Flavia Pennetta pleased with Italian domination

Flavia Pennetta celebrates her win against Sara Errani during the second round of the US Open on August 29, 2013
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Flavia Pennetta says that the success of the Italians at the US Open is down to the motivation they offer each other.

World number 83 Flavia Pennetta has expressed her happiness with the Italian domination at the US Open.

The 31-year-old overcame Simona Halep 6-2 7-6 in the fourth round to set up a last-eight meeting with compatriot Roberta Vinci.

Vinci advanced past fellow Italian Camila Giorgi to reach the quarter-finals, and Pennetta insists that there is a lot of support exchanged between her and her countrywomen.

"We try to motivate everyone," Pennetta told reporters. "It's really nice because always we make a good result, almost always."

Giorgi caused a shock upset in the third round by eliminating world number eight Caroline Wozniacki.

Camila Giorgi of Italy celebrates victory during her women's singles third round match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013
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