Roberta Vinci is one of the most famous and successful Italian tennis players: in her career she not only reached the final of the US Open 2015, losing against her countrywoman Flavia Pennetta, but, with Sara Errani, she got the Career Grand Slam in the women's doubles.
Interpreter of an elegant tennis, made of variations and a superb net game (rather than based on the power of the shots), she has enchanted for years, managing to win on all surfaces in singles. She had an incredible career, enriched also from the extraordinary victory against Serena Williams in Flushing Meadows, in 2015.
Roberta retired two years ago, but shecontinues to keep fit as evidenced by the many training videos released on her social channels. She said: "I try to keep fit, also because, after so many years in which the body is used to intense rhythms, if you stop the body it's the end.
I like playing paddle, going to the gym, every now and then still playing tennis." She does not miss the court, as well as the frenetic rhythms of the life of a globetrotter tennis player. There remains the great passion for the game and above all the awareness of having given everything, without regrets.
About his career the Italian said: "Tennis has been my whole life and continues to be so. I keep myself updated on tournaments, I like to follow him. I don't miss competitions. I think I have reached the maximum I could, I am at peace with myself."
Roberta Vinci would like to train Garbine Muguruza
In the interview Vinci also talked about the final of the US Open 2015: "No, I don't think about it, a few years have passed by now. Of course, it's a shame to have lost, but obviously it had to be like this.
She was better than me." About that tournament, she also said that once in a while she saw the match against Serena Williams again. The Italian gave a great disappointment to the American star, who seemed destined to win that edition of the US Open: "I happen to watch it again, not because I want to do it, but because on different channels they often broadcast it.
but I never saw from the first 15 to the last. We should ask Serena if she forgave me for that victory! " The adventure in tennis, however, may not be over, because Vinci has the dream of coaching in the WTA Tour: "I would like to train, because, as I said, tennis is still my life and I would like to stay on a field, albeit in another role to convey all my experience.
I wish I could train Garbine Muguruza. I think he has great potential." Finally Roberta Vinc i also talked about the state of health of Italian women's tennis, which is going through a very difficult period: "It is not a rosy period as for the male one.
But when we won the males hid. It is part of the cycles. It will be difficult to recreate our situation and that is players so close in age and strong. But we women often go out to the distance, maybe with old age some new resources will come out."