FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci added to their major championship trophy case on Sunday with their win over Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2 for the US Open womenâ€™s doubles title. Errani and Vinci won the French Open title in June.
The doubles partners and best friends who had to face each other in the singles quarterfinals, will be No. 1 and No. 2 in doubles when the rankings come out this week.
In addition to the doubles success, Errani became the first Italian woman in the Open Era to reach the semifinals of the US Open. She lost to Serena Williams.
Errani is currently ranked No. 10 in singles.