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Roberta Vinci

Born: February 18, 1983 (age 38)

Height: 5' 4" (163cm)

Hometown: Taranto, Italy
Nationality: Italy Italian
Current Rank (Apr 17): No. 35 (1,480 points)
Roberta Vinci
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Sports Mole has 124 articles about Roberta Vinci. Articles 1 to 40:
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Result: Maria Sharapova eases to victory on return from 15-month ban
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova overcomes Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-3 at the Stuttgart Open to mark her return from a 15-month doping ban in winning style.
Apr 26, 19:51
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Kim Clijsters: 'Maria Sharapova has been punished enough'
Kim Clijsters voices her support for Maria Sharapova ahead of the Russian's return from a doping ban.
Apr 25, 19:35
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WTA chief: Maria Sharapova is "starting at ground zero"
WTA chief Steve Simon insists that Maria Sharapova is still being punished for her doping ban despite being awarded a wildcard entry at the Stuttgart Open.
Apr 25, 18:23
Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the China Open on October 9, 2016
Result: Johanna Konta beaten at Indian Wells by Caroline Garcia
British number one Johanna Konta is out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after a 6-3 3-6 6-7(1) third-round defeat to France's Caroline Garcia.
Mar 12, 22:11
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Result: Caroline Wozniacki sets up US Open semi-final clash against Angelique Kerber
Caroline Wozniacki will take on Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals of the US Open after beating injured Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets.
Sep 7, 09:23
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Result: Angelique Kerber beats former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci to reach semis
Angelique Kerber defeats 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the Grand Slam in New York.
Sep 6, 18:40
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Result: Roberta Vinci maintains impressive US Open form by reaching quarter-finals
2015 finalist Roberto Vinci continues her march at the US Open by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-6(5) 6-2 at Flushing Meadows.
Sep 4, 18:00
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Result: Roberta Vinci reaches US Open last 16 with victory over Carina Witthoeft
Roberta Vinci reaches the last 16 of the US Open after beating Carina Witthoeft 6-0 5-7 6-3 in a tough match at Flushing Meadows on Friday.
Sep 2, 18:58
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Result: Roberta Vinci sent packing in round three by Coco Vandeweghe
Coco Vandeweghe overcomes sixth seed Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-4 to book a place in round four of Wimbledon.
Jul 3, 12:53
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James Ward to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon first round
Britain's James Ward will play defending champion Novak Djokovic in the first round at Wimbledon, while Andy Murray takes on Liam Broady.
Jun 24, 10:11
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Result: Roberta Vinci out of French Open after first-round defeat to Kateryna Bondarenko
Roberta Vinci is knocked out of the French Open with a first-round defeat to world number 65 Kateryna Bondarenko.
May 23, 18:44
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Result: Johanna Konta upsets Roberta Vinci in Rome
Great Britain's Johanna Konta knocks home favourite and seventh seed Roberta Vinci out of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in the second round.
May 11, 17:06
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Result: Johanna Konta safely through to second round of Italian Open
Britain's Johanna Konta breezes into the second round of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over Johanna Larsson.
May 10, 13:03
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Result: Karolina Pliskova eases into final in Zhuhai
Karolina Pliskova makes light work of Elina Svitolina to reach the Elite Trophy Zhuhai final.
Nov 7, 12:21
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Result: Venus Williams reaches final in Zhuhai
Venus Williams is through to the final of the Elite Trophy Zhuhai after easing past Roberta Vinci.
Nov 7, 11:07
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Tennis star Serena Williams calls for more race equality in sport, business
World number one tennis star Serena Williams calls for more race and gender equality in sport and in business.
Oct 28, 11:45
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Venus Williams to face Garbine Muguruza in Wuhan Open final
Venus Williams beats Roberta Vinci in three sets to set up a final against Garbine Muguruza at the Wuhan Open.
Oct 2, 14:34
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Serena Williams withdraws from China Open, WTA Finals to 'address health'
Serena Williams announces her withdrawal from the China Open and WTA Finals in order to 'address her health' and "take time to heal".
Oct 1, 09:27
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Result: Heather Watson, Johanna Konta qualify for Wuhan Open
British pair Heather Watson and Johanna Konta come through their final qualifying matches to earn a place in the main draw of the Wuhan Open.
Sep 26, 09:27
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Serena Williams to feature in 2016 Pirelli calendar of inspirational women
Tennis star Serena Williams will feature in the 2016 Pirelli calendar as the new issue celebrates inspirational women.
Sep 23, 13:15
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Serena Williams unveils clothing line at New York Fashion Week
World number one tennis star Serena Williams gets over her US Open woe by unveiling her new clothing line at New York Fashion Week.
Sep 16, 10:49
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Roberta Vinci: 'I'm delighted for US Open champion Flavia Pennetta'
Roberta Vinci says that she is delighted for Flavia Pennetta after the 33-year-old beat her in the US Open final.
Sep 12, 22:57
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Flavia Pennetta to retire following US Open victory
Flavia Pennetta announces her retirement from professional tennis at the end of the season, moments after winning the ladies singles title at the US Open.
Sep 12, 22:46
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Result: Flavia Pennetta claims US Open title
Flavia Pennetta beats Roberta Vinci 7-6 6-2 to claim her first Grand Slam title in an all-Italian US Open final.
Sep 12, 21:57
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Live Commentary: US Open final - Roberta Vinci vs. Flavia Pennetta - as it happened
Relive Flavia Pennetta's victory over Roberta Vinci in an all-Italian showdown in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows.
Sep 12, 19:30
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Tracy Austin: 'Serena Williams loss to Roberta Vinci one of biggest in history'
Two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin says that Serena Williams's loss to Roberta Vinci in the semi-final is "one of the biggest in tennis history".
Sep 12, 11:21
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Flavia Pennetta elated with "unbelievable" US Open semi-final win
Flavia Pennetta says that she is overwhelmed with emotion to have booked her place in the final of the US Open following her straight-sets win over Simona Halep.
Sep 12, 04:01
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Chris Evert: 'Nerves got the better of Serena Williams in US Open semi-final defeat'
Chris Evert believes that Serena Williams was affected by nerves in her defeat to Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the US Open.
Sep 12, 03:46
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Roberta Vinci: "I didn't expect to win"
US Open finalist Roberta Vinci admits that she "didn't expect to win" her semi-final against world number one Serena Williams.
Sep 11, 22:48
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Serena Williams: Roberta Vinci played "out of her mind"
World number one Serena Williams admits that Italy's Roberta Vinci played "out of her mind" to beat her in the semi-finals at the US Open.
Sep 11, 20:45
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Result: Serena Williams beaten at US Open
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Italy's Roberta Vinci in three sets in the semi-finals at the US Open.
Sep 11, 19:59
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Live Commentary: Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci - as it happened
Relive one of the most remarkable victories in Grand Slam history as Roberta Vinci beats Serena Williams to reach the US Open final in New York.
Sep 11, 17:44
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Result: Flavia Pennetta coasts into US Open final
Flavia Pennetta breaks world number two Simona Halep's serve six times as she reaches her first Grand Slam final with a quickfire 6-1 6-3 victory.
Sep 11, 17:33
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Live Commentary: Flavia Pennetta vs. Simona Halep - as it happened
Relive Flavia Pennetta's 59-minute demolition of Simona Halep as the Italian reaches the US Open final at Flushing Meadows.
Sep 11, 16:00
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John McEnroe: 'Serena Williams is already an all-time great'
John McEnroe says that tennis star Serena Williams is one of the "all-time greatest athletes" as she is just two wins away from a calendar Grand Slam.
Sep 11, 08:51
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On this day: Samantha Stosur shocks Serena Williams in US Open final
On this day in 2011, Samantha Stosur won her one and only Grand Slam title by defeating Serena Williams in the US Open final.
Sep 11, 08:00
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Heavy rain forecast forces US Open postponement
The US Open women's semi-finals, featuring Serena Williams, Roberta Vinci, Simona Halep and Flavia Pennetta, are postponed until Friday due to heavy rain forecasts.
Sep 10, 21:30
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Flavia Pennetta: 'Roberta Vinci has nothing to lose'
Flavia Pennetta believes that fellow Italian Roberta Vinci can cause a shock against Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals.
Sep 9, 23:59
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Serena Williams pays tribute to "greatest competitor" Venus Williams
Serena Williams calls Venus Williams the "greatest competitor in women's tennis" after triumphing in their US Open quarter-final clash.
Sep 9, 05:01
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Venus Williams: 'Serena Williams has nothing to prove'
Venus Williams believes that Serena Williams has nothing to prove as she bids to win her fourth Grand Slam of 2015 at the US Open.
Sep 9, 04:35

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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