On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci

OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
Via Onthegotennis
3 days ago

Vinci beats Bencic to win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci beat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-3 to win the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday. It is the 10th career win for No. 16-ranked Vinci in a WTA singles final and snaps a 0-4 streak in finals dating back to 2013 and including last year's U.S. Open, where she lost to fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta. A to-and-fro first set saw Vinci...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vinci survives scare to beat Babos in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday. Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4). Vinci struggled throughout the first and second sets, landing fewer than...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2016  |  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 said. “This...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Network ran ad for Serena in US Open Final

Serena Williams’ quest for a grand slam came to a crashing halt in the semifinals of the US Open, just two victories short of history.  The stunning loss to unseeded Roberta Vinci is being called one of the great upsets in the history of tennis, maybe even sports.   Just how shocking was it? At least one network was still running commercials advertising Williams in the final...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberta Vinci booked flight when she learned she would face Serena

How convinced was Roberta Vinci that she stood very little chance of beating Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open? She says she called her travel agent to book a flight home based on her expectation that she would lose to Williams. Vinci spoke with the media after her three-set win over Williams in the semis and shared the tidbit about her travel plans. Here is a transcription...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Veni, Vidi, Vinci: Serena is conquered in an all-time sports upset

On the sprawling canvas of life itself, one day blends into the next. We get up, we work, we aspire, we do what we need to do. We enjoy — if we’re lucky — some escapist evening entertainment in a comfortable room with ample food and drink. We might find a few hours per week in which to volunteer for an important cause. We might go out for a nature walk or a weekend camping...
Via Attacking The Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberta Vinci demands fan support after winning point (Video)

Roberta Vinci acted differently than most players when facing Serena Williams. Rather than back down or be intimidated by Williams’ hard shots, body language, and yelling, Vinci responded. The Italian tennis player upset Williams in the semifinals at the US Open Friday in three sets and played fearless. Knowing the crowd was against her — to the point that she actually apologized...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinci apologizes to US Open fans for upsetting Serena

Roberta Vinci actually had to apologize for the best moment of her life. The Italian tennis player upset Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open Friday 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to end Williams’ bid to win the grand slam, and she called it the best moment of her life. She also apologized to the fans for pulling off the win, knowing full well that they were supporting Williams and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Croatian teen Konjuh stuns No. 1 seed Vinci in ASB Classic

Only four days after her 16th birthday and in her first match at WTA level, Croatia's Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset by beating top-seeded Roberta Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday in the opening round of the ASB Classic. Konjuh, who won the Australian Open and US Open junior singles titles in 2013, finished stronger than Italy's Vinci who is ranked 14; 245 places ahead of her...
Via Associated Press
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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