Italians Reign In Spain

Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were victorious in Barcelona, their second straight week winning a title together.

Published April 17, 2010 12:00

Italians Reign In Spain
Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci

BARCELONA, Spain - Roberta Vinci fell short in the singles final of the Barcelona Ladies Open against countrywoman Francesca Schiavone on Saturday, but fared better later in the day in the doubles final with Sara Errani.

See how high Errani and Vinci rose on the latest Doubles Rankings!

The fourth-seeded Italians got past unseeded Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin, 61 36 102, one round after knocking off No.1 seeds Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez in a match tie-break. They were close to victory in the second set Saturday, but dropped five of the final six games before seizing the momentum in the match tie-break by racing out to a 6-0 lead that they would not come close to relinquishing.

Errani - who now has four Tour doubles titles - and Vinci - who has five - had not played together on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour prior to this year (although they had played Fed Cup), but they have built up quite a resume in their five events as a duo in 2010. They were semifinalists in Hobart, runners-up in Acapulco, semifinalists in Monterrey, and then champions in Marbella and Barcelona in consecutive weeks. That gives them a career match record together of 15-3 and 19-3 including Fed Cup matches.

Bacsinszky and Garbin were playing just their third Tour event together, with this being their best result. They did not drop a set until the final.

Also this weekend, Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova came out on top in the doubles final of the Family Circle Cup.

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