Friday, July 4, 2014

Errani and Vinci a match away from Career Slam

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, whose doubles fame was somewhat eclipsed last year, are very much in the thick of things again and have reached the 2014 Wimbledon final. If they win it, they will have achieved a Career Slam since they already have titles at the Australian Open (two), the French Open and the U.S. Open.

Standing in their way are Timea Babos and the ever-pesky Kiki Mladenovic. Babos and Mladenovic, seeded 14th, defeated Andrea Petkovic and Magdalena Rybarikova today to reach the final. Errani and Vinci, the 2nd seeds, defeated 9th seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Zheng Jie.

Mladenovic and partner Daniel Nestor, the defending champions, are also still alive in mixed doubles, in which they have reached the semifinals.

In women's wheelchair doubles, the top seeds, Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley, will compete for the title against the 2nd seeds, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot.

In junior singles competition, the highest seed remaining, after the third round, is Tornado Alicia Black, who is seeded 3rd.

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