NIAF Official Statement: Flavia Pennetta Wins United States Open Final


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Attribute to Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., National Italian American Foundation Chairman (NIAF)

flavia-pennetta“On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Flavia Pennetta on her Grand Slam title win in the United States Open Final on Saturday, September 12, at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

“We are extremely proud of Flavia as she captured her first major championship. She is also the oldest first-time Grand Slam champion ever. We salute her passion and endurance on the court as a distinguished Italian athlete.

“Her hard work, determination and talent are an inspiration to all.

“Bravissima Flavia! Congratulazioni Flavia e l’ Italia!”

 Washington, D.C. September 12, 2015

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