Saturday, July 13, 2013

Errani and Vinci to play in Palermo final

Best friends and doubles partners Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are also seeded 1 and 2 at the Italiacom Open in Palermo, and they will play each other in the final. Errani defeated 4th seed Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-4 today in the semifinals, and Vinci defeated Estrella Cabeza Candela 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles news, Kristina Mladenovic has won yet another title. The Wimbledon mixed doubles champion and Katarzyna Piter, the top seeds in Palermo, beat Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova 6-1, 5-7, 10-8 in the final. Mladenovic has now won six WTA doubles finals. She and partner Daniel Nestor, with whom she won the Wimbledon title, were runners-up in mixed doubles at the French Open.

Meanwhile, in Budapest, Simona Halep has once again made it to a final. She will play Yvonne Meusburger for the title.


Doug said...

Little Simona took the title in Budapest. Three trophies in her last four tournaments. That will take her ranking into the twenties! Go Simona. Terrific groundstrokes and very very good at structuring points. Her serve was better three years ago, but at least she's getting it in well enough now.

Diane said...

I'm really pleased for Simona; I've followed her for a long time.