better and better to get used to these conditions. I felt good on the court, so that's important." postmatch interview

*n20 s20 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n11 s11 Angelique Kerber GER 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 Sat

 
Angie & Vika driving backhands

    Vika said: "It was great. You know, every moment was really intense and tough. I just tried to stay focused and tried to give my best at every point. [Angelique] was playing incredible. She was pushing me. I was pushing her... It was amazing, I think." postmatch interview

*n23 s23 Venus Williams USA d n12 s12 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-3, 6-4 Fri

Venus reaching for a forehand

    Venus said: "Today I just wanted to be aggressive, which is my style of game. [Belinda] definitely picked her level up leading a break and pretty poised for her taking the second. But it's not over till it's over. Just tried to play some good service games, get a hold, and you never know." postmatch interview

n13 s13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n17 s17 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-3, 7-5 Fri

Kate's forehand drive

*n19 s19 Madison Keys USA d n15 s15 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-3, 6-2 Fri
*n22 s22 Samantha Stosur AUS d n16 s16 Sara Errani ITA 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 Sat

Samantha about to swat a smash

    Samantha said: "Definitely an up-and-down match. Came out playing really great for the first three games, and then lost four. Eventually won that set. And would have been pretty disappointed if I ended up losing that first set given how well I had played the start of the set. Kind of lost my way early in that second set, and she kind of got control of the match again. For the changeover for the third I just kind of sat there and told myself to calm down and really talk about what was going on and focus on my service games. I was able to come out and play really well start of the third, and that obviously led to playing well again." postmatch interview

*n96 q Johanna Konta GBR d n18 s18 Andrea Petkovic GER 7-6(2), 6-3 Sat

Johanna's backhand drive

    Johanna said: "Today was not an easy task, and, you know, even if [Andrea] wasn't feeling her best, she's still one of the best competitors out there. Yeah, she definitely didn't give it to me in the end. I'm just happy I was able to come through that." postmatch interview

n24 s24 Sabine Lisicki GER d n41 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Sat

Sabine driving a forehand

n25 s25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n58 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-3 Fri

 
Domi and Genie following forehand and backhand

n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n149 sr56 Petra Cetkovska CZE 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 Sat

Flavia after match point

n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n133 LL Daria Kasatkina RUS 6-2, 6-3 Fri

Kristina driving a backhand

n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n52 Mona Barthel GER 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sat
*n152 q Anett Kontaveit EST d n45 Madison Brengle USA 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 Fri
n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n98 Mariana Duque-Marino COL 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Fri

US Open, 4th Rd, Sun-Mon Sep 6-7 11am
loser's prize: $213,575; points: 240
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n19 s19 Madison Keys USA 6-3, 6-3 Sun

 
Madison serving, and Serena driving a forehand

    Serena said: "I think I played really well. I had to play well." postmatch interview

    About playing her sister Venus in the quarterfinals, Serena said: "I'm playing, for me, the best player in the tournament, and that's never easy. She's beaten me so many times. I've taken a lot of losses off of her. More than anybody. She's a player that knows how to win, knows how to beat me, and knows my weaknesses better than anyone. So it's not an easy match at all. Hopefully things will go right."

n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n24 s24 Sabine Lisicki GER 6(6)-7, 7-5, 6-2 Mon

 
Sabine serving, and Simona driving a backhand

    Simona said: "It was a tough one, and I expected a tough match. I knew [Sabine] has ups and downs, but she's strong, so I had to stay there and stay focused. I didn't play my best, but I still played well enough to win it. I was fighting really well." WTA story

n5 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n96 q Johanna Konta GBR 7-5, 6-3 Mon

 
Johanna following a forehand, and Petra driving a backhand

*n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n13 s13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-1 Sun
n20 s20 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-3, 6-4 Mon

Victoria launching a forehand on the run

    Vika said: "[The key today was] just being solid, being aggressive, dictating the play. Her ball is a little bit unpredictable. Sometimes it comes fast and heavy; sometimes it comes high and slow. So it's a little bit more difficult to time. But just really being solid and stepping up and trying to control." postmatch interview

*n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n22 s22 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-4 Mon

Flavia's forehand drive

    The win raised Flavia's record against Samantha to 7-0. Flavia said: "It was a really tough match; I think it's the best match I've played this year." WTA story

n23 s23 Venus Williams USA d n152 q Anett Kontaveit EST 6-2, 6-1 Sun

Venus driving a forehand

    Venus will play her sister Serena in the quarterfinals. Before Serena's match on Sunday, Venus said: "I get very nervous, because even if I have to play Serena [in the next round], I still want her to win."

*n47 Roberta Vinci ITA v n25 s25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN walkover--concussion Sun

    Genie incurred a concussion from slipping, falling, and striking her head in the locker room on Saturday.

US Open, QFs, Tues-Wed Sep 8-9 Noon
loser's prize: $410,975; points: 430
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n23 s23 Venus Williams USA 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 Tue

 
Venus and Serena reaching for forehands

    Serena said: "[Venus is] the toughest player I ever played in my life, and the best person I know. So it's going against your best friend and going against, for me, the greatest competitor in women's tennis." ESPN story

    Venus said: "I thought I played pretty well tonight and served well. Just tried to play aggressively. That's always how I want to play. [At the net afterward] I just told her I was really happy for her..." postmatch interview

n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU d n20 s20 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Wed

 
Simona and Vika driving forehand and backhand

    Simona said: "It was an amazing match. [Victoria] played fantastic. But in the first set I played my best tennis, and I knew that I have the game to win the match.
    "But I know also that she's very strong and she doesn't give up during the matches. So after first set I did a step behind the baseline and wasn't good. She was dominating me in the second set, and I was running well but no power to hit from very far from the court.
    "The rain delay [at 1-2 in the 3rd set] was perfect for me. [Smiling.] It was unbelievable that I had another chance. So I said in the gym with my coach, I spoke and I said that I have another chance. So I have to go just to do everything I did in first set and to get this one, because it's made for me." postmatch interview

    Vika said: "I think I played well. I believe I could have played better. I did really fight really hard, and I was trying to find solutions. [Simona] played really well today. I was a little bit surprised by the pace of her ball, to be honest... I didn't expect an easy match or that she was going to give me something away. Obviously she didn't." postmatch interview

*n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n5 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wed

 
Petra and Flavia driving forehands

    Flavia said: "I think we both play very well. It was a good fight. In the end I play a little bit better. Physically I was better than her in the last set, so that was the difference, for sure." postmatch interview

    Petra said: "I left everything what I could today... and [Flavia] didn't miss at all. She was very consistent player. She moves very well, and it was tough to have any winners... [Flavia is a] very nice person and I like her. [After match point] I just wished her best of luck. She really deserved to win today." postmatch interview

*n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Tue

 
Kristina driving a forehand, and Roberta running one down

    Roberta said: "It was a tough match, of course, quarterfinal. At the beginning I started to play good, much better than her, and then I won the first set. Then 2-1 for me and break... she's starting to play much better than the first set. But I think at the end, 3-All in the third set, long, long game, advantage for her, advantage for me, double fault, ace, everything, and when I won that game probably she's going a little bit down or upset. But of course it's my [first Grand Slam] semifinal in my career, so I'm really happy." postmatch interview

    Kristina said: "Even today if I lost, it was quite a great and big battle out there with Roberta... Obviously she has much more experience than I do in such a big stages... I just gave it all out there. I really tried to fight till the very last second I could... She was just a bit tougher, better today." postmatch interview

US Open, SFs, Thu-ppd (rain) Fri Sep 11 11am
loser's prize: $805,000; points: 780
*n47 Roberta Vinci ITA d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Fri

   
Serena following a forehand, Roberta launching one on the run, and after match point

    Roberta said: "For me it's an amazing moment. It's incredible. I have so many things in my mind right now! It was an incredible match. I lost the first set, but I still tried to stay aggressive. In the end I was serving and it felt impossible, but I tried to stay focused and not think about the match or Serena's incredible play. It's the best moment of my life." WTA story - postmatch interview

    Serena said: "I thought [Roberta] played the best tennis in her career. She's 33 and she's going for it at a late age. So that's good for her to keep going for it and playing so well. Actually, I guess it's inspiring. But I think she played literally out of her mind. I don't think I played that bad. I made more unforced errors than I normally would make, but I think she just played really well." postmatch interview

*n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU 6-1, 6-3 Fri

   
Flavia and Simona driving backhands, and Flavia after match point

    Flavia said: "I just tried to play every match the best I could from the first one here. I was trying not to think too much about the draw and everything else and just focus on what I had to do when I got on the court, match by match. And here I am in the final. I'm really, really happy." WTA story - postmatch interview

    Simona said: "[Flavia] play really well. She was strong. She was solid today. Actually, I didn't play my best, but she deserved to win. She was better than me today. She had more energy. I can say she was better emotional than me. So I accept, and I'm looking forward for the next tournament." postmatch interview

US Open, Final, Sat Sep 12 3pm
loser's prize: $1,600,000; points: 1300
winner's prize: $3,300,000; points: 2000
n26 s26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n47 Roberta Vinci ITA 7-6(4), 6-2

     
     
Roberta and Flavia pre-match, Roberta serving, Flavia driving a backhand, Roberta delivering a forehand,
Flavia's forehand drive, Roberta watching her backhand fly, Flavia driving one, and after match point

US Open, Doubles Final, Sun Sep 13
loser's prize: $275,000
winner's prize: $570,000
s1 Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d s4 Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3

US Open, Mixed Doubles Final, Fri Sep 11
loser's prize: $70,000
winner's prize: $150,000
s4 Martina Hingis & L Paes d B Mattek-Sands & S Querry 6-4, 3-6, (10-7)

US Open, Girls Singles Final
s2 Dalma Galfi HUN d s9 Sofia Kenin USA 7-5, 6-4

US Open, Girls Doubles Final
Viktoria Kuzmova SVK & Aleksandra Pospelova RUS d Anna Kalinskaya RUS & Anastasia Potapova RUS 7-5, 6-2

US Open, Qualifying Finals Fri Aug 28 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $5,000 2pts; q2 $10,000 40pts; q3 $15,000 50pts; qualifier 60 points
*n193 Tereza Mrdeza CRO d n87 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 5-7, 7-6(8), 7-6(4)
n96 Johanna Konta GBR d n260 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
n104 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n123 Nao Hibino JPN 6-1, 6-1
n107 Elizaveta Kulichkova RUS d n133 Daria Kasatkina RUS 6-2, 6-4
n109 Kiki Bertens NED d n203 Renata Voracova CZE 6-0, 6-4
n114 Jelena Ostapenko LAT d n161 Catherine Bellis USA 6-3, 6-2
n118 Aliaksandra Sasnovich BLR d n192 Misa Eguchi JPN 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4
*n154 Shelby Rogers USA d n119 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
n121 Anna Tatishvili USA d n189 Ysaline Bonaventure BEL 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
n126 Laura Siegemund GER d n182 Alize Lim FRA 6-0, 2-0 retired
n132 Alexandra Panova RUS d n827 Claire Liu USA 6-4, 6-1
*n206 Maria Sakkari GRE d n139 Petra Martic CRO 6-4 6-4
*n208 Kateryna Kozlova UKR d n141 Maryna Zanevska UKR 6-1 6-1
n152 Anett Kontaveit EST d n170 Naomi Broady GBR 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4
*n177 Mayo Hibi JPN d n176 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-4, 6-4
n257 Jessica Pegula USA d n309 Melanie Oudin USA 7-6(8), 6-0

US Open, Withdrawals/Non-entries
n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS leg injury
n38 Shuai Peng CHN
nNR sr90 Alisa Kleybanova RUS


The 64 doubles teams, arranged in drawsheet order; teams in red have been eliminated:
TOP HALF
s1 Martina Hingis SUI & Sania Mirza IND
Kaitlyn Christian USA & Sabrina Santamaria USA R1
Timea Bacsinszky SUI & Chia-Jung Chuang TPE R2
Melanie Oudin USA & Jessica Pegula USA R1
Zarina Diyas KAZ & Yi-Fan Xu CHN R1
Vania King USA & Saisai Zheng CHN R2
Jocelyn Rae GBR & Anna Smith GBR R1
s13 Michaella Krajicek NED & Barbora Strycova CZE R3
s9 Yung-Jan Chan TPE & Hao-Ching Chan TPE QF
Alexandra Dulgheru ROU & Christina McHale USA R1
Sabine Lisicki GER & Karolina Pliskova CZE R1
Mona Barthel GER & Laura Siegemund GER R2
Oksana Kalashnikova GEO & Katalin Marosi HUN R1
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU & Raluca Olaru ROU R3
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN & Mandy Minella LUX R1
s8 Garbine Muguruza ESP & Carla Suarez Navarro ESP R2
s3 Timea Babos HUN & Kristina Mladenovic FRA R3
Andreea Mitu ROU & Teliana Pereira BRA R1
Klara Koukalova CZE & Chen Liang CHN R1
Dominika Cibulkova SVK & Magdalena Rybarikova SVK R2
Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP & M.Torro-Flor ESP R1
Nicole Gibbs USA & Taylor Townsend USA R2
Alize Cornet FRA & Magda Linette POL R1
s15 Lara Arruabarrena ESP & Andreja Klepac SLO QF
s11 Sara Errani ITA & Flavia Pennetta ITA SF
Irina Falconi USA & Anna Tatishvili USA R1
Jarmila Gajdosova AUS & Ajla Tomljanovic AUS R1
Asia Muhammad USA & Maria Sanchez USA R2
Madison Brengle USA & Tatjana Maria GER R1
Eugenie Bouchard CAN & Elena Vesnina RUS R2 WO
Maya Jansen USA & Erin Routliffe CAN R1
s6 Raquel Kops-Jones USA & Abigail Spears USA R3
BOTTOM HALF
s17 Karin Knapp ITA & Roberta Vinci ITA R3
Denisa Allertova CZE & Ana Konjuh CRO R1
Belinda Bencic SUI & Katerina Siniakova CZE R1
Margarita Gasparyan RUS & Alexandra Panova RUS R2
Monica Niculescu ROU & Olga Savchuk UKR R2
Shuko Aoyama JPN & Renata Voracova CZE R1
Polona Hercog SLO & Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO R1
s12 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS & A.Pavlyuchenkova RUS QF
s14 A.Medina Garrigues ESP & Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP R2
Janette Husarova SVK & A.Schmiedlova SVK R1
Annika Beck GER & Demi Schuurs NED R1
Jelena Jankovic SRB & Aleksandra Krunic SRB R3
Olga Govortsova BLR & Lesia Tsurenko UKR R2
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR & Arina Rodionova AUS R1
Daria Gavrilova AUS & Alison van Uytvanck BEL R1
s4 Casey Dellacqua AUS & Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ
s7 Andrea Hlavackova CZE & Lucie Hradecka CZE R3
Varvara Lepchenko USA & Alison Riske USA R1
Tornado Alicia Black USA & Ingrid Neel USA R2
Danka Kovinic MNE & Yulia Putintseva KAZ R1
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER & Coco Vandeweghe USA SF
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS & Samantha Stosur AUS R1
Eva Hrdinova CZE & Bojana Jovanovski SRB R1
s10 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE & Anastasia Rodionova AUS R2
s16 Julia Goerges GER & Klaudia Jans-Ignacik POL R1
Kiki Bertens NED & Johanna Larsson SWE R3
Lyudmyla Kichenok UKR & Nadiia Kichenok UKR R2
Gabriela Dabrowski CAN & Alicja Rosolska POL R1
Madison Keys USA & Lisa Raymond USA R1
Kirsten Flipkens BEL & Laura Robson GBR R2
Chin-Wei Chan TPE & Darija Jurak CRO R1
s5 Caroline Garcia FRA & Katarina Srebotnik SLO R3
Withdrawals: s2 Lucie Safarova (abdominal injury) & Bethanie Mattek-Sands; Marina Erakovic (knee injury) & Heather Watson; Sesil Karatantcheva BUL & Tsvetana Pironkova BUL

  2014 US Open Series

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