Roberta Vinci: 'I want to play my last match ever against Serena Williams'



by LUIGI GATTO

Roberta Vinci: 'I want to play my last match ever against Serena Williams'

There is little time left for Roberta Vinci's last tournament on the tennis tour. In her home tournament, the Rome Open, at the Foro Italico, Vinci will say goodbye to professional tennis. 'It will be like a big party. I made a conscious choice because I have a particular relationship with Rome,' Vinci told Corriere del Mezzogiorno. 'Of course party means a final win, but it will be like this anyway.

Even in case of a loss. I would be happy to have my family, team and fans next to me.' Who would she like to face in her last match? Vinci has no doubts: 'I thought about it for a long time. I think that I would choose Serena Williams.

I played the match of my life against her at the US Open (in 2015).' In the same tournament, she lost to her compatriot Flavia Pennetta in the final. And that's definitely a big regret: 'After the semi-final, it seemed all perfect for the triumph.

Flavia was the opponent that I knew better than anyone. It went differently than what I hoped for.' ALSO READ: Rolex explains why Roger Federer won't be joined by Nadal as ambassador

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