US OPEN 2015: Top 5 Women Who Made History

This incredible and dramatic US Open 2015, was filled with victories, upsets and historical firsts, especially for women. Here are just a few…

Johanna Konta

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.52.17 AMQualifier Johanna Konta became the first British woman in 24 years to reach the fourth round of the US Open by defeating German 18th seed Andrea Petkovic.

Eva Asderaki-Moore

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 12.39.33 PMEva Asderaki-Moore became the first woman to serve as the chair umpire of the men’s singles final at the US Open.

Serena WilliamsScreen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.28.11 AMSerena, who’s place as the best female player in tennis history is already assured, was going for the single-season Grand Slam. This had tennis fans so excited that, for the first time in US Open history, the women’s singles final sold out before the men’s single final.

 

“I have people to inspire, and that’s what I’m here for.”

Roberta Vinci

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 12.19.33 PMAfter three sets, she’d beaten the world’s No. 1, Serena Williams, who was two matches from the first calendar Grand Slam in a quarter century, and set-off one of the greatest upsets in tennis history… as well as perhaps, one of the greatest moments of joy for Vinci.

 

“The best moment of my life,” Vinci.

Flavia Penetta

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Flavia Penetta became the first Italian (man or woman) to win a US Open title.

 

“I always tried to be not a good player, but a good person.”

This US Open was proof, that anything is possible if you just go for it. Can’t wait to see what happens next year…

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