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Sharapova, Radwanska reach WTA Finals semis; Pennetta, Halep out

  Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals and sent U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta into retirement by beating the Italian 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday. The 33-year-old Pennetta, who was eliminated with the loss, was playing in her last career tournament after announcing at the U.S. Open she would retire at the end of the season. ''Right now I feel like it's not my last...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Halep, Sharapova win opening matches

Day one of the WTA Finals is in the books. The day’s matches featured the Red Group. The first match was not very competitive with Simona Halep dominating her opponent, Flavia Pennetta. The night match was much more compelling with Maria Sharapova gutting out a win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Halep vs. Pennetta was a rematch of the U.S. Open semifinal. Flavia dominated that match...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep routs Pennetta in opening match at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 6-3 to win the opening match of the WTA Finals on Sunday. Halep, last year's finalist in Singapore, raced to a 6-0 1-0 lead before Pennetta won a game. The Romanian saved both break points she faced in the second set and broke Pennetta's serve four times. Pennetta, who only qualified for the...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Does anything stand in Serena Williams' path to history?

Even without the grand slam sweep, Serena Williams' three titles in 2015 have left her in a great position for the coming years. Williams currently has 21 grand slam singles titles, with only Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24) ahead of her for most grand slam singles titles in the history of women's tennis.  Williams has the chance to pass both of them next year if she is...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after winning US Open

    Flavia Pennetta is leaving her sport the way most athletes aspire to: as a champion. The 33-year-old Italian tennis player defeated countrywoman and friend Roberta Vinci in the finals of the US Open Saturday 7-6, 6-2 and announced in her postmatch interview that she would be retiring. “It’s what every player wants to do — go out with this kind of trophy,” she...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flavia Pennetta Wins U.S. Open Women’s Singles Final Vs. Roberta Vinci

NEW YORK — To win the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 33, Flavia Pennetta did not have to beat Serena Williams. Instead, Pennetta needed to get past the woman who ended Williams’ Grand Slam bid, Roberta Vinci. And Pennetta did just that, pulling away in a matchup between a pair of Italians who were opponents and doubles partners as kids. In one of the unlikeliest...
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after her U.S. Open win

Flavia Pennetta dropped another big piece of news as she accepted her trophy as the first-ever Italian to win the U.S. Open.  "This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis," Pennetta, 33, announced during her celebration ceremony with Robin Roberts. The 26-seed revealed she had been thinking about this for the last month.  "I couldn't finish a better way," said Pennetta...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy’s cup overflows on Flavia Pennetta’s big day

Italy is a nation known for a number of things, vineyards being near the top of the list. Italian tennis has featured four industrious professionals in the 21st century, all of them players who have been able to reach a major-tournament singles final. In 2012, Sara Errani reached the French Open final. This Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci — who will be remembered...
Via Attacking The Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s smoking some heavy s**t’ at U.S. Open (video)

Martina Hingis may have retired from the women’s singles circuit in 2007, but she still can be spotted from time to time at events competing on the doubles side. That’s where Hingis could be found on Monday, playing with partner Flavia Pennetta against Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open. During the duo’s […] The post Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pennetta enjoying Grand Slam success past 30

Some players throw rackets or smash them. Others kick their chairs or scream obscenities when they get upset during a match. Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta bites the net. The 28th-seeded Pennetta had been beating her higher-ranked German opponent, Angelique Kerber, so convincingly in their fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Sunday that when she failed to break Kerber...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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