Pennetta beats Vinci to win US Open title

Flavia Pennetta beat unseeded Italian compatriot and childhood friend Roberta Vinci 7-6(4) 6-2 to win the US Open women’s singles title on Saturday.

For the 26th-seeded Pennetta, who was playing a day after upsetting Romanian world No 2 Simona Halep, the win marked her first grand slam singles title.

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