Pennetta beat pal and fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (4) 6-2 in the title match in New York on Saturday, a day after the runner-up engineered one of the biggest shocks in tennis history by ousting Serena Williams. Pennetta, who will turn 34 in February and almost quit the game because of a wrist injury, became the oldest first-time grand slam champion in the Open Era.
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The top seed beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5 7-5 in a hard-fought final lasting over two and a half hours. The 29-year-old Mallorcan was avenging defeats to eighth seed Fognini in both Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona this season, both times on his favorite clay surface.
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(A weekly look at the players, teams, trends, up-shoots and downspouts shaping the 2015 season.) Every time the New York Mets come to Los Angeles, their manager, Terry Collins, sits at a desk on the visitors' side where he conducts his business.