World’s Number One Serena Beaten At US Open

Serena down and out of Aussie Open

Serena Williams’s hopes of securing a calendar Grand Slam were ended in stunning fashion by Italy’s Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals on Friday.

Vinci, the world number 43 and playing her first Grand Slam semi-final, caused a huge upset with a 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4 win.

Williams, 33, had been two wins from completing a clean sweep of all four majors in 2015.

Vinci, 32, will play Flavia Pennetta in an all-Italian final at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Pennetta, the 26th seed, outplayed Romanian second seed Simona Halep in the first semi-final to win 6-1 6-3.

Saturday will see the first Grand Slam final between two Italian players since the Open era began in 1968.


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