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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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  • Halep First Into Stuttgart Semifinals

    April 24, 2015
    No.2 seed Simona Halep became the first player into the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sara Errani.
  • Kerber Pulls Off Sharapova Shocker

    April 23, 2015
    Angelique Kerber pulled off the biggest surprise of the week at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, taking out No.1 seed and three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova.
  • Errani Upsets Radwanska In Stuttgart

    April 22, 2015
    Sara Errani caused the latest upset at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix when she battled past Agnieszka Radwanska in two tense sets on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Serena Edges Errani, Now 20-0 In 2015

    April 19, 2015
    Serena Williams won a thriller against Sara Errani to improve to 20-0 in 2015 and keep one of the best winning streaks of her career alive. How did Martina Hingis do?
  • Serena Beats Giorgi, Stays Perfect

    April 18, 2015
    Serena Williams edged an inspired Camila Giorgi to keep her perfect Fed Cup record - and her perfect record on the 2015 season - intact. What's the World No.1 at now?
  • Keys & Davis Set All-American Clash

    April 09, 2015
    Madison Keys and Lauren Davis - Americans, WTA Rising Stars, good friends, and now opponents. Andrea Petkovic was also among the winners at the Family Circle Cup.
  • Mastering Clay In Charleston

    April 09, 2015
    The switch from hard to clay is never an easy one. That much is obvious after the string of upsets at this week's Family Circle Cup, where eight of the 16 seeds have already bitten the dust.
  • Davis Stuns Bouchard In Charleston

    April 08, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Lauren Davis pulled off the biggest surprise of the week, putting on a clay court masterclass to dismiss Eugenie Bouchard at the Family Circle Cup.
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  • 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
    From Kids Day to the stunt at San Pedro and autograph sessions to fan interviews, the Abierto Monterrey Afirme isn't just a tennis experience - it's a fan experience. Here's 15 pics...
  • 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

    February 18, 2015
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have been keeping very busy at the Rio Open so far this week, including a photo shoot on center court - with a breathtaking photobomb.
  • AO Gallery: Stars Rise Up

    January 23, 2015
    Contenders Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard subdued upset-minded opponents in Australian Open third round play on Friday.
  • AO Gallery: Favorites Rule

    January 21, 2015
    All the seeds in second round action on Wednesday at the Australian Open advanced, but it wasn't always easy, especially for Maria Sharapova.
  • Hobart Gallery: Down To Four

    January 15, 2015
    Upsets throughout the Hobart International left just one seed remaining of the four semifinalists. Who was she?
  • Sydney Gallery: The Player Party

    January 12, 2015
    Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber were among the many WTA stars glamming up and stepping out for the Apia International Sydney player party Sunday.
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