Your Favourite Italian Grand Prix - 2008 Vettel's Victory
First Italian Grand Slam Final
On Saturday, September 12, the penultimate day of the US Open is due. Champions in various categories will continue to be determined. After the mixed, the finals will be played in the women's singles, men's doubles, as well as in the junior tournament among female partners. By the way, three Russians will play in this match at once - Alexandra Pospelova, Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova , so one of them will definitely win the title. After a good Friday in terms of the weather, it will rain again on Saturday in New York, so it is possible that some fights will not finish in time and will be postponed to Sunday.
MATCH OF THE DAY. VINCI - PENNETTA
Both Italians, Vinci and Pennetta, sensationally removed from the path of the first two numbers of the world rankings, Serena Williams and Simone Halep in the US Open semifinals, will play for the first time
in the Grand Slam singles decisive match. In addition, they became the first Italians in the US Open final, and indeed any other tournament in the Grand Slam category, except for Roland Garros. And this will be the first all-Italian Grand Slam final. But we cannot say that they have no experience of playing in the decisive matches of the Helmets. Together they became champions at the junior Roland Garros - 1999 in doubles. From 2012 to 2014, Roberta Vinci , along with Sara Errani , won five doubles titles, collecting the Career Helmet along the way, and reached the finals three more times. Flavia Pennetta won the 2011 Australian Open with Gisela Dulko , twice in the US Open finals - in 2005 with Elena Dementieva and in 2014 with Martina Hingis . Roberta and Flavia have known each other throughout their careers, together they have won all four Fed Cups in the history of the Italian national team (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013). As for personal meetings, the current confrontation for them will be the 10th anniversary. So far, Pennett is leading with a minimal advantage in the score - 5-4. All knowledgeable bookmakers call her the favorite of the final, but as the events of Friday showed, favorites do not always win.
US Open. Day 13. September 12, Saturday. The matches start at 12:00 (19:00 Moscow time)
Women. The final. Grid
Doubles. Men. The final. Grid
Doubles. Girls. Finals
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Jamie Murray (UK) / John Pierce (Australia) (8) - Pierre-South Herbert / Nicolas Mayu (France, 12)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 1st launch (19:00).
Bookmakers forecast: 2.00 - 1.73.
Championship forecast: Murray / Pierce win in three sets.
Robert Vinci (Italy) - Flavia Pennetta (Italy, 26)
Arthur Ashe Stadium. 2nd launch (not earlier than 22:00).
Personal meetings: 4: 5 (Ortisei-2003, Bogota-2007, Barcelona, Tokyo-2009 - Palermo-2005, Acapulco-2007, Palermo- 2009, Roland Garros - 2010, US Open - 2013).
Best Grand Slam performances:
Australian Open: 3rd round (2006, 2010, 2013) - 1/4 finals (2014);
Roland Garros: 4th round (2013)- 4th round (2008, 2010, 2015);
Wimbledon: 4th round (2012, 2013) - 4th round (2005, 2006, 2013);
US Open: 1/4 finals (2012, 2013) - 1/2 finals (2013).
Path to the US Open - 2015:
1st round: King, SR (6: 4 , 6: 4) - Gaidoshova (6: 1, 3: 6, 6: 1);
2nd round: Allertova (2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 1) - Nikulescu (6: 1, 6: 4);
3rd round: Duque-Marino (6: 1, 5: 7, 6: 2) - Cetkovska, SR (1: 6, 6: 1, 6: 4);
4th round: Bouchard, 25 (refusal) - Stosur, 22 (6: 4, 6: 4);
1/4 finals: Mladenovich (6: 3, 5: 7, 6: 4) - Kvitova, 5 (4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 2).
1/2 finals: S. Williams, 1 (2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4) - Halep, 2 (6: 1, 6: 3).
Bookmakers forecast: 3.00 - 1.44.
Championship forecast: Pennetta's victory in three sets.
Victoria Kuzmova (Slovakia) / Alexandra Pospelova (Russia) - Anna Kalinskaya / Anastasia Potapova (Russia)
Court 11. 4th launch (around 22:45).