My life is perfect, says Pennetta

US Open winner Flavia Pennetta says her "life is perfect", after winning her first Grand Slam title and then announcing her retirement.

Pennetta beat compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to become only the second Italian woman to win one of the tennis majors.

The 33-year-old from Brindisi confirmed she plans to play the rest of the season before retiring.

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