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Sara Errani

Sara Errani
  • Residence: Bologna, Italy
  • Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1987
  • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
  • Height: 5' 4 1/2" (1.64 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2002)
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Roberta Vinci

Roberta Vinci
  • Residence: Taranto, Italy
  • Date of Birth: 18 Feb 1983
  • Birthplace: Taranto, Italy
  • Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1999)
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Biography

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have arguably been the most dominant team on the WTA for several years.

First teaming up on a regular basis in 2010, they collected five titles over their first two seasons. They hit elite status in 2012 by capturing seven titles in the season's first six months, including five straight, highlighted by the French Open, where they became the first all Italian-duo to win a major. Their 25-match win streak, finally snapped in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, was the longest by a duo since Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva won 28 in a row in 1994.

"Our success is mostly because I play with my best friend," Errani said. "She's older than I am and much more experienced, which helps me improve my game and makes me a better singles player. I love doubles; I have a lot of fun and it works well, which makes me want to keep playing."

Errani and Vinci picked up their second major at the 2012 US Open, which triggered Errani rising to No.1 in the world in doubles for the first time. Later in the season, Vinci supplanted her partner and herself became No.1 for the first time. They also qualified for the season-ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships for the first time and were named WTA Doubles Team Of The Year for 2012.

Errani and Vinci's Grand Slam success continued in 2013 with a title at the Australian Open, which included a quarterfinal triumph over the Williams sisters, and a run to the final at Roland Garros. They also qualified for the WTA Championships once again en route to being named WTA Doubles Team Of The Year once again.

Errani and Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open title in 2014 for their fourth major title and completed the career Grand Slam with a triumph at Wimbledon, making them the fifth duo to accomplish that feat during the Open Era. They also qualified for the WTA Finals yet again and finished the year as doubles co-World No.1s, leading to them being named WTA Doubles Team Of The Year for the third straight year.

On top of that, Errani and Vinci have been Fed Cup stalwarts, compiling an undefeated record to date as a doubles team for Italy and being key ingredients in the country's championship runs in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 46-13
Career Record: 204-67
Career Record On Hard: 103-45
Career Record On Clay: 74-13
Career Record On Grass: 27-9
Career Olympics Record: 2-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 63-14

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (5):
Australian Open, Stuttgart, Madrid, Wimbledon, Montréal; R-Up (3): Sydney, Rome, Roland Garros

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (21):
2014 - Australian Open, Stuttgart, Madrid, Wimbledon, Montréal; 2013 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Doha; 2012 - Monterrey, Acapulco, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, 's-Hertogenbosch, US Open; 2011 - Hobart, Pattaya City, Palermo; 2010 - Marbella, Barcelona; R-Up (12): 2014 - Sydney, Rome, Roland Garros; 2013 - Sydney, Rome, Roland Garros; 2012 - Australian Open, Miami; 2011 - Marbella, Birmingham, New Haven; 2010 - Acapulco

ERRANI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 24
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VINCI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 24
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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  • Errani Looking Forward To 2015

    December 16, 2014
    Sara Errani is not coming off her best season, but should still be a force on the WTA next year, especially on clay.
  • WTA Fan Favorite Awards: The Winners

    December 05, 2014
    The results are in! Fan Favorite Player, Fan Favorite Video, Fan Favorite Dress - there were 13 categories in the WTA Fan Favorite Awards. And the winners are...
  • Tweets Of The Week: The Off-Season

    November 29, 2014
    Thanksgiving celebrations, first snowfalls, training blocks - it's what the off-season is all about. Check out 10 of this week's best tweets from the WTA stars.
  • Errani & Vinci: Doubles Team Of The Year

    November 20, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have been voted WTA Doubles Team Of The Year for the third time. Only three other teams have won it three or more times - who are they?
  • Hodgkinson: Friendship Key For Italians

    November 20, 2014
    WTA Doubles Team Of The Year Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci's relationship off the court has fueled their success on the court.
  • Errani & Vinci: A Legendary Year

    November 03, 2014
    Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are officially sharing WTA Year-End World No.1 presented by Dubai Duty Free in doubles for the second year in a row.
  • Serena, Errani & Vinci: Year-End No.1s

    October 26, 2014
    Serena Williams, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were given their beautiful WTA Year-End World No.1 trophies, presented by Dubai Duty Free, in Singapore on Sunday.
  • Breaking Down The Doubles Field

    October 21, 2014
    The doubles draw is set. Who's playing who in the quarterfinals? What are the head-to-heads? What did the players say about the match-ups? All that and more right here!
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  • Gallery: Most Popular, No.20 To No.11

    December 11, 2014
    We're down to the Top 20 most clicked on players of the year, and today we've got No.20 to No.11. Which World No.35 came in at No.16 on this list? Let's get this leg of the countdown started!
  • Gallery: Most Popular, No.30 To No.21

    December 10, 2014
    We're down to the Top 30 most clicked on players of the year on wtatennis.com, and today we're counting down from No.30 to No.21, beginning with the No.1 teenager in the world...
  • Gallery: Errani & Vinci's Super Season

    November 20, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci had major feats en route to being named WTA Doubles Team Of The Year.
  • Gallery: Doubles Team Of Year Nominees

    November 13, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina and Cara Black and Sania Mirza - see their 2014 highlights here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Shockwaves

    October 22, 2014
    Simona Halep had never beaten a Top 3 player, hadn't even taken a set in eight tries, in fact - but all of that changed with a massive upset in Singapore on Wednesday.
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    October 21, 2014
    From shiny trophies to brand new gadgets and some brilliant on-court action, it was a packed day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
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    October 18, 2014
    Annika Beck wrapped up her 2014 season in style, with her first WTA title at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open.
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    September 27, 2014
    The WTA stars have been shining on and off the court in Wuhan this week - here are more pics from the hometown of Li Na. What's Flavia Pennetta reaching for?
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