An All Italian Match in Women's US Open FinalPublished September 12, 2015 by Florin P
Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci overcome crushing odds to play the US Open Final (8:00 p.m UK Time).
Serena Williams and Simona Halep were expected to advance with relative ease in the U.S. Open semifinals and set up an epic confrontation. A match between the world number one and the second best player would’ve generating tremendous interest, but it was not to be. Instead we’ll have a final between Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci, two of the best Italian players to have ever graced the tennis court.
Experience Prevails over Youth
Halep battled through in the quarterfinals and was credited with the first chance against Flavia Pennetta, yet she started the game slowly and never recovered. The Italian was clearly the better player and with this victory, she came a step closer to winning a grand slam tournament for the first time in her life.
Flavia is no stranger to the late stages of the US Open, as she made the semifinals before but this is her best performance at Flushing Meadows. She will take on Roberta Vinci, who is just as experienced as she is, but this time she will start as favorite. It’s interesting to see how she will handle the pressure now that bookmakers, including bet365 sports favor her to prevail at odds of 4/9.
A Major Upset on Arthur Ashe
Roberta Vinci defeating the reigning champion and the best player in the world was one of the biggest surprises in U.S. Open history. The Italian came out firing on all cylinders and even though she lost the opening set, she brilliantly rebounded to win the second.
The final set was a thriller but the Italian never wavered and one break was all it took for her to win what was probably the most important game of her career. The same bookmaker offers odds of 7/4 for her to replicate that performance and win the Women’s US Open Final against Flavia Pennetta.