Flavia Pennetta won the US Open women's singles title on Saturday after defeating Roberta Vinci in straight sets 7-6 (4), 6-2 to become the oldest first-time Grand Slam female winner. The match came after Vinci upset Serena Williams and set up the first even all-Italian final at the US Open.
Pennetta is only the second Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title and that mark was guaranteed to happen with Pennetta playing against her fellow countrywoman in Vinci. Pennetta previously won over Simona Halep to get to the final and she avoided having to play against Serena Williams with Vinci pulling the upset in the other semi.
Pennetta said after the match that she is planning to retire after the US Open and now she goes out as a champion. Pennetta came in as the number 26 seed and she now has another title after previously winning the doubles title at the 2011 Australian Open. Both Pennetta and Vinci were playing in their first Grand Slam final in the match on Saturday and the two have been close since meeting in childhood.
The men's final has another matchup with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic after those players advanced from the semis. Federer leads the series between the two 21-20 and over the last 10 matchups the two have split the wins and that makes this final even more anticipated. The two have played already in a Grand Slam final this year and the Wimbledon match they played could be a preview of how this will turn out.