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Fed Cup Gallery: Italy's Win In Pictures

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci reached new heights throughout 2013 and finished it off with an inspired victory in Fed Cup - check out all the best photos from the big weekend in Cagliari right here!

Published November 05, 2013 12:00

Roberta Vinci was first on court on Day 1 as Italy faced Russia in the Fed Cup final over the weekend.
Roberta Vinci was first on court on Day 1 as Italy faced Russia in the Fed Cup final over the weekend.
Alexandra Panova had her chances - four match points - but she just couldn't convert against Vinci.
Alexandra Panova had her chances - four match points - but she just couldn't convert against Vinci.
After three hours and 13 minutes Vinci finally got the better of Panova, by a 57 75 86 scoreline.
After three hours and 13 minutes Vinci finally got the better of Panova, by a 57 75 86 scoreline.
Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, Fed Cup veterans themselves, supported her from the sidelines.
Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, Fed Cup veterans themselves, supported her from the sidelines.
Irina Khromacheva also had her chances against Sara Errani in the next match, leading 4-2 second set.
Irina Khromacheva also had her chances against Sara Errani in the next match, leading 4-2 second set.
But Sara Errani won four games in a row to close the Russian teenager out in straight sets, 61 64.
But Sara Errani won four games in a row to close the Russian teenager out in straight sets, 61 64.
Day 2's first reverse singles rubber saw former Top 20 player Alisa Kleybanova take on Errani.
Day 2's first reverse singles rubber saw former Top 20 player Alisa Kleybanova take on Errani.
Errani played the perfect match though - seven for seven on serve, 59 minutes, and a 61 61 scoreline.
Errani played the perfect match though - seven for seven on serve, 59 minutes, and a 61 61 scoreline.
Italy had clinched its fourth Fed Cup title, having also won the event in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
Italy had clinched its fourth Fed Cup title, having also won the event in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
Pennetta and Karin Knapp would play the doubles match later to push the tie's final score to 4-0.
Pennetta and Karin Knapp would play the doubles match later to push the tie's final score to 4-0.
And then the celebrations...
And then the celebrations...
Errani had a fantastic 2013 - another Top 10 finish in singles, No.1 in doubles and now the Fed Cup.
Errani had a fantastic 2013 - another Top 10 finish in singles, No.1 in doubles and now the Fed Cup.
Vinci's wasn't too shabby either - No.14 in singles, No.1 in doubles and the Fed Cup title as well.
Vinci's wasn't too shabby either - No.14 in singles, No.1 in doubles and the Fed Cup title as well.
Another highlight of Errani's season was reaching a career-high ranking of No.5 in the world in May.
Another highlight of Errani's season was reaching a career-high ranking of No.5 in the world in May.
Italy is now one of six countries with four or more Fed Cup titles - also USA, AUS, CZE, ESP and RUS.
Italy is now one of six countries with four or more Fed Cup titles - also USA, AUS, CZE, ESP and RUS.
  • Roberta Vinci was first on court on Day 1 as Italy faced Russia in the Fed Cup final over the weekend.
  • Alexandra Panova had her chances - four match points - but she just couldn't convert against Vinci.
  • After three hours and 13 minutes Vinci finally got the better of Panova, by a 57 75 86 scoreline.
  • Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, Fed Cup veterans themselves, supported her from the sidelines.
  • Irina Khromacheva also had her chances against Sara Errani in the next match, leading 4-2 second set.
  • But Sara Errani won four games in a row to close the Russian teenager out in straight sets, 61 64.
  • Day 2's first reverse singles rubber saw former Top 20 player Alisa Kleybanova take on Errani.
  • Errani played the perfect match though - seven for seven on serve, 59 minutes, and a 61 61 scoreline.
  • Italy had clinched its fourth Fed Cup title, having also won the event in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
  • Pennetta and Karin Knapp would play the doubles match later to push the tie's final score to 4-0.
  • And then the celebrations...
  • Errani had a fantastic 2013 - another Top 10 finish in singles, No.1 in doubles and now the Fed Cup.
  • Vinci's wasn't too shabby either - No.14 in singles, No.1 in doubles and the Fed Cup title as well.
  • Another highlight of Errani's season was reaching a career-high ranking of No.5 in the world in May.
  • Italy is now one of six countries with four or more Fed Cup titles - also USA, AUS, CZE, ESP and RUS.
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