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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)

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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Biography

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have arguably been the most dominants 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 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 Doubles Team Of The Year once again.

Errani and Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open title in 2014 for their fourth major title.

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: 14-5
Career Record: 172-59
Career Record On Hard: 95-40
Career Record On Clay: 58-11
Career Record On Grass: 19-8
Career Olympics Record: 2-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 51-12

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (1):
Australian Open; R-Up (1): Sydney

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (17):
2014 - Australian Open; 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 (10): 2014 - Sydney; 2013 - Sydney, Rome, Roland Garros; 2012 - Australian Open, Miami; 2011 - Marbella, Birmingham, New Haven; 2010 - Acapulco

ERRANI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 20
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VINCI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 20
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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    April 08, 2014
    Roberta Vinci began the defense of her BNP Paribas Open title with a 63 63 win over Ksenia Pervak on Tuesday.
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    April 03, 2014
    It was the third round match-up everyone was hoping for, and it certainly lived up to the hype - but there could only be one winner, and Eugenie Bouchard was it.
  • Stephens Out, Errani & Lisicki In

    April 02, 2014
    Elina Svitolina, who became the No.1 teenager in the world two days ago, kept the upsets coming at the Family Circle Cup with a victory over Sloane Stephens.
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    April 02, 2014
    Birthdays, fan questions, putting - it was all on WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox from Charleston. Watch it all right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Twitter Reaction: Props For Flavia

    March 17, 2014
    From current WTA stars to former WTA stars and even the ATP World Tour's World No.1, props were coming in from all directions for Flavia Pennetta after her BNP Paribas Open victory. Check it out...
  • Indian Wells Notebook: Happy Days

    March 08, 2014
    Sometimes, there's nothing quite like a really good celebration. And there was an exceptional one during the first round of the BNP Paribas Open, as Alexandra Willis reveals...
  • Davis Pulls Off Azarenka Shocker

    March 07, 2014
    Lauren Davis scored by far the biggest win of her career at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night, stunning Victoria Azarenka. Roberta Vinci had a special day too...
  • Quotable Quotes: Dubai, No.3 & 2016

    February 19, 2014
    Why does Jelena Jankovic like training in Dubai? How does Agnieszka Radwanska feel about returning to No.3? Will the Williams sisters play the Rio Olympics? Quotes from eight WTA stars, here.
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  • Katowice Gallery: The Player Party

    April 09, 2014
    The stars of the WTA, including Agnieszka Radwanska, stepped out for a dynamite player party at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open. Check out some of the pics here!
  • Charleston Gallery: A Little Bit More

    April 08, 2014
    The Family Circle Cup may have wrapped up, but there were still a few more great pics to share from the Premier-level event - see 15 of the best extras right here.
  • Charleston Gallery: Family Circle Moments

    April 05, 2014
    Ajla Tomljanovic is just one of the WTA stars who've had special moments with fans at the Family Circle Cup this year. See more pics from Charleston here.
  • Charleston Gallery: Tennis On The Dock

    April 01, 2014
    Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys took part in a very special event at Charleston Harbor this week - Tennis On The Dock. See pics from that and more right here!
  • Miami Gallery: Getting Closer To You

    March 21, 2014
    The WTA's players and fans have been getting closer at the Sony Open Tennis, with visits, autograph sessions and more - see more pics from beautiful Miami here!
  • Dubai Gallery: The Player Party

    February 18, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki spray painted, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams met a falcon and Sara Errani and Sam Stosur made mascot friends - the best party pics are all here!
  • Doha Gallery: Smurfs & Falcons

    February 14, 2014
    From Minnie Mouse to Smurfette and falcons to Chess Grandmasters, all kinds of fantastic creatures have been descending on Doha this week. See all the best pics from off the court right here...
  • Doha Gallery: The Player Party

    February 11, 2014
    Li Na, Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova all stepped out for the Qatar Total Open player party, as did Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and more. See all the best pics here!
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