First, Flavia Pennetta became one of the most surprising Grand Slam champions in tennis history. Then she pulled off the real stunner.
The 33-year-old Italian announced her retirement from tennis during the US Open trophy ceremony, and her colleagues on the WTA Tour took to social media to express their shock and admiration.
@flavia_pennetta congrats I'm so happy you won. You deserved it. I am also happy for the rest of your life's journey. I will miss your smile— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 12, 2015
Wow!! @flavia_pennetta talking about finishing off in style!! Couldn't happen to a nicer person! Congratulation and happy retirement!!💃🎉🏆— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 12, 2015
you will be missed beyond words bella @flavia_pennetta ❤️ happy retirement!— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) September 12, 2015
AND what a way to go out @flavia_pennetta!! Enjoy retirement 😘— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) September 12, 2015