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Vinci sheds tears as she concludes career at Italian Open

AP
Published 9:51 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 12:00 p.m. ET May 14, 2018

ROME (AP) — Former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci bid an emotional farewell following the final match of her career at the Italian Open on Monday.

Having already announced that this would be her final tournament, the 35-year-old Vinci was beaten by Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the first round.

Vinci wiped away tears as a video of her career highlights was shown on the big screen inside the picturesque Pietrangeli court, which is surrounded by neo-classical statues.

“I’m…

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