US Open 2015 tennis women’s final schedule, TV time, live streaming details: Serena Williams crushed by Roberta Vinci
This would have been a rather easy win for her. Everyone was hoping that the reigning number one womenâ€™s tennis player Serena Williams will win the US Open 2015 womenâ€™s semifinal match without any issue and enter the final to eventually win that too. But alas it was not to be.
A little known player from Italy Roberta Vinci did to her what her older sister couldnâ€™t do, oust her from a Grand Slam in the whole of calendar year. Had she won the semifinals and then the final that is set to be played tonight, she would have won the distinction
A report while describing the turning point in the match says, â€œThe giant was unbeatable and the final rock was about to fly and, yes, a siren wailed in warning. A minute later Serena double-faulted twice. The 2015 U.S. Open semifinal stood then at a set apiece, 3-3 in the third, but the knees of the best serverâ€”and playerâ€”in the history of womenâ€™s tennis had just buckled. Serena recovered some, cracked a 126 mph aceâ€”her fastest of the fortnightâ€”to set up game point, and for a moment seemed set for another great escapeâ€. But alas, as we all know it was not to be and the match eventually marked the end of her winning streak.
Till the very last, almost everyone thought that she will come back and win the match, eventually winning the tournament. But hopes shattered when the final bell rang and her loss was announced. Chris Evert while talking about the match has this to say, â€œEvery single time sheâ€™s been able to play vintage Serena and get herself out of holesâ€¦The whole match I thought she could pull it outâ€”because thatâ€™s all Iâ€™ve seen.â€
No one was giving the 32-year old Italian player Roberta Vinci a chance even when she was playing better than Serena Williams. The player who is completely unfamiliar and unaware of the rarefied air of a major singles semifinal, slung Serena about the court in a literally breathtaking 18-ball rally that nearly sent the flailing six-time Open champion headlong into a courtside TV camera. Vinci put a hand to an ear, gestured at herself and screamed in Italian, â€œCome on! One time for meâ€. She has not just won the first match against Serena, but also crushed the American starâ€™s hopes of winning all the grand slams in a single calendar year.
The match will begin at 3 p.m. ET, or when the men’s doubles final has concluded. It will be broadcast on ESPN, with a livestream available atÂ WatchESPN.