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Pennetta reaches 1st Slam semi, Gasquet reaches 2nd
US Open Tennis Heal
Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, returns a shot to Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — A year ago, Flavia Pennetta was hanging out at her parents' home on Italy's heel, recovering from right wrist surgery, watching the U.S. Open on TV — and wondering how long it would take her to get back on the tennis tour. Look at her now. Pennetta is a Grand Slam semifinalist for the first time at age 31, and in her 41st major tournament.