The U.S. Open tennis championships will continue through the weekend, but will do so without Serena Williams. The world's top-ranked tennis player, vying to complete the first Grand Slam of her career (and the fourth, historically, in women's tennis), fell in defeat to Italy's Roberta Vinci. Vinci defeated Williams in three sets, 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4. Vinci was a 300-to-1 underdog headed into Friday's match with Williams, the tournament's top-seeded woman.
Serena commented after the loss, giving credit to her opponent.
"She played literally out of her mind... I don't feel pressure, I never feel pressure."