57 Facts About Roberta Vinci

1. Roberta Vinci's said of her retirement: "I'm crying now but I'm happy, I'm happy for what I've accomplished".

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2. Roberta Vinci's faced Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the Italian open, but lost the final match of her career in a keenly contested three set match.

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3. Roberta Vinci played one grass court warm up tournament to prepare herself for Wimbledon.

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4. Roberta Vinci's reached the quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years, defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam, Christina McHale, Carina Witthoft, and Lesia Tsurenko.

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5. Roberta Vinci was seeded 7th at the US Open, where she has finalist points to defend from last year.

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6. Roberta Vinci played only one grass court warm up tournament before Wimbledon.

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7. Roberta Vinci began her clay court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

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8. Roberta Vinci lost both of her rubbers to Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza.

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9. Roberta Vinci had to save two match points in order to defeat Gasparyan in the second round.

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10. Roberta Vinci's lost to Flavia Pennetta in the final in straight sets in what was the first all-Italian Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

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11. Roberta Vinci was ranked 42 places lower than Williams at that time.

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12. Roberta Vinci's reached the 4th round for the 2nd year in a row beating Monica Puig and Alize Cornet.

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13. Roberta Vinci kicked off her 2015 season by playing at the ASB Classic.

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14. Roberta Vinci ended the season outside the top 40 for the first time since 2010 at No 49.

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15. Roberta Vinci's booked her place in the quarterfinals where she faced Petra Kvitova.

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16. Roberta Vinci found her good form at the China Open, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova and upsetting world No 6 Agnieszka Radwanska in the early rounds.

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17. Roberta Vinci's was the 2nd seed at the Bucharest Open.

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18. Roberta Vinci's lost to Radwanska again in the third round.

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19. Roberta Vinci received a first bye at the BNP Paribas Open and defeated American Madison Keys in her opening match for her first victory of 2014.

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20. Roberta Vinci began the season at the ASB Classic as the top seed.

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21. Roberta Vinci ended the year at No 14 in singles, her highest ever and No 1 in doubles for the third straight season.

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22. At the US Open, Roberta Vinci reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal, this time she lost to Flavia Pennetta.

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23. Roberta Vinci's reached the 4th round at Wimbledon but lost to Li Na.

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24. Roberta Vinci's was the top seed at the Topshelf Open but lost to Halep again in the second round.

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25. Roberta Vinci lost to Serena Williams in the 4th round at the French Open.

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26. Roberta Vinci's reached the 3rd round at Rome, but lost to Simona Halep.

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27. Roberta Vinci began her clay court season by losing her opening matches at Stuttgart and Madrid.

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28. Roberta Vinci's improved her performance at Miami, reaching the quarterfinals.

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29. Roberta Vinci's eventually succumbed to doubles partner Sara Errani in straight sets.

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30. Roberta Vinci lost to Pole Urszula Radwanska in the second round at Qatar Total Open.

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31. Roberta Vinci's was seeded 5th at the Open GDF Suez but lost to German Mona Barthel in the second round.

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32. Roberta Vinci began 2013 by losing her opening match to Jarmila Gajdosova at Brisbane.

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33. Roberta Vinci ended 2012 in top 20 for the first time at No 16 and No 1 in for the first time doubles ahead of her partner Errani.

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34. Roberta Vinci's advanced to the semifinals where she lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Petrova.

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35. Roberta Vinci's made it to the third round where she lost to top seed Victoria Azarenka.

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36. Roberta Vinci's defeated Ashleigh Barty, Marina Erakovic and Mirjana Lucic to reach the round of 16.

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37. Roberta Vinci's reached the quarterfinals before losing to Zheng Jie.

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38. Roberta Vinci's was upset in the second round by Zheng Jie.

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39. Roberta Vinci's began her American hard court swing in Carlsbad as the 9th seed.

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40. Roberta Vinci's reached the semifinals of Pattaya City, after defeating 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals but then lost to Sara Errani.

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41. Roberta Vinci reached the quarterfinals of Hobart losing to 6th seed Jarmila Gajdosova.

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42. Roberta Vinci qualified for the China Open but lost to Vera Dushevina in the second round.

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43. Roberta Vinci's qualified for the Toray Pan Pacific Open but lost to Vera Zvonareva in the third round.

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44. Roberta Vinci's lost her opening match at the US Open to Venus Williams.

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45. At the Roland Garros, Roberta Vinci lost in the second round to Flavia Pennetta.

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46. Roberta Vinci's reached the final at Barcelona but failed to defend her title, losing to fellow Italian Francesca Schiavone.

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47. Roberta Vinci lost in the third round of the Australian Open to Maria Kirilenko.

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48. At Wimbledon, Roberta Vinci beat No 31, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in the second round to set up a third-round matchup with No 2, Serena Williams, and lost.

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49. Roberta Vinci made her professional debut at an ITF tournament in Italy in 1999.

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50. Roberta Vinci's currently resides in Palermo, and is coached by Francesco Cina.

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51. Roberta Vinci was born in Taranto, the daughter of Angelo Vinci, an accountant, and his wife Luisa, a homemaker; she has an older brother, Francesco.

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52. Roberta Vinci's is one of the three players in the WTA top 100 using a one-handed backhand.

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53. At the 2012 US Open, Roberta Vinci reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, at 29 years of age, by defeating then-world No 2, Agnieszka Radwanska, in the fourth round.

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54. Roberta Vinci's won her second title at the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Maria Kirilenko.

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55. Roberta Vinci's went on to lose to her childhood friend Flavia Pennetta in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.

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56. Roberta Vinci's is the fourth Italian woman to have reached the top 10 in singles, together with Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone and Sara Errani.

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57. Roberta Vinci is a retired Italian professional tennis player.

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