Vinci crushes Serena’s calendar grand slam hopes to reach US Open final

Johannesburg, Sept. 12 (ANI): Roberta Vinci crushed world number one Serena Williams’ hopes of completing a calendar grand slam by reaching the women’s singles US Open final for the first time in her career.

The unseeded Italian produced a resilient performance as she fought back to overcome the 21-time Grand Slam champion 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a pulsating semi-final clash at Flushing Meadows.

Vinci will meet compatriot Flavia Pennatta in the first all-Italian Grand Slam women’s final in the Open Era.

Reflecting on her win, an overjoyed Vinci said that defeating Serena was the best moment of her life, Sport24 reported.

American tennis star Serena was hoping to secure the first calendar grand slam since Steffi Graff in 1988. (ANI)

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