ROBERTA VINCI

  • Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open September 16, 2014

    Guangzhou: Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixthseeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 63, 76 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 76 (8), 63 and will meet secondseeded Alize Cornet of France....
  • Peng Shuai beats Roberta Vinci to reach last 16 of US Open August 29, 2014

    New York: Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the US Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourthseeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28thseeded Roberta Vinci 64, 63 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second...
  • SaniaCara 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 semifinals as they carved out a hardearned 76(3), 36, 1311 victory to set up a Rogers Cup doubles final against topseeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. The fourth seeded IndoZimbabwean pair knocked out the second seeded Hsieh Suwei of Chinese...
  • Caroline Wozniacki defeats Roberta Vinci to win Istanbul Cup title July 20, 2014

    Istanbul: Caroline Wozniacki overpowered secondseeded Roberta Vinci 61, 61 on Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year. Topseeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24thranked Italian at the hardcourt Koza World of Sport Complex. Wozniacki won 76 percent of points on...
  • Top seed Wozniacki against Vinci in Istanbul final July 20, 2014

    Two months after the end of their engagement, Caroline Wozniacki could join former fiance Rory McIlroy in becoming a champion on Sunday. Wozniacki will play Roberta Vinci of Italy for the Istanbul Cup title after they reached the final as seeded, 1 and 2, on Saturday. While golfer McIlroy was building a...
  • Vinci, Nara, Pliskova make Istanbul quarters July 18, 2014

    Istanbul: Secondseeded Roberta Vinci of Italy advanced to the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals when Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru retired with a right shoulder injury while trailing 63, 41 on Thursday. Vinci also beat Dulgheru last week in Bucharest en route to her first WTA final in a year. Vinci next faces sixthseeded Kurumi...
  • ErraniVinci 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 61, 63 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 ShuaiHsieh Suwei win French Open women's doubles June 8, 2014

    Topseeded Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Suwei of Taiwan won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 64, 61 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...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black end runnersup 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 secondseeded IndoZimbabwean pair lost 26, 36 to top seeds Sara...
  • Top seeds Errani, Vinci win Australian Open doubles title January 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Topranked Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open title with a 64, 36, 75 win over Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Friday. Italians Errani and Vinci are the first women's doubles team to win backtoback Australian titles since Serena and Venus Williams in 2010. Fourtime...
  • SaniaBlack 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 quarterfinals 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...
  • Croatian teen Ana Konjuh stuns No. 1 seed Roberta Vinci December 31, 2013

    New Zealand: Only four days after her 16th birthday and in her first match at WTA level, Croatia's Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset by beating topseeded Roberta Vinci 36, 64, 62 on Tuesday in the opening round of the ASB Classic. Konjuh, who won the Australian Open and US...
  • Vinci faces Panova in opener of Fed Cup final November 1, 2013

    Cagliari: Seventhranked Roberta Vinci will take on Alexandra Panova and Sara Errani will face 18yearold 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...
  • SaniaCara 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 50 in the opening set but her opponent clawed...
  • Flavia Pennetta wins all-Italian quarter-final at US Open September 4, 2013

    New York: Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semi-final, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 in an all-Italian quarter-final at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Pennetta, ranked 83rd, hasn't dropped a set en route to the semifinals. Next, she'll face either Victoria Azarenka or Daniela Hantuchova. Vinci, 30, and Pennetta, 31,...
  • Roberta Vinci beats Giorgi to make US Open quarters September 2, 2013

    New York: Roberta Vinci reached the US Open quarter-finals for the second straight year, beating fellow Italian Camila Giorgi and the rain Monday. The 10th-seeded Vinci won 6-4, 6-2 in 67 minutes. Moments later, it started pouring, stopping all matches at Flushing Meadows. Vinci had never made a Grand Slam quarter-final before...
  • Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci reach final in Palermo July 14, 2013

    Sicily: Topseeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will face each other in the Italiacom Open final after winning their semifinals on Saturday. The No. 1seeded Errani, who won this tournament in 2008 and 2012, rallied from 31 down in the second set to beat fourthseeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech...
  • Errani and Vinci through to semifinals in Palermo July 13, 2013

    Sicily: Topseeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci cruised into the semifinals of the Italiacom Open on Friday. No. 1 Errani, who won the tournament in 2008 and 2012, beat seventhseeded Silvia SolerEspinosa of Spain 64, 60. No. 2 Vinci won 61, 64 over fifthseeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Errani next faces...
  • Makarova, Vesnina win French Open women's doubles title June 9, 2013

    Paris: Fourthseeded 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 75, 62 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second...
  • Serena Williams rolls into French Open quarterfinals June 2, 2013

    Paris: Serena Williams earned a berth in the French Open quarterfinals and extended her careerbest winning streak to 28 matches by beating Roberta Vinci 61, 63 on Sunday. Williams had her toughest test yet this week but swept the last 10 points and has lost only 10 games in four...
  • VinciKvitova highlights ItalyCzech Fed Cup draw April 19, 2013

    Palermo: Roberta Vinci will face Petra Kvitova on the opening day of the Fed Cup semifinals between Italy and the twotime defending champion Czech Republic. Vinci beat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova in straight sets in Poland last weekend to move up to a careerhigh ranking of No. 12. The semifinal opens...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie Mattek lose in Sony Open quarters March 27, 2013

    Miami: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands on Wednesday crashed out of the Sony Open Miami Masters after losing their women's doubles quarterfinal match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park, here. The seventh seeded IndoAmerican pair lost 16,...
  • Kvitova thrashes Wozniacki to set up Dubai final with Errani February 23, 2013

    Dubai: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova pummelled Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday, while Sara Errani defeated doubles partner Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-3 in an all-Italian showdown. Kvitova, 22, has yet to drop a set in Dubai, the world No.8 returning to form after...
  • Errani beats Vinci to reach Dubai Championships final February 22, 2013

    Dubai: Sara Errani reached her second final of the season on Friday, beating doubles partner Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-3 in the Dubai Championships semi-finals. "It's very tough because we know each other very well," Errani said of Vinci. "It's tough to play against one person and know what you're going to...
  • Roberta Vinci dismisses Samantha Stosur to reach Dubai semis February 21, 2013

    Dubai: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur lost to doubles specialist Roberta Vinci of Italy 62, 64 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships. Stosur's loss follows a quarterfinal exit in Doha last week as well as disappointing second round defeat at the Australian Open. Stosur made 28 unforced errors and...
  • Italian pair wins Australian Open doubles title January 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Topseeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy have won the first Australian Open title of 2013, beating the unseeded Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 62, 36, 62 for the women's doubles championship. Barty and Dellacqua broke the Italian pair in the eighth game of the second...
  • Wozniacki, Vinci win opening matches in Sofia October 31, 2012

    Sofia: Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci had easy straightset victories Tuesday in their first roundrobin matches at the seasonending Tournament of Champions. The topseeded Wozniacki defeated Hsieh SuWei of Taiwan 62, 62 in 60 minutes while it took Vinci five minutes longer to rout Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 61, 62. Wozniacki...
  • Radwanska shown the door by Italian Vinci September 4, 2012

    New York: Roberta Vinci toppled second seed Agnieszka Radwanska to cap a rousing upset double for Italy at the US Open on Monday that also put her doubles partner Sara Errani into the women's singles quarterfinals. Errani, the 10th seed, beat sixthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 76, 63, and 20th seed...