U.S. Open 2015

Anjali Patel, Staff Writer

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The 135th edition of the U.S Open was held this August in New York City, New York. Over twenty men and twenty women compete in the singles portion of the U.S. Open but only one man and one woman come out as U.S Open tennis champions.

This year, Flavia Pennetta, a singles tennis player from Italy, won the Women’s U.S. Open title against Roberta Vinci, also a singles tennis player from Italy. Pennetta beat Vinci with a set count of 7-6 and 6-2.

For Pennetta, this wasn’t just any tennis match, it was her last tennis match. She told news reports before winning, “Before I start this tournament one month ago, I take a big decision in my life;” this decision was to end her tennis career after the U.S. Open, no matter what the outcome of the tournament  was.

Fortunately, Pennetta won the championship title and tells  U.S. open reporters,  “This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis. I’m really happy. Is what all the players seem to want to do, to go out with this big trophy home. And so this one was my last match at the U.S. Open, and I couldn’t think to finish a better way.”

In the men’s singles player portion of the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic took home the championship title. Djokovic is a singles player from Serbia, and he played against Roger Federer, a singles tennis player from Switzerland. The two players played a tough match with a set count of 6-4, 5-7, 6-4,6-4.

After beating one of the greatest players, Djokovic tells U.S. Open reporters,  “To win against one of the biggest rivals, as you said, all-time Grand Slam champion, somebody that, you know, always keeps on fighting till the last point, keeps making you play an extra shot, yeah, all these things now are very special to me. Obviously I owe a great gratitude to my team and for making sure I can perform as well as I did, you know, all these years. And tonight’s a night that I will definitely remember for a long time.”

The U.S. Open consisted of highly ranked professional tennis players, all of which were fighting for the the U.S. Open title. Unfortunately, only one man and woman were able to take those titles home, but both Pennetta and Djokovic earned those titles. They showed people all over the world how hard they’ve worked as they played each match and won.

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Although this was the last time anyone will get to see Pennetta play professionally, she left her fans with a great match to remember while carrying a trophy in her hand. As for Novak Djokovic, he left his fans with excitement and hope that next year’s U.S. Open will be just as good as this one.  

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