Roberta Vinci "happy" to progress to last eight

Roberta Vinci celebrates her US Open win over Camila Giorgi on September 2, 2013
© Getty Images
Roberta Vinci heaps praise on Camila Giorgi after advancing to the quarter-finals of the US Open.

World number 13 Roberta Vinci has expressed her happiness at reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open.

The Italian beat compatriot Camila Giorgi 6-4 6-2 to advance from the fourth round at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

Despite her victory, Vinci was keen to heap praise on her 21-year-old opponent.

"Camila played flat but I served really well and won lots of points that way," Vinci told reporters.

"Camila is a great player and had nothing to lose after winning three matches in qualifying and three in the main draw. She is one for the future.

"I had lots of points to defend, so I am happy to get to the quarter-finals again."

Vinci will face another fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta in the last eight.

Caroline Wozniacki in action against Monica Niculescu during the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2013
Read Next:
Wozniacki: 2013 "wasn't the best year for me"
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060