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US Open: Angelique Kerber into semi-finals with 7-5, 6-0 victory over 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci

US Open: Angelique Kerber into semi-finals with 7-5, 6-0 victory over 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci

She will face either two-time runner-up Caroline Wozniacki or shock quarter-finalist Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.

US Open 2016: Wozniacki to face Sevastova for semi-final spot, Vinci also in quarters

US Open 2016: Wozniacki to face Sevastova for semi-final spot, Vinci also in quarters

Sevastova thus became the first Latvian woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.

US Open 2016: Former runners-up Caroline Wozniacki, Roberta Vinci advance to last 16

US Open 2016: Former runners-up Caroline Wozniacki, Roberta Vinci advance to last 16

Vinci, the Italian seventh seed and runner-up to compatriot Flavia Pennetta in 2015, overcame a second set blip to defeat 21-year-old Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.

US Open: Novak Djokovic into third round on walkover; Roberta Vinci, Petra Kvitova move on

US Open: Novak Djokovic into third round on walkover; Roberta Vinci, Petra Kvitova move on

Djokovic will face either Guido Pella of Argentina or Mikhail Youzhny of Russia for a place in the fourth round.

Wimbledon, Day 7: Serena enters last 16, Tsonga beats Isner in epic 5-setter

Wimbledon, Day 7: Serena enters last 16, Tsonga beats Isner in epic 5-setter

The 300th win at the majors takes Serena to within six of Martina Navratilova`s all-time record.

World number one Serena Williams back after bout with `pain`

World number one Serena Williams back after bout with `pain`

The 34-year-old was largely rusty as she lost in mixed doubles before beating Ana Ivanovic at IPTL tournament in Manila.

Serena Williams returns to action in 2016 Hopman Cup in Australia

Serena Williams returns to action in 2016 Hopman Cup in Australia

Serena Williams will return to action at the Hopman Cup in Australia in January 2016. She will team up with Jack Sock for Team USA in the mixed team event.

Venus Williams beats Roberta Vinci to reach Wuhan Open final

Venus Williams beats Roberta Vinci to reach Wuhan Open final

American veteran Venus Williams won a thrilling semi-final 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4) against Italian Roberta Vinci to reach the Wuhan Open final on Friday.

Unfit Serena Williams ends season, pulls out of WTA Finals

Unfit Serena Williams ends season, pulls out of WTA Finals

It's the end of the season for Serena Williams. The World No. 1 women's player on Thursday announced that she is taking time out to heal properly.

Serena Williams' coach hints at rest after US Open heartache

Serena Williams' coach hints at rest after US Open heartache

Serena Williams`s coach raised the prospect of the world number one skipping the remainder of the season on Tuesday as she struggles to come to terms with her failure to clinch a calendar Grand Slam. 

Eugenie Bouchard pulls out of WTA Wuhan Open

Eugenie Bouchard pulls out of WTA Wuhan Open

Canada`s Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the WTA Wuhan Open Monday just hours before her first-round match, citing symptoms linked to the concussion suffered at the US Open earlier this month.

Flavia Pennetta's improbable victory is simply 'Perfect'

Flavia Pennetta's improbable victory is simply 'Perfect'

For Flavia Pennetta, summing up her tumultuous, shocking, fascinating and heart-warming U.S. Open triumph was easily described in a single word. 

Roberta Vinci all smiles despite losing twice at US Open

Roberta Vinci all smiles despite losing twice at US Open

Roberta Vinci, playing in her first grand slam singles final, lost twice at the U.S. Open on Saturday after coming up short in an all-Italian clash against her closest friend on tour.

US Open winner Flavia Pennetta retires during trophy ceremony

US Open winner Flavia Pennetta retires during trophy ceremony

Flavia Pennetta topped off one of the most surprising U.S. Open women`s tournaments ever with a shock announcement - that she was retiring from tennis after completing her greatest victory.

US Open: Flavia Pennetta defeats Roberta Vinci, wins first Grand Slam singles title

US Open: Flavia Pennetta defeats Roberta Vinci, wins first Grand Slam singles title

Italy`s Flavia Pennetta won her first Grand Slam singles title Saturday, defeating compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in the US Open women`s singles final.

Serena Williams in aggressive mood after shock US Open exit

Serena Williams in aggressive mood after shock US Open exit

Following her shock semi-final exit from the US Open, American tennis ace Serena Williams showed disregard for the media while answering questions at the post-match press conference here.

Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci feat whips Italy into US Open frenzy, PM Matteo Renzi flies to New York

Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci feat whips Italy into US Open frenzy, PM Matteo Renzi flies to New York

Italian media was whipped into a tennis frenzy and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi cancelled all appointments to fly to New York after Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci set up an unprecedented all-Italian women`s singles final at the US Open on Saturday.

Roberta Vinci`s `magic moment` is best match of her life

Roberta Vinci`s `magic moment` is best match of her life

Roberta Vinci was so convinced she would lose to Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals that she booked a flight out Saturday, never expecting to reach the championship match.

Rain could make final US Open splash before roof

Rain could make final US Open splash before roof

With a historic calendar Grand Slam attempt shattered before the weekend, a US Open women`s final missing much of its anticipated marquee magic now faces the threat of thunderstorms.

US Open: Pressure enormous for Serena Williams, says coach Patrick Mouratoglou

US Open: Pressure enormous for Serena Williams, says coach Patrick Mouratoglou

Serena Williams`s coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitted Friday that the pressure of pursuing the calendar Grand Slam was "enormous" after the American slumped to a US Open semi-final defeat to Roberta Vinci.