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Another U.S. Open shocker: Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after winning title

Another U.S. Open shocker: Flavia Pennetta announces retirement after winning title

The people who created 401ks thought they were so smart with their retirement plan. They can't hold a candle to Flavia Pennetta's, either in substance or style.

The 33-year-old won the U.S. Open women's singles here Saturday, playing before a crowd of 23,771 in the largest tennis stadium in the world and beating her long-time friend, Roberta Vinci, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Then she was handed a trophy that is greatly treasured by all who play the sport. Next she was handed the winner's check of $3.3 million. Even then, she was able to top all that with her own announcement.

"One more thing," she said, as the awards ceremony was about to end. Then she told the world this...

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