Sara Errani

  • Sania-Cara set up title clash with Errani and Vinci in Rogers Cup August 10, 2014

    Montreal: Sania Mirza and Cara Black survived a thriller in the semi-finals as they carved out a hard-earned 7-6(3), 3-6, 13-11 victory to set up a Rogers Cup doubles final against top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair knocked out the second seeded Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese...
  • Sabina Lisicki upsets Errani in 1st round of Rogers Cup August 5, 2014

    Montreal: Sabine Lisicki upset 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up, is most comfortable on clay, while the 29th-ranked Lisicki likes the faster surfaces. Lisicki, the 2013 Wimbledon runner-up, hit the fastest recorded serve in WTA history...
  • Errani-Vinci complete career doubles Grand Slam with Wimbledon win July 5, 2014

    London: Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci completed a career doubles Grand Slam on Saturday, finishing without any unforced errors in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in the Wimbledon women's final. The Italian pair, playing in their eighth Grand Slam final, broke serve in the sixth game...
  • Peng Shuai-Hsieh Su-wei win French Open women's doubles June 8, 2014

    Top-seeded Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday. Peng and Shuai also won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon and...
  • Serena Williams triumphs against injured Errani to win Italian Open May 18, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams won her third Italian Open title, crushing local favourite Sara Errani 6-3 6-0 in Rome on Sunday. The world number one looked on top form against the 10th- seeded Errani, who was cheered on by a passionate home crowd but suffered a thigh injury towards the end...
  • Sara Errani thrills home crowd by reaching Rome final May 17, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani became the first home player to reach the Italian Open final in nearly 30 years with a 6-3, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Saturday. Using the vocal crowd support to her advantage, the 10th-seeded Errani fought back from a 4-2 deficit in the second set, while...
  • Sara Errani beats Li Na to reach Rome semi-finals May 16, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani took advantage of a supportive crowd to beat second-seeded Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Friday and reach the Italian Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year. The 10th-seeded Errani is attempting to become the first Italian woman to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the title...
  • Sara Errani beats Andrea Petkovic in first round at Madrid Open May 4, 2014

    Sara Errani of Italy beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Saturday, avenging a loss to the German in the same stage four years ago. Errani advanced to play countrywoman Francesca Schiavone or Russia's Elena Vesnina. Errani placed 87 percent of her first serves in,...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black end runners-up in Stuttgart WTA event April 27, 2014

    Germany: Sania Mirza will have to wait for her first title of the 2014 season as she lost the summit clash of the PORSCHE Tennis Grand Prix with partner Cara Black on Sunday. Playing their second final of the season, the second-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 2-6, 3-6 to top seeds Sara...
  • Sharapova beats Errani to reach Stuttgart final April 26, 2014

    Stuttgart: Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova cruised past Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach her third straight Porsche Grand Prix final. Sharapova dominated the 59-minute semifinal and will play either Jelena Jankovic or Ana Ivanovic in the final. Sharapova extended her winning streak on Stuttgart's indoor clay to 12...
  • Lucie Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Sara Errani April 18, 2014

    Ostrava: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice at WTA tournaments and are 1-1. No.6-ranked Petra Kvitova will play the second singles for the...
  • Top seeds Jankovic, Errani upset at Family Circle April 5, 2014

    Charleston: It proved tough to be a top seed at the Family Circle Cup this week. No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 seed Sara Errani were both upset on Friday in the quarter-finals, leaving sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard as the lone top-10 seed left in the semi-finals. Jankovic fell to Bouchard...
  • Pavlyuchenkova beats Errani in Paris final February 2, 2014

    Paris: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the Open GDF Suez for her sixth career title. Pavlyuchenkova captured her first title of the season and her first since winning the Portugal Open in May 2013. Errani won seven straight...
  • Top seeds Errani, Vinci win Australian Open doubles title January 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open title with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Friday. Italians Errani and Vinci are the first women's doubles team to win back-to-back Australian titles since Serena and Venus Williams in 2010. Four-time...
  • Sania-Black go down in Australian Open quarters January 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black lost to No. 1 seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy in the quarter-finals of the women's doubles tennis competition at the Australian Open here on Tuesday. The No. 6 seeds put up a brave fight and were in with a...
  • Ruthless Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy November 4, 2013

    Sara Errani romped to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alisa Kleybanova in Cagliari to spur Italy to their third Fed Cup title in five years with a 4-0 win over Russia on Sunday. A second-string Russian side, who had to contest the final without top players Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina and...
  • Vinci faces Panova in opener of Fed Cup final November 1, 2013

    Cagliari: Seventh-ranked Roberta Vinci will take on Alexandra Panova and Sara Errani will face 18-year-old Irina Khromacheva on Saturday to open the Fed Cup final between Italy and Russia. Russia have won the tournament four times in the past 10 years. But the team is missing top players, with most competing...
  • Li Na edges Errani, advances at WTA Championships October 23, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na opened her WTA Championship campaign with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Sara Errani on Wednesday. Errani also lost her opening match on Tuesday to Victoria Azarenka and likely will be eliminated. Li trailed 3-1 in the second set but won the next four games - and then could...
  • Azarenka beats Errani at WTA Championships opener October 22, 2013

    Istanbul: Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka overcame an erratic performance to beat an ailing Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Championships on Tuesday. Errani hurt her right calf in the third game of the second set and took a medical timeout to have it treated. Several times...
  • Sania-Cara upset top seeds to reach China Open final October 4, 2013

    Beijing: Sania Mirza and Cara Black on Friday shocked top seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci to storm into the summit clash of the China Open, extending their unbeaten run to eight matches now. Sania and Zimbabwe's Cara, who came into the tournament after winning the Tokyo event, swept aside...
  • Errani, Vinci advance to second round at China Open September 29, 2013

    Beijing: Fifth seed Sara Errani and 10th seed Roberta Vinci, both from Italy, reached the second round of the China Open here on Saturday but they followed different paths en route to respective victories. Playing against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, Errani led 5-0 in the opening set but her opponent clawed...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Kuznetsova, a two-time grand slam winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wildcard Misaki...
  • Federer and Serena cruise at US Open, Errani cracks August 30, 2013

    New York: Roger Federer and Serena Williams, stress-free and loving the limelight, strolled into the third round of the US Open on Thursday as the pressure began to mount at the season's last grand slam. For Federer and Williams, it was business as usual at Flushing Meadows but not for Italy's...
  • Fourth-seeded Sara Errani loses in 2nd round of US Open August 29, 2013

    New York: Flavia Pennetta ousted fourth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-1 Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Open. The two are close friends and teammates on Italy's Fed Cup team. Pennetta was the first Italian woman ranked in the top 10, but has fallen to 83rd. Her slide began when...
  • Errani out; Wozniacki, Stephens, Kvitova in New Haven quarters August 22, 2013

    New Haven: Top-seeded Sara Errani fell to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday at the New Haven Open, while Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarter-finals. Errani, ranked No. 5 in the world, became the fifth of the tournament's eight seeds to lose in...
  • Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci reach final in Palermo July 14, 2013

    Sicily: Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will face each other in the Italiacom Open final after winning their semi-finals on Saturday. The No. 1-seeded Errani, who won this tournament in 2008 and 2012, rallied from 3-1 down in the second set to beat fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech...
  • Errani and Vinci through to semi-finals in Palermo July 13, 2013

    Sicily: Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci cruised into the semi-finals of the Italiacom Open on Friday. No. 1 Errani, who won the tournament in 2008 and 2012, beat seventh-seeded Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 6-0. No. 2 Vinci won 6-1, 6-4 over fifth-seeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Errani next faces...
  • Teenager Monica Puig upsets Sara Errani in Wimbledon opener June 24, 2013

    London: It didn't take long for Wimbledon to produce its first upset on the opening day of the tournament. Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig slugged 38 winners and eliminated fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Monday in the first match on Court 18 of the grass-court Grand Slam. The 19-year-old...
  • Makarova, Vesnina win French Open women's doubles title June 9, 2013

    Paris: Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second...
  • Errani ends Radwanska's French Open, enters semis June 4, 2013

    Paris: Sara Errani of Italy showed her surprising run to last year's French Open final was no fluke, beating fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals. Errani rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to break for a 5-4 lead, but...