Serena Williams almost made history tonight at the United States Open, but that dream was dashed this afternoon, when she lost out in the semifinal to Roberta Vinci of Italy.

Everyone was rooting for Serena to win this grand slam,as she would have joined Steffi Graf, who won a grand slam in one calendar year in 1988 . Vinci won the match in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In one of the biggest surprises in tennis history, Roberta Vinci, an unseeded Italian veteran playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeated Williams.

“It’s an incredible moment for me,” said Vinci, who cried in her chair after the upset and called the victory the “best moment of my life.”

Instead of Williams playing for a Grand Slam in Saturday’s final, it will be an all-Italian final between Vinci and the 26th-seeded Flavia Pennetta.

In another upset earlier in the day, the 26th-seeded Pennetta defeated No. 2 Simona Halep, 6-1, 6-3.

Serena Williams falls during the third set of her match against Roberta Vinci.

Pennetta, 33, and Vinci, 32, have each won Grand Slam titles in doubles, but neither had advanced to a Grand Slam singles final until Friday.

Vinci apologized to the crowd for changing the story line.

“For the American people, for Serena, for the Grand Slam and everything,” she said. “But today is my day. Sorry, guys.”

I just got off the phone with my mum and she was crying… Sorry Mum! To think our Nigerian/African parents all want us to be Doctors, Lawyers, and Engineers ,yet they admired the Williams sister smh… LOL!

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