US Open Women's Singles Final Five Facts

Updated: 12 September 2015 11:44 IST

Italy's 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci and Italy's 26th-ranked Flavia Pennetta will face off in the US Open 2015 women's final.

US Open Womens Singles Final Five Facts
Flavia Pennetta will take on compatriot Roberta Vinci in the US Open women's final. © AFP

New York:

Five facts on the US Open women's singles final between Italy's 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci and Italy's 26th-ranked Flavia Pennetta on Saturday:

- This is the first Grand Slam final for either woman

- The winner will be the second Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles crown after Francesca Schiavone at the 2010 French Open

- Pennetta leads their career rivalry 5-4 and has won both prior Grand Slam meetings with Vinci.

- They are 1-1 on hardcourts, Pennetta's win coming in the 2013 US Open quarter-finals and Vinci's in 2009 at Tokyo

- Both Pennetta and Vinci are former Grand Slam doubles champions, with a combined 128 weeks as the WTA world doubles number one.

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