Flavia Pennetta beat Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 to win the US Open women’s singles tournament on Saturday.
The victory for Pennetta comes just one day after the unseeded Vinci stunned the tennis world by beating Serena Williams in the semifinal. Williams had been just two wins away from completing the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers missed out on a first Grand Slam men’s doubles title as they were beaten in the US Open final.
French 12th seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat the eighth seeds 6-4 6-4 at New York’s Flushing Meadows.
Murray and Peers had been hoping to go one better than Wimbledon, where they also finished runners-up, reports the BBC.
The Scot will now head to Glasgow for next week’s Davis Cup semi-final against Australia.
“I’m starting to know what Andy felt like for a long time,” Murray said of his younger brother, who lost his first four major singles finals.
“We’ll keep tying to get over the line and get a Grand Slam title.”