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Williams, Azarenka set for U.S. Open final

Williams, Azarenka set for U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Serena Williams continues her remarkable 2013 season with an appearance Sunday in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open against Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams, Azarenka win semifinals at U.S. Open

Serena Williams, Azarenka win semifinals at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Defending champion Serena Williams will go against Victoria Azarenka for the U.S. Open championship after both won semifinals in straight sets Friday.
Pennetta looks to continue strong run in U.S. Open semis

Pennetta looks to continue strong run in U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta has taken out a series of seeded players en route to her first Grand Slam semifinal but the path forward at the U.S. Open is even tougher.
Azarenka earns U.S. Open semifinal berth

Azarenka earns U.S. Open semifinal berth

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka, ranked second in the world and seeking her second Grand Slam title of the year, reached the semifinals Wednesday at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams, Li Na through to U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams, Li Na through to U.S. Open semifinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams rolled to a victory and No. 5 seed Li Na also claimed a spot in the women's semifinals with a win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Roberta Vinci into quarters, Alison Riske ousted at rainy U.S. Open

Roberta Vinci into quarters, Alison Riske ousted at rainy U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Roberta Vinci made the quarterfinals for the second straight year but American hopeful Alison Riske took an exit Monday at a rainy U.S. Open.

Caroline Wozniacki ousted, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Italian Camila Giorgi knocked out No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced as expected at the U.S. Open Saturday.
S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 U.S. Open finalists, breezed to second-round wins Thursday at this year's final major tournament.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens pick up early Rogers Cup wins

TORONTO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci and No. 14 American Sloane Stephens were among opening day winners Monday at the Rogers Cup tennis event.
Stosur wins in Southern California Open first round

Stosur wins in Southern California Open first round

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur used a strong second set Monday to advance out of the first round of the Southern California Open tennis tournament.

Serena Williams beats Zakopalova in Swedish Open semifinals

BASTAD, Sweden, July 20 (UPI) -- Serena Williams of the United States powered her way into the finals of the Swedish Open Saturday by ousting third-seeded Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4.
Serena Williams, Zakopalova to meet in semis in Sweden

Serena Williams, Zakopalova to meet in semis in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 19 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams cruised into the semifinals at the Collector Swedish Open, losing just two games Friday.
Williams advances, Halep loses at WTA stop in Sweden

Williams advances, Halep loses at WTA stop in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 18 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams eased into the quarterfinals of the Collector Swedish Open but second-seeded Simona Halep is out after a retirement.
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Flavia Pennetta reacts after losing a point in her match against Dinara Safina on day ten at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 3, 2008. Safina defeated Pannetta 6-2 6-3. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Flavia Pennetta (born 25 February 1982 in Brindisi, Apulia) is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top 10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first ever Italian Tennis player to be ranked No.1 in Doubles on 28 February 2011. As of 19 August 2011, Pennetta is ranked World No. 25 in singles and World No. 4 in doubles.

Pennetta has won nine career WTA singles titles, including back-to-back titles in Bogotá and Acapulco in 2005. She and her Italian teammates Mara Santangelo, Francesca Schiavone, and Roberta Vinci beat the Belgium team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin had to retire in the fifth and final match due to an injury in her right knee, which let Italy win their first Fed Cup trophy. She was also a member of their winning team in 2009 and 2010, when they beat the United States on both occasions.

Pennetta has defeated multiple Grand Slam singles champions such as Justine Henin, Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Francesca Schiavone, Amélie Mauresmo, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and former World No. 1 Jelena Janković. Pennetta is also one of only seven women to beat Williams three consecutive times. In doubles, Pennetta won her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 Australian Open with partner Gisela Dulko, and also reached the 2005 US Open final partnered with Elena Dementieva. She has also reached the US Open quarterfinals twice in singles.

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