(October 27, 2012) Italy’s Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani have clinched the top doubles spot on the WTA tour for 2012 and will be ranked No.1 and No.2 in the final 2012 ranking.
The trophies were presented to the team, during an on-court presentation at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul.
“We have had an amazing year so we are very happy for that,” said Sara Errani. Her partner, Roberta Vinci, agreed: “It has been a good season for us and to finish No.1 is so great. We didn’t win the match today but overall we have played so well this year. We are so happy to be the first Italian pair to finish as No.1 and we are looking forward to next season.”
“We congratulate Sara and Roberta for their wonderful year and finishing as the top-ranked WTA doubles team,” said Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA. “The doubles game has never been more exciting, and Sara and Roberta have reached the top through fantastic and memorable play throughout the year.”
Vinci and Errani won eight titles in 2012, highlighted by winning at both Roland Garros and the US Open, and finishing as runner-up at the Australian Open. They won 25-consecutive matches, recording the longest doubles win streak since 1994 en route to winning five consecutive titles – Barcelona Ladies Open, Mutua Madrid Open, Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome), Roland Garros and UNICEF Open (‘s-Hertogenbosch). As a result of their success, they are the top-seeded doubles team at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships – Istanbul.
After first becoming a team in 2010, Errani and Vinci have won a total of 13 doubles titles.