Roberta Vinci Ruins Serena Williams’ Calendar Grand Slam Ambition

Roberta Vinci Ruins Serena Williams’ Calendar Grand Slam Ambition

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 12, 2015
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Roberta Vinci of Italy celebrates after defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France in their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Serena Williams’ hopes of a calendar grand slam was dashed on Thursday by Italian, Roberta Vinci. Vinci who is ranked number 43 in world female tennis beat Serena 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open semi-final which took place in New York on Friday.

Serena had beat her elder sister, Venus in the quarter-final but this time around luck turned its back on her. The American’s dream of completing a clean sweep of all four majors in 2015 will no longer be a reality as a result of that loss to Vinci.

In what will be an all-Italian final, Roberta Vinci will match up against Flavia Pennetta at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

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