Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Houston - Local News > Sports
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 128,790

Flavia Pennetta of Italy wins U.S. Open title

Flavia Pennetta has defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets to become the oldest first-time women's major champion in the Open era.

The 33-year-old Pennetta won the U.S. Open final 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Saturday, a day after Vinci stunned Serena Williams in the semis. Unlike the top-ranked Williams, Pennetta was unfazed by her former junior doubles partner's slices and volleys, and the 43rd-ranked Vinci couldn't recapture her brilliant play from Friday.

Both players were in their first major final in this unexpected matchup. Vinci is 32, and their combined age was the highest for a Grand Slam women's final in the Open era, which started in 1968.

The previous record for the oldest first-time major champion was another Italian: Francesca Schiavone was nearly 30 when she won the 2010 French Open, inspiring her two countrywomen.

getty flavia jpg

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy