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Quarterfinals beginning to take shape
US Open Tennis Heal
Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, reacts after beating Simona Halep, of Romania, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open Monday in New York. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — Roberta Vinci will face a fellow Italian in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the second straight year. In a testament to the depth among Italy's women's tennis players, the 10th-seeded Vinci will also be taking on a countrywoman for the third straight round at this year's tournament. She and Flavia Pennetta both won Monday to set up a matchup of 30-somethings who have known each other since they were 8.