Flavia Pennetta Wins First Grand Slam, Before Announcing Retirement


Flavia Pennetta became one of the most surprising grand slam champions ever when she beat fellow Italian and close friend Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 to win the 2015 US Open. Vinci had stunned Serena Williams in the previous round in one of tennis’ greatest ever upsets. In her victory speech, Pennetta stunned the world again by announcing that she had decided before the tournament to retire afterwards, making her win even more of a fairytale.


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