She's the second Italian in the Open Era to win a major - Francesca Schiavone won the 2010 French Open.

Flavia Pennetta wins the US Open She's the second Italian in the Open Era to win a major - Francesca Schiavone won the 2010 French Open.

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It was a quick day at the office for Simona Halep as she got her campaign for a first Grand Slam title underway in Flushing Meadows. Check out some of the best pics from her victory right here.

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It was a quick day at the office for Simona Halep as she got her campaign for a first Grand Slam title underway in Flushing Meadows. Check out some of the best pics from her victory right here.

And then, it began - it wasn't just the first all-Italian Grand Slam final in the Open Era...

And then, it began - it wasn't just the first all-Italian Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

.@Simona_Halep is 1st into @RogersCup SFs! Beats defending champ Radwanska 0-6, 6-3, 6-1--> http://wtatenn.is/Gp8cGj

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the Defending Champion, Aga Radwanska for her win & to reach her SFs of in Canada.

.@Simona_Halep is 1st into @RogersCup SFs! Beats defending champ Radwanska 0-6, 6-3, 6-1--> http://wtatenn.is/Gp8cGj

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the Defending Champion, Aga Radwanska for her win & to reach her SFs of in Canada.

Pennetta stormed out to a 4-0 second set lead and would eventually close the match out, 7-6(4), 6-2.

Pennetta stormed out to a second set lead and would eventually close the match out,

Pennetta and childhood friend Roberta Vinci posed for the traditional photo at net before the match.

Pennetta and childhood friend Roberta Vinci posed for the traditional photo at net before the match.

And she wasn't the only star at the final - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were there too.

And she wasn't the only star at the final - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were there too.

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Simona Halep Residence: Constanta, Romania Date of Birth: 27 Sep 1991 Birthplace: Constanta, Romania Height: m) Weight: 132 lbs. kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro

... it was also a final between the two oldest first-time Grand Slam finalists in the Open Era.

it was also a final between the two oldest first-time Grand Slam finalists in the Open Era.

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