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March 10, 2010
Stadium 1 (play begins 11 a.m.): Karolina Sprem vs. Shenay Perry; Carlos Moya vs. Tim Smyczek; Roberta Vinci vs. Melanie Oudin; Mardy Fish vs. Michael Berrer. Stadium 1 (not before 7 p.m.) Taylor Dent vs. Ryan Harrison; Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands Stadium 2 (second day match), Bobby Reynolds vs. Mario Ancic. --Diane Pucin
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September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Flavia Pennetta advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal by upsetting fellow Italian and 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, 6-4, 6-1, at the U.S. Open. The  31-year-old Pennetta had become the first Italian woman to be ranked in the top 10 but since  has been surpassed by several women, including Sara Errani, who seeded fourth for the U.S. Open, and Vinci from Italy. Pennetta was ranked 83rd. Pennetta and Vinci, former doubles partners, gave each other a long hug and Vinci gave Pennetta a kiss on the cheek and whispered into her ear, "Brava.
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July 4, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England - It would seem that 30-year-old Serena Williams might have wanted to take it easy Wednesday, resting up for her semifinal match Thursday against big-hitting, bigger-screeching Victoria Azarenka. But instead, Wiliams was spending almost four hours playing doubles with sister Venus, who had lost in the first round of singles here. With rain having backed up so many of the non-singles matches, Serena and Venus were forced to play twice Wednesday. And unlike Agnieszka Radwanska, who is also into the women's semifinals and scheduled to play doubles with her sister Urszula Radwanska against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci and then possibly a second match, Agnieszka pulled out, the safe move many assumed, so she can be fresh for her semifinal against rising German star Angelique Kerber.
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September 2, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rain has arrived at the U.S. Open and so far it has caused the match between No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka and 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic to be postponed until Tuesday. So far the only lucky finisher is 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci, who beat fellow Italian countrywoman Camila Giorgi, 6-4, 6-2, in 67 minutes Monday. Giorgi had upset sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, a former U.S. Open finalist, but her enthusiasm and power were matched and bettered by the 30-year-old Vinci.
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March 13, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
While the majority of attention in pro tennis is devoted to the top men's trio of Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer , there is close competition for the top spot on the women's side, too. Tuesday in Indian Wells, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 2 Maria Sharapova of Russia (by way of Bradenton, Fla., and Manhattan Beach, Calif.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open. That brought a rematch of their recent Australian Open final, won by Azarenka, a step closer.
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August 29, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- She went a little Roberto Benigni on Tuesday night. No, Roberta Vinci didn't win an Academy Award. Or even a first-round match at the U.S. Open. Just a game. The 24-year-old Italian watched a Maria Sharapova backhand float wide in the second-to-last game of their match and jumped with joy, whipped her arm around and raised her fist in the air. Shutout, averted. Sharapova won, 6-0, 6-1, needing 50 minutes in her first match here since winning the Open last year.
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March 24, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
On the verge of victory, Roger Federer stopped playing when he thought a pivotal point had ended at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday at Key Biscayne, Fla. He mistook a fan's shout for a linesman's call, which cost him the game. Play continued for another 25 minutes before Federer finally closed out his opening match by beating 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison , 6-2, 7-6 (3). "I'd like to make it a bit more difficult for my opponent," Federer said. "I was just completely confused about the whole situation.
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September 2, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rain has arrived at the U.S. Open and so far it has caused the match between No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka and 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic to be postponed until Tuesday. So far the only lucky finisher is 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci, who beat fellow Italian countrywoman Camila Giorgi, 6-4, 6-2, in 67 minutes Monday. Giorgi had upset sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, a former U.S. Open finalist, but her enthusiasm and power were matched and bettered by the 30-year-old Vinci.
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September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Flavia Pennetta advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal by upsetting fellow Italian and 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, 6-4, 6-1, at the U.S. Open. The  31-year-old Pennetta had become the first Italian woman to be ranked in the top 10 but since  has been surpassed by several women, including Sara Errani, who seeded fourth for the U.S. Open, and Vinci from Italy. Pennetta was ranked 83rd. Pennetta and Vinci, former doubles partners, gave each other a long hug and Vinci gave Pennetta a kiss on the cheek and whispered into her ear, "Brava.
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March 11, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
This match slipped away from Melanie Oudin as quickly as her impatient forehands sailed out of the court, big bunches of errors coming faster and faster. It disappeared into the hands of a steady but unspectacular 27-year-old Italian named Roberta Vinci. "She's 10 years older than me," the 18-year-old Oudin said, exaggerating the age difference by a year. Oudin, the highest-ranked American woman in the draw of the BNP Paribas Open at No. 41, made a quick exit from the tournament at Indian Well Tennis Garden on Thursday.
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July 4, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England - It would seem that 30-year-old Serena Williams might have wanted to take it easy Wednesday, resting up for her semifinal match Thursday against big-hitting, bigger-screeching Victoria Azarenka. But instead, Wiliams was spending almost four hours playing doubles with sister Venus, who had lost in the first round of singles here. With rain having backed up so many of the non-singles matches, Serena and Venus were forced to play twice Wednesday. And unlike Agnieszka Radwanska, who is also into the women's semifinals and scheduled to play doubles with her sister Urszula Radwanska against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci and then possibly a second match, Agnieszka pulled out, the safe move many assumed, so she can be fresh for her semifinal against rising German star Angelique Kerber.
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March 24, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
On the verge of victory, Roger Federer stopped playing when he thought a pivotal point had ended at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday at Key Biscayne, Fla. He mistook a fan's shout for a linesman's call, which cost him the game. Play continued for another 25 minutes before Federer finally closed out his opening match by beating 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison , 6-2, 7-6 (3). "I'd like to make it a bit more difficult for my opponent," Federer said. "I was just completely confused about the whole situation.
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March 13, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
While the majority of attention in pro tennis is devoted to the top men's trio of Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer , there is close competition for the top spot on the women's side, too. Tuesday in Indian Wells, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 2 Maria Sharapova of Russia (by way of Bradenton, Fla., and Manhattan Beach, Calif.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open. That brought a rematch of their recent Australian Open final, won by Azarenka, a step closer.
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March 12, 2012 | Staff reports
Today's featured matches Stadium 1 Starting at 11 a.m. Fernando Verdasco (19) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (9). Not before 1 p.m. Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Julia Goerges (14); Roberta Vinci (21) vs. Maria Sharapova (2). Not before 4:30 p.m. Marcel Granollers (26) vs. Rafael Nadal (2). Not before 7 p.m. Milos Raoinic (27) vs. Roger Federer (3); Ana Ivanovic (15) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (4).
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March 11, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
This match slipped away from Melanie Oudin as quickly as her impatient forehands sailed out of the court, big bunches of errors coming faster and faster. It disappeared into the hands of a steady but unspectacular 27-year-old Italian named Roberta Vinci. "She's 10 years older than me," the 18-year-old Oudin said, exaggerating the age difference by a year. Oudin, the highest-ranked American woman in the draw of the BNP Paribas Open at No. 41, made a quick exit from the tournament at Indian Well Tennis Garden on Thursday.
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August 29, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- She went a little Roberto Benigni on Tuesday night. No, Roberta Vinci didn't win an Academy Award. Or even a first-round match at the U.S. Open. Just a game. The 24-year-old Italian watched a Maria Sharapova backhand float wide in the second-to-last game of their match and jumped with joy, whipped her arm around and raised her fist in the air. Shutout, averted. Sharapova won, 6-0, 6-1, needing 50 minutes in her first match here since winning the Open last year.
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September 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci had beaten Venus and Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Thursday at the U.S. Open, the result was reversed. The Italians were overpowered by the unseeded Williams sisters, 6-3, 6-1, in the women's doubles quarterfinals. The sisters weren't challenged. Leading, 5-1, in the second set, Serena gave her team its first match point with a ferocious return winner. And Venus took that cue with one of her own to finish off the match.
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