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.

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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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