Roberta Vinci

Birth date 18 Feb 1983 (33 years)
Nationality Italy Italy

Roberta Vinci, born on February 18, 1983, is a professional tennis player from Italy. Vinci started with the sport at the age of six. Born in Palermo, she played in her hometown when she was young and eventually went on to play at the World Youth Cup, which she considers one of her most memorable games. She reached the semi-finals at the Women’s Open doubles competition in the 2004 French Open with Sandrine Testud and bagged one of the biggest wins in her career a year later after beating Russian opponent Anastasia Myskina in the Eastburn quarterfinals. A year later she and team mates Mara Santangelo, Flavia Pennetta, and Francesca Schiavone defeated the Belgian team at the 2006 Fed Cup finals, after Justine Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire from the match due to a knee injury.

Other victories in doubles include in her win in Doha with partner Testud, and her victory in Portoroz with Anabel Garrigues as her partner. Her most recent doubles victory was in 2006 when she won the Canberra tournament with partner Marta Domachowska.

Vinci won her first WTA title year later in Bogota, Colombia, after defeating top seeded player and fellow Italian Tathiana Gorbin. She currently holds a doubles career record of 255-159, 8 WTA title and 10 ITF titles. In singles, the Italian holds a record of 369-250, 6 WTA titles and 9 ITF titles. She achieved a career-high ranking of 18 in singles on September 2011, and a career-high ranking of 12 in doubles on July 8, 2002.

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  • Profile image Cheena - over 2 years ago

    If you slipped a disc it's bseuace you have tight back muscles for they are pulling your vertebrae together hard enough to cause the disc to slip out of it's natural setting. Getting the pressure off the vertebrae will let the disc go back to where it belongs and is done by freeing up your back muscles which will also get rid of the pain you have. Here's how to free up those muscles to fix the slipped disc:Backdo from a sitting position)Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed. This will put you where you can get back to playing tennis right away.

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