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Top seeds reach Mexican semifinals

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 1 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta, the tournament's top two seeds, both reached the semifinals Thursday at the Mexican Open.

Vinci seeks first semifinal berth

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roberta Vinci reached her second quarterfinal match of the year Wednesday with a win at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Top seeds Vinci, Pennetta log Mexico wins

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roberta Vinci advanced and No. 2 seed Flavia Pennetta also scored a victory Tuesday in first-round action at the Mexican Open.

Minella seeks another finals berth

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Mandy Minella, who reached the finals of a WTA event in Colombia this month, grabbed a quarterfinal berth Thursday at the Monterrey Open.

No. 1 seed eliminated in Monterrey

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Nina Bratchikova pulled off an upset at the Monterrey Open Wednesday, eliminating No. 1 seed Roberta Vinci in the second round.

Top seeds Vinci, Errani log Monterrey wins

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani -- the top two seeds -- each logged first-round victories Monday at the Monterrey Open in Mexico.
Bartoli notches lengthy win in Paris

Bartoli notches lengthy win in Paris

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli piled up seven breaks in a straight-set win Thursday in second-round play of the GDF Suez Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Sharapova wins Paris second round

Sharapova wins Paris second round

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Julia Goerges picked up second-round victories Wednesday at the GDF Suez Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Pennetta, Vinci secure Italy's Fed Cup win

Pennetta, Vinci secure Italy's Fed Cup win

BIELLA, Italy, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci teamed up for a doubles win Sunday, leading Italy to a 3-2 Fed Cup quarterfinals decision over Ukraine.

Tsurenko upset has Ukraine even with Italy

BIELLA, Italy, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lesia Tsurenko dropped just three games Saturday in helping Ukraine to a 1-1 tie with Italy in a best-of-five Fed Cup quarterfinal series.
Double duty for Italy's Errani in Fed Cup

Double duty for Italy's Errani in Fed Cup

BIELLA, Italy, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Sara Errani has been given both singles and doubles duty for Italy in a Fed Cup quarterfinal series against Ukraine this weekend.
Stosur ousted in Australian first round

Stosur ousted in Australian first round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Sorana Cirstea ousted sixth-seeded, local favorite Samantha Stosur in straight sets Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
Peng moves to New Zealand second round

Peng moves to New Zealand second round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Peng Shuai was pushed to three sets before she claimed a first-round win Tuesday at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Dushevina among early Kremlin Cup winners

Dushevina among early Kremlin Cup winners

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Vera Dushevina ousted seventh-seeded Roberta Vinci in first-round action Monday at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

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Maria Sharapova hits a serve in her first round straight sets defeat of Roberta Vinci during day 2 at the U.S. Open in New York City on August 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Roberta Vinci (born 18 February 1983 in Taranto) is an Italian tennis player. As of 29 August 2011, Vinci is ranked World No. 20, on the WTA Tour Rankings. Vinci has won thirteen WTA Tour titles, six in singles and seven in doubles.

Her first title came in the 2007 Copa Colsanitas, over Tathiana Garbin. She won her second title at the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Maria Kirilenko. Her third title was at the 2010 BGL Luxembourg Open, over Julia Görges. Her fourth title was for her second victory after 2009 at the 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Lucie Hradecká. Her fifth title was her first win on grass at the 2011 's-Hertogenbosch, over Jelena Dokic. Her third victory in 2011 and sixth title was in Budapest.

She and her Italian team mates Mara Santangelo, Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone beat the Belgium team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin-Hardenne 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. With the Italian team she won also the Fed-Cup in 2009 and 2010 against the USA.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roberta Vinci."
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