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Unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci has spectacularly ended Serena Williams' quest for an elusive calendar-year grand slam with a semi-final boilover at the US Open in New York.Ranked 43rd in the world and contesting her first grand slam semi-final, Vinci stunned the top-ranked and top-seeded three-time defending champion 2-6 6-3 6-4 to set up an improbable all-Italian title match with Flavia Pennetta. Read article