22 Undeniably Powerful Photos From The Roberta Vinci-Serena Williams Match

We're upset at the upset, but not at these amazing shots.
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The greatest tennis player in the world is out of the U.S. Open. Serena Williams' title defense ended on Friday afternoon at the hands of an unseeded Italian by the name of Roberta Vinci. Williams and Vinci grinded out a three-set match to the raucous cheers of the New York crowd.

The two players' intensity and skill were on display throughout the match. Williams is out now, but we should take a minute to celebrate one of the most memorable upsets in tennis history. It was, to put it simply, sports at its finest.

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