The US Open 2015 ended on a rainy day but not in a rainy mood. This was THE prestigious major tournament in a calendar-year that raised the adrenaline level to a max.

There were some really unpleasant, unwelcome and rather unexpected situations on and off service lines, such as the false arrest and a policeman's abuse of force (there’s no way to say it differently) on former US player, world ranked #4, James Blake.


There were also emotional, and shocking moments at this year’s turnarounds, which spiced up things very much.

It simply wowed… in pretty much all senses.


World number one Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in 4 sets to win his second US Open and 10th Grand Slam title, after having their match delayed more than three hours due to the copious rain. Djokovic beat Federer 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4

The Swiss-Indian doublet, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, won over Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua on a 6-3, 6-3 match, which was a solid result for this partnership between Hingis, who came back from retirement two years ago, *and five-time doubles winner Mirza.

On US Open wheelchair finals, Whiley won 6-4 0-6 6-1 against best friend Kamiji (Japan) in her first appearance in a* female major singles final. For men’s single finals. Kunieda, who has not lost a singles match since January 2014, won his 5th US Open title, with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 result* against a very hard-to-kill Houdet.


Briton Gordon Reid and Stephane Houdet beat Michael Jeremiasz and Nicolas Peifer in a 6-3 6-1 match in men's wheelchair doubles final. In the other hand, for women’s doubles final, Griffioen and van Koot won over Buis and Ellerbrock on a 7-6, 6-1 match.

But after the hard-to-swallow bitter pill, and these wins that were somehow expected, but not less intense and determinative on the US Open results, a “miracle” happened.

Two Italian girls, in the finals.* Two childhood friends who had the same dream and career, had to face each other on a challenging match, not only physically speaking, but also on a psychological way. And only one of them could win the Grand Slam Champion title. Pennetta took down in-Vinci-ble Roberta in a 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 win match, the first ever all-Italian finale in the history of the Open seasons. "[We proved] miracles can happen," Vinci said, "because I beat Serena. A miracle. And then two Italians reach the Grand Slam final. A miracle."

Pennetta had slammed her way through to the winning title by kicking out *Samantha Stosur (former US Open champ), Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and second-place Simona Halep (one of the youngest obvious talents in tennis), and then defeated Vinci, who was responsible of knocking out Serena Williams in the semifinals, and who was also one of the favorites for winning this competition. Some say she should’ve won this instead of Pennetta.



Pennetta then threw a junk ball to all of us when she gave her speech at the trophy presentation: “I’d like to say one thing more” –she added in a trembling* voice- “…This is the way I would like to say goodbye to tennis”. Many eyes burst into tears as Flavia was being saluted and applauded by all the shocked fans and attendants. A very emotional moment, indeed, and one of the best ways to close this chapter on a tennis player career.

Some people might say Why would she do this at the peak of her successful career? Now, when she got the Grand Slam Champion title for the first time?”. People will always have their reasons; she nonetheless tasted both victories and defeats in 33 years. And she’s happy with just saying bye, carrying this huge honor on her way out. We can only wish her the best, and kudos on her performance at this shocker of a US Open.

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