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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 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
2015 Record: 6-3
Career Record: 210-70
Career Record On Hard: 109-47
Career Record On Clay: 74-14
Career Record On Grass: 27-9
Career Olympics Record: 2-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 65-15

2015 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (1):
Auckland

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (22):
2015 - Auckland; 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: 25
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VINCI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 25
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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    May 23, 2015
    Karin Knapp outdid fellow Italian Roberta Vinci in a topsy-turvy three-setter to capture the second WTA title of her career at the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP.
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    May 22, 2015
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    May 21, 2015
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    May 19, 2015
    Roberta Vinci made short work of WTA Rising Star Tereza Smitkova on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP.
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    April 30, 2015
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  • Diamonds & Dragons In Nürnberg

    May 19, 2015
    Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki were among the WTA stars who shone at the magical Diamonds & Dragons themed player party in Nürnberg. See 15 of the best pics here!
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    April 28, 2015
    Before the matches got going at the WTA's only stop in Africa, the best in women's tennis have been making memories off the court - see all the best pics from the week here on wtatennis.com.
  • Gallery: Errani & Vinci's Best Moments

    March 20, 2015
    This week, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci announced the end of their legendary doubles partnership - check out 15 of their best moments in this special photo gallery.
  • Monterrey Gallery: All About The Fans

    March 07, 2015
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  • Monterrey Gallery: All About The Kids

    March 03, 2015
    Sara Errani, Alison Riske, Sílvia Soler-Espinosa and a gang of WTA Rising Stars met the young ones of Monterrey on Kids Day at the Abierto Monterrey Afirme on Saturday. All the pics, here.
  • Rio Gallery: Errani, Vinci & The Redeemer

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    January 23, 2015
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  • AO Gallery: Favorites Rule

    January 21, 2015
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