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'Perfect' triumph caps Pennetta's career

By Reuters In New York (China Daily) Updated: 2015-09-14 07:51
'Perfect' triumph caps Pennetta's career

Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates after defeating Roberta Vinci of Italy on day thirteen of the 2015 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, Sept 12, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

What they said

"With this win today, my life is perfect."

—— FLAVIA PENNETTA, after winning her first major title at the US Open

"Win or lose today, nothing was going to change. The decision was already there."

—— PENNETTA, on deciding she will retire at season's end

"I love New York. Today probably this is my last cheeseburger, and then tomorrow pasta, real pasta at home."

—— ROBERTA VINCI, admitting she was a fan of the host city but yearns for her home in Taranto, Italy

"The press say, 'Congratulations, good job. Because I beat Serena? No, for your interview. Grazie. Thank you. I'm not joking. Is true. Thank you. I need to improve my English, eh?"

—— VINCI, on messages of congratulations for beating Serena Williams, one of the greatest shocks in the history of the sport

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