Pennetta Retires As Champ

September 14, 2015

After winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, Italy’s Flavia Pennetta announced that she’s retiring from tennis.

The shock announcement took everyone by surprise.

Pennetta beat fellow Italian and childhood friend Roberta Vinci 7-6 6-2 to win her maiden grand slam singles title. She is the first Italian winner ever at the US Open. At the age of 33 Pennetta is happy to be leaving professional tennis with a major trophy and a $5.3 million winner’s check – not a bad retirement nest-egg.

“This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis. I’m really happy. Is what all the players seem to want to do, to go out with this big trophy home.”

“And so this one was my last match at the US Open and I couldn’t think to finish a better way.”

Pennetta did well just to reach the final. She had to overcome Czech fifth seed Petra Kvitova in the quarter-final and Romanian second seed Simona Halep in the semi-final.

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