Roberta Vinci beats Sara Errani for 1st victory at Palermo

Updated: 15 July 2013 17:05 IST

The second-seeded Vinci was broken in the first game, but she broke back twice before serving out the opening set.

Roberta Vinci beats Sara Errani for 1st victory at Palermo

Palermo, Sicily:

Roberta Vinci beat top-seeded fellow Italian Sara Errani 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Italiacom Open for the first time.

The second-seeded Vinci was broken in the first game, but she broke back twice before serving out the opening set.

Errani, who won this tournament in 2008 and 2012, raced into a 5-1 lead in the second set.

But Vinci went ahead 4-0 in the final set and then held off the sixth-ranked Errani's comeback attempt to secure her ninth career victory.

The win also ends a streak of five straight victories for Errani over her close friend and doubles partner.



Topics : Tennis Sara Errani Roberta Vinci
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