Flavia Pennetta Wins U.S. Open, Announces Retirement
Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta won her first Grand Slam Saturday and then shocked everyone by announcing she's leaving tennis this year.By Eugene Daniels | September 12, 2015
Italy finally has its first U.S. Open winner. In a match no one predicted, Flavia Pennetta defeated another Italian, Roberta Vinci, in the final of the Grand Slam tournament. What was even more surprising is what Pennetta did right after her first Grand Slam win.
"I took a big decision in my life. This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis," Pennetta told ABC's Robin Roberts.
Yep, she announced her retirement right then and there. Sounds like a good way to go out, if you ask me. But the BBC said Pennetta clarified her statement, saying she's not throwing in the towel until the end of the year.