Life-long friends Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta as well as Daniela Hantuchova reached the US Open quarter-finals Monday to ensure five women over the age of 30 will be in the last eight.
Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates victory over Simona Halep of Romania in their 2013 US Open women's singles match in New York on September 2, 2013. Pennetta won 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).
Vinci, the 10th seed, beat compatriot and qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarters for a second successive year.
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