One of the biggest upsets in tennis history was created on Friday 11 September, 2015 when Italy’s Roberta Vinci defeated world number 1 Serena Williams in the semi-final match of US Open. Tournament’s unseeded player Roberta Vinci surprised every tennis fan and follower with her performance and she’s broken Serena Williams dream of winning calendar year career grand slam.
In three set match, Italian Vinci beat Serena by 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to setup 2015 US Open final clash against Flavia Pennetta. USA star Serena won first set quite comfortably and it seemed that she would win second set too and would enter in final. But Vinci had different plans on the day and first she won second set and then third set easily to create history in US Open.
After beating Serena, Vinci was extremely happy with her performance and she has mentioned that winning big match like Grand Slam’s semi-final against Serena and reaching into final, is her best moment in life. She also apologize to Serena’s followers and fans by saying that it was her day.
Roberta Vinci said, “It’s the best moment of my life. Today’s my day, sorry guys!”
Serena Williams was really shocked with the performance and game that Vinci played. In the interview after match, she mentioned that Vinci played really well. Serena said, “She played literally out of her mind.”
Serena was chasing calendar year grand slam in this year’s US Open as she won Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. If she would succeed to win it, it was her first calendar year grand slam. Serena accepted that she never felt pressure of being into this tournament.
She said, “I never felt pressure. I never felt pressure playing this tournament.”
Roberta Vinci will now be playing final against Flavia Pennetta who will also play her first final in any Grand Slam.