Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer
It has been a surprising, inspiring, and dramatic two weeks of the U.S. Open, but it quickly concluded Sunday night as the men’s championship game wrapped it up. On Saturday, the two Italian women took the stage for an all-Italian women’s final: Flavia Pennetta vs Roberta Vinci. With upsets throughout the entire U.S. Open, no one expected the result to be two Italian players in the women’s final.
Since they were ten-years-old, Vinci and Pennetta have played doubles together and were drawn closer throughout the entire tournament. However, in the final match it was Pennetta who triumphantly won her first major Grand Slam in straight sets and the first Italian player to win a U.S Open title. As she received her trophy, the Grand Slammer’ announced that it would be her last match. Her tennis career ended but culminated in a very rewarding and bold slam.
On the men’s side of the draw, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federrer, the number one and two seeded players, played for the U.S. Open title. After tough matches in the past, Sunday’s championship battle started off with a three-hour rain delay. After the extensive pause, the match resumed with Novak taking the first set. Then after a brutal competitive second set, it was Roger Federer who rallied to win the second set followed by Novak winning the third and fourth set that gave him his tenth major Grand Slam title. With surprises found at all four corners of the tennis courts comes the end of the major Grand Slams of the 2015 year. For now, fans prep for the new year with new titles and new surprises.