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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 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 and completed the career Grand Slam with a triumph at Wimbledon, making them the fifth duo to accomplish that feat during the Open Era.

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: 38-8
Career Record: 196-62
Career Record On Hard: 95-40
Career Record On Clay: 74-13
Career Record On Grass: 27-9
Career Olympics Record: 2-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 62-13

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (4):
Australian Open, Stuttgart, Madrid, Wimbledon; R-Up (3): Sydney, Rome, Roland Garros

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (20):
2014 - Australian Open, Stuttgart, Madrid, Wimbledon; 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
Titles: 23
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VINCI'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 23
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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  • Errani & Vinci Honored By Italian PM

    July 23, 2014
    Wimbledon champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were honored by the Italian Prime Minister for their accomplishment of completing a Career Doubles Grand Slam.
  • Wozniacki Conquers Vinci & Istanbul

    July 20, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki struck back against an in-form Roberta Vinci to capture the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, the 22nd WTA title of the former World No.1's career.
  • Vinci Serves Up Revenge On Konjuh

    July 19, 2014
    In Auckland, Ana Konjuh - just days after turning 16 - stunned Roberta Vinci in the Italian veteran's first match of the year. Vinci got revenge in Istanbul on Saturday.
  • Wozniacki Vs Vinci In Istanbul

    July 19, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci will resume a very intriguing rivalry in the final of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup final on Sunday. Who leads the head-to-head?
  • Wozniacki Battles Into Istanbul SFs

    July 18, 2014
    They had always gone to three sets, and this one was no different - Caroline Wozniacki edged Karolina Pliskova on Quarterfinal Friday at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
  • Vinci & Konjuh Into Istanbul QFs

    July 17, 2014
    Second round winners at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup included Roberta Vinci and Ana Konjuh, who became the youngest WTA quarterfinalist in almost two years.
  • Ruthless Wozniacki Wins Istanbul Opener

    July 15, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki was ruthless in her TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup opener, winning 6-0, 6-0. Who was her victim? And how many times has she done this before?
  • Halep Conquers Vinci & Bucharest

    July 13, 2014
    WTA Rising Star Simona Halep won the Bucharest Open to not only conquer her home event, but to get so, so close to the top of the Road To Singapore leaderboard.
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  • Istanbul Gallery: Wozniacki & Seles

    July 21, 2014
    Monica Seles was a special guest of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup on the weekend, cheering another World No.1 on to victory. See all of the best pics right here!
  • Bastad & Istanbul Gallery: Finals Day

    July 20, 2014
    Mona Barthel and Caroline Wozniacki were the last ones standing at the conclusion of the WTA events in Bastad and Istanbul, respectively.
  • Istanbul Gallery: Fifteen Action Shots

    July 20, 2014
    From serves to forehands, backhands and everything else, check out 15 of the best action shots from the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, where former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki reigned supreme.
  • Bucharest Gallery: Celebrating Simona

    July 14, 2014
    The home fans got exactly what they wanted at the Bucharest Open this year - their biggest tennis star coming through for the title. Here's a dozen more pics...
  • Bucharest Gallery: A Win For The People

    July 13, 2014
    WTA Rising Star Simona Halep and her loyal Romanian fans got closer throughout the week at the Bucharest Open - see 15 of the best pics from the week here.
  • Bad Gastein Gallery: A Week To Remember

    July 13, 2014
    From hard-hitting WTA stars to breathtaking mountain views, it was a week to remember at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies this year. Here are 15 of the very best pics.
  • Bad Gastein Gallery: Famous Faces

    July 12, 2014
    From current WTA stars like Sara Errani to former players like Jana Novotna and Barbara Schett-Eagle and even a pro soccer player, famous faces have been gracing Bad Gastein all week.
  • Photos Du Jour: Quarterfinal Classics

    June 04, 2014
    Tuesday had a pair of incredible fightbacks, while Wednesday produced two first-time Grand Slam semifinalists. All the best pics from the quarters, right here.
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