Italian Flavia Pennetta defeated compatriot Roberta Vinci 7/2; 6/2 to win the 2015 US tennis open championship,and then surprisingly announced her retirement from the game. “It is a nice way to go out while you are on top,” she said after winning the game in straight sets.She later clarified that her decision will take effect at the end of the year.
Vinci made it to the finals after her shock defeat of number 1 seed Serena Williams last Friday. Williams was on course for the first calendar grand slam in 27 years. Williams’s absence from the finals resulted in an almost 50 per cent reduction in the cost of tickets. Thousand of tennis fans packed the Arthur Ashe stadium in Flushing Meadows Queens for the iconic sports event.