Flavia Pennetta beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci.
With this victory Pennetta won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open. Moreover, she then announced her retirement.
Pennetta, won 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to become only the second Italian woman to win one of the tennis majors. The 33-year-old Pennetta, who is from Brindisi in Italy, confirmed that she plans to play the rest of the season before retiring.
Vinci who was ranked 43rd in the world, had stunned Serena Williams by defeating her in the semi-finals
With this Vinci had ended the world number one’s bid for a calendar Grand Slam.
|Evonne Goolagong||Not Ranked||1977 Australian Open|
|Kim Clijsters||Not Ranked||2009 US Open|
|Chris O'Neil||No.111||1978 Australian Open|
|Serena Williams||No.81||2007 Australian Open|
|Barbara Jordan||No.68||1979 Australian Open|
|Venus Williams||No.31||2007 Wimbledon|