Vinci beats Serena, ends hope of calendar Grand Slam

Roberta Vinci

Italy's Roberta Vinci reacts after beating Serena Williams

Italy's Roberta Vinci reacts after beating Serena Williams
Italy’s Roberta Vinci reacts after beating Serena Williams

Italy’s Roberta Vinci caused a huge shock as she beat Serena Williams at the US Open to end the American’s hopes of a calendar Grand Slam.

Vinci, the world number 43 and playing her first Grand Slam semi-final, won 2-6 6-4 6-4 in New York.

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Williams, 33, had been two wins from completing a clean sweep of all four majors in 2015.

Vinci, 32, will play Flavia Pennetta in an all-Italian final at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.