(RNN) – The reigning queen of tennis, Serena Williams, fell to Roberta Vinci from Italy in the semifinals of the 2015 U.S.Open on Friday – losing her chance at a calendar-year Grand Slam. She lost to Vinci in a three match set. Williams won the first set with a 6-2 score, and Vinci won the final two with 6-4, 6-4.
Vinci, ranked 43rd in Women’s tennis, was unseeded in the tournament. Williams, the top-ranked player, was seeded for No.1. The match was originally set for Thursday, but it was postponed because of the rain.
Vinci will go on to the finals against Flavia Pennetta, fellow Italian. Pennetta defeated No.2 seed Simona Halep on Friday.
Williams would have be the first to a complete the slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. Only five people have ever obtained the title.
Representing the U.S., Williams has already completed two “Serena Slams” in her career by winning four majors in a row, but not within the calendar year.
In her effort for the career achievement, she once again faced her sister, Venus Williams. This is the second time the sisters have met at a major this year. They played each other in the fourth round of Wimbledon, which Serena won.
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