In the women’s tournament, to Italians make it to the final while causing huge upset on the road, particularly the semifinals.
Serena Williams was expected to win this tournament once again and complete the famous Serena slam after also prevailing in the previous three major events of 2015.
Everything was working according to the players for the American, as she won the opening set without breaking a sweat, but took a turn for the worse immediately after. Roberta Vinci managed to break early in the set and eventually won by a narrow margin, while completing the upset in the third set.
Serena was capable of serving multiple cases, but at the end of the day none of that mattered, because it was the Italians that prevailed.
In the other semifinal, Flavia Pennetta took on the world number two and she steps on the tennis court highly motivated to win. She prevail in straight sets and was on her way to face of players was very familiar with, as they be playing together since they were nine years old.
Simona Halep didn’t even put up a convincing fight in the semifinals and allowed her opponent to prevail with relative ease.
There were no more surprising in the final act, as Flavia Pennetta confirmed her favorite status and won in straight sets, without leaving Roberta much of a chance.
She also announced her retirement from tennis immediately after, in a press conference that took everyone by surprise. It is hard to imagine a better finale for a tennis career, then to win the U.S. Open.
In the men’s competition, nothing out of the ordinary happened, with Djokovic and Federer cruising to the final act with ease. The Swiss champion didn’t even lose a set on the road and the bookmakers were pretty confident in his ability to defeat his archrival. Both players committed a string of errors in the first set and it was the Serbian who recovered faster, but at the end of the second set, they were evenly matched.
Djokovic committed fewer mistakes and even though his opponent gave him a run for his money, he never wavered and won the US open in four sets.