US Open champion Flavia Pennetta to retire at the end of the season!

Firstly I should start off with congratulating Flavia on such an incredible couple of weeks in Flushing Meadows with wins against Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep before defeating Roberta Vinci to claim her first ever Grand Slam final.

Not long after winning the title before the trophy presentation was due to take place Flavia announced her retirement on the microphone to the New York crowd saying it will be her last US Open.

With winning the title Flavia is now at 6 on the race to Singapore for the WTA finals after climbing 30 places in the last couple of weeks and is just about 1200 points from qualifying but as the season goes on that will decrease with less tournaments to play.

Marion Bartoli retired 6 weeks after winning Wimbledon a couple of years ago and there is no better way to go out after winning your first Grand Slam title!

Congratulations Flavia!

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