Ciao Roberta: Vinci bids tennis a teary goodbye in Rome

Published 9:51 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 2:34 p.m. ET May 14, 2018

ROME (AP) — Roberta Vinci does not want to be remembered solely for beating Serena Williams in the 2015 U.S. Open semifinals, which prevented the American from completing a calendar-year Grand Slam.

Vinci, who retired after a first-round loss before her home fans at the Italian Open on Monday, was also ranked No. 1 in doubles, completed a career Grand Slam with partner Sara Errani, and helped Italy win four Fed Cups.

“It’s not only Serena,” Vinci said. “I would appreciate it if I were remembered…

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