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Errani & Vinci: Co-World No.1s Again

Two days after becoming the fifth team in the Open Era to complete the Career Doubles Grand Slam, there's icing on the cake for Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.

Published July 07, 2014 12:15

Errani & Vinci: Co-World No.1s Again
Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani

BUCHAREST, Romania & BAD GASTEIN, Austria - Two days after winning Wimbledon and becoming the fifth team in the Open Era to complete the Career Doubles Grand Slam, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have some icing on the cake - they are co-World No.1s in doubles once again.

This will be Errani and Vinci's 43rd career week as co-World No.1s in doubles together, the second-longest stint as co-No.1s in WTA history. Here's the full list in order of most weeks...

127 weeks - Cara Black & Liezel Huber
43 weeks - Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci
39 weeks - Lisa Raymond & Sam Stosur
20 weeks - Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond
10 weeks - Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik
8 weeks - Serena Williams & Venus Williams
7 weeks - Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta
5 weeks - Hsieh Su-Wei & Peng Shuai
3 weeks - Lisa Raymond & Rennae Stubbs
3 weeks - Virginia Ruano Pascual & Paola Suárez

Errani and Vinci collected their fifth Grand Slam doubles title together over the weekend, having won the French Open and US Open in 2012, the Australian Open in 2013, and now the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2014. They join Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith, Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva, and Serena Williams and Venus Williams among the only five teams in the Open Era to have the Career Doubles Grand Slam (winning all four as a team).

Errani and Vinci are also a very solid No.1 on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard, currently almost 4000 points ahead of the No.2 team, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai (8480 pts to 4672 pts).

The Italian pair will split up for singles this week, though, with Errani heading to the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies in Bad Gastein and Vinci going to the inaugural Bucharest Open in Bucharest.

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