The biggest upset in the history of women’s tennis in the recent times, World No. 1 and top seed Serena Williams was ousted by unseeded Roberta Vinci to make to her first grand slam final. Serena who was looking to win her 22nd grand slam at the Flushing Meadows, where she had began her invincible run at all the majors since US Open 2014 was snapped by the World No. 43 ranked Vinci. The Italian underdog beat Serena Williams in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. She will play fellow Italian player Flavia Pennetta in the US Open 2015 final.
The women’s semifinals continued with the upsurge of surprises, but Serena’s loss is definitely seen as a landmark of sorts. Earlier in the day, the No. 2 seed Simona Halep fell to Flavia Pennetta in the first semifinals match. While Halep was brushed aside easily by the No. 26 seed Pennetta, Roberta Vinci produced a motivating victory to upstage the best player on the tour
After the semifinal matches being postponed and scheduled to be played on Friday, many felt it to cause a distraction for Serena Williams. And looks like the rain break did halt Serena’s winning march at the grand slams. Despite winning the opening set easily 6-2, the 33-year-old American star failed to keep pace with the grit and determination of Roberta Vinci. Even in the deciding final set, Williams had an advantage of 2-0 before she was broken by Vinci and squandered away the lead, match and US Open 2015 title glory.
Roberta Vinci called it the greatest moment of her life after beating Serena Williams. The 32-year-old doubles specialist player has never made it past the quarterfinals in the singles event. In the post match interview on court, Vinci She apologized — “for the American people, for Serena, for the Grand Slam.” But she added saying, “Today is my day. Sorry, guys.” It surely was