MONTRÉAL, Canada - No.1 seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci's 200th win as a duo was a memorable one, as they beat No.4 seeds Cara Black and Sania Mirza in a tight two-setter on Sunday to capture the Rogers Cup.
After pulling out the first set in a tie-break, Errani and Vinci were a point from a 3-0 second set deficit on Errani's serve. But they found a way to win that game and six of the next seven, going on to a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory - their fourth straight in their head-to-head with Black and Mirza.
Errani and Vinci did a lot of damage on their opponents' second serve, winning 18 of 22 such points.
"It was a difficult match," Errani said. "We didn't play unbelievable tennis, but some of that is because they played so well. Mirza on the baseline was very good, as always. Cara at the net, of course, put pressure on us on the baseline.
"We had a very close first set, and were down 5-4, 30-all. If we lost that, it could have changed the match. It was a good match."
This was Errani and Vinci's WTA-leading fifth title of the year and 21st of their partnership. They also each now have 24 WTA doubles titles as individuals.
"This is our first title here, so of course we are happy," Vinci said. "We try our best in every single match. Today we didn't play our best, but we won, which is the most important thing."
Errani and Vinci are on a 10-match win streak dating back to their Wimbledon title run.