by: TennisMood 20

Roberta Vinci

“It’s true that I have a different game and cannot do more than that in certain situations, but I think that this is the future: always less tactics and more power, who hits harder wins!”

Roberta Vinci: Rules of Life(34 y.o.)
Roberta Vinci

Personal Facts

Overview

  • Described herself as a nice, clever, polite woman.
  • Her signature move is a rare one in the tennis world: a one-handed backhand. It allows her control more over the ball, and is ideal for volleys.
  • Was born to Angelo Vinci (an accountant) and Luisa (a homemaker) in Taranto (Italy). Has an older brother, Francesco.
  • Began to play tennis at the age of 6.
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  • Is coached by Francesco Cina.
  • Her professional debut was at an ITF tournament in Italy in 1999.
  • Won a Grand Slam in doubles (with Sara Errani).
  • Earned her third Grand Slam Doubles title with an Australian Open victory in 2013
  • Has won 35 WTA Tour titles, 10 in singles and 25 in doubles.
  • Likes music, soccer and shopping.
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  • Won her first title came in the 2007 Copa Colsanitas, over Tathiana Garbin.
  • Is a good soccer player.
  • Her lucky charm is stuffed orange dinosaur from brother.
  • Is the 4th Italian woman to have reached the top 10 in singles.
  • Is also the oldest ever player (33 years) to make her first appearance in the Top 10.
  • Defeated world No.1 Serena Williams in 3 sets at the 2015 US Open. It was a shock for many people because she wasn’t even ranked among the US Open’s top competitors.

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