Errani & Vinci: Co-World No.1s Again
Published July 07, 2014 12:15
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).