Italy’s Roberta Vinci advances to quarterfinals at Connecticut Open

Aug 26, 2016 633

by David Borges

While Roberta Vinci made quick work of her opponent in a round-of-16 match on Wednesday afternoon, her mind was, in part, on her native Italy. A powerful earthquake ravaged a mountainous region in the central part of the country earlier in the day, killing at least 120. "Not an easy day for Italy, for the Italians, for sure," Vinci said.

Fortunately for Vinci, no one she knew was affected by the earthquake, allowing her to concentrate more on the task at hand. And that task proved to be a rather easy one for Vinci, who needed just 57 minutes to dispatch Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-2, 6-2 and move on to the quarterfinals for the first time in her six appearances at the Connecticut Open.

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