Roberta Vinci Retired. Roberta Vinci of Italy has announced her retirement from her professional tennis career. Vinci played her last match against Aleksandra Krunić in the first round of Italy Open. In the match, Serbian star Aleksandra defeated the 35-year-old Vinci 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.
After this match, her farewell was organized. According to a report by the news agency EFE, a video was played during her farewell. This video showed some special moments of her career.
“I’m crying now but I’m happy, I’m happy for what I’ve accomplished,” Vinci said on her farewell.
“I would have liked to do better but it doesn’t matter that I lost.” She added.
Talking about her form she said “I had a difficult and different style of tennis. It’s old style. But sometimes it’s tough when you have to stay in good form, you have to run a lot, and you have to think about every single shot.”
“But now, I can relax, and I don’t think about the slice and drop shots and everything. Next is ice cream, coffee, shopping — no rackets, no tennis.” Roberta said talking about the future lifestyle.
Roberta Vinci’s Tennis Career
Vinci won 10 singles titles in her professional career. With Sara Errani, she won five Grand Slam titles in the doubles category. It also includes the French Open (2012), the US Open (2012), Australia Open (2013 and 2014) and Wimbledon (2014). She was also the runner-up of US Open (2015), where she lost the final to Flavia Pennetta.
Vinci defeated Serena Williams in the US Open 2015 and had stopped Williams’ journey to compete her a calendar-year Grand Slam. Asking about this fact She said that “she does not want to remember solely for beating Serena in that match.”