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Roberta Vinci makes Open quarters

Updated: September 2, 2013, 11:27 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Roberta Vinci will face a fellow Italian in the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year.

In a testament to the depth among Italy's women's tennis players, the 10th-seeded Vinci will also be taking on a countrywoman for the third straight round at this year's tournament. She and longtime friend Flavia Pennetta both won Monday.

"We try to motivate everyone," Pennetta said. "It's really nice because always we make a good result, almost always."

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