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Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
(Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrta ˈvintʃi]; born 18 February 1983) is an Italian tennis player. Up until 6 April 2015, she held the position of world No. 1 in doubles, while reaching a career-high of No. 7 in singles in May 2016.[1] She is the fourth Italian woman to have reached the top 10 in singles, together with Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and Sara Errani. At 33 years and 4 days old, she became the oldest player ever to make her first appearance in the top 10. She rose to worldwide prominence at the 2015 US Open, when she reached the semifinals and defeated world No. 1 Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets, ending Williams's hopes of winning the calendar Grand Slam, in what has been described by numerous commentators as one of the biggest shocks in tennis history.[2] She went on to lose to her childhood friend Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final[3]. Vinci has won 35 WTA Tour
WTA Tour
titles, 10 in singles and 25 in doubles, including the 2012 French Open, the 2012 US Open,[4] the 2013 Australian Open
Australian Open
and 2014 Australian Open, and 2014 Wimbledon titles with regular partner Sara Errani. In doing so, they became only the fifth pair in tennis history to complete a career Grand Slam. The first of her ten singles titles came in the 2007 Copa Colsanitas, over Tathiana Garbin. She won her second title at the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Maria Kirilenko. Her third title was at the 2010 BGL Luxembourg Open, over Julia Görges. Her fourth title was for her second victory after 2009 at the 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Lucie Hradecká. Her fifth title was her first win on grass at the 2011 UNICEF Open, over Jelena Dokić. Her third victory in 2011 and sixth title was in Budapest
Budapest
over Irina-Camelia Begu. In 2012, at Dallas, over former world No. 1, Jelena Janković, for her 7th title. In 2013, she defeated Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
for her 8th title at the 2013 BNP Paribas Katowice Open and doubles partner Sara Errani
Sara Errani
at Palermo. Her biggest title came in 2016, when she won the Premier event in St. Petersburg, defeating Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
in the final. She and her Italian teammates Mara Santangelo, Flavia Pennetta, and Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
beat the Belgian team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin-Hardenne
Justine Henin-Hardenne
had to retire in the fifth and final match due to an injury in her right knee, which allowed Italy
Italy
to win its first Fed Cup
Fed Cup
trophy.[5] With the Italian team, she also won the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
in 2009 and 2010 against the USA. At the 2012 US Open, Vinci reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, at 29 years of age, by defeating then-world No. 2, Agnieszka Radwańska, in the fourth round.[6] She subsequently lost to her doubles partner and world No. 10, Sara Errani, in the quarterfinals.[7] She achieved the same feat the following year when she defeated Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
in the fourth round. She subsequently lost to Flavia Pennetta. She is one of the three players in the WTA top 100 using a one-handed backhand.[8]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 2009 2.3 2010 2.4 2011 2.5 2012: World No. 1 in doubles 2.6 2013 2.7 2014: Career Grand Slam in doubles 2.8 2015: Grand Slam finalist 2.9 2016: First title since 2013, Top 10 debut 2.10 2017 2.11 Playing style

3 Career statistics 4 Major finals

4.1 Grand Slam

4.1.1 Singles: 1 (runner-up) 4.1.2 Doubles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)

5 Singles performance timeline 6 Women's doubles performance timeline 7 Team competition 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
was born in Taranto, the daughter of Angelo Vinci, an accountant, and his wife Luisa, a homemaker;[9] she has an older brother, Francesco.[9] Vinci was introduced to tennis at the age of six.[9] She currently resides in Palermo, and is coached by Francesco Cina.[9] Career[edit] Early career[edit] Vinci made her professional debut at an ITF tournament in Italy
Italy
in 1999. Vinci also won the French Open
French Open
in girls' doubles with fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
that same year.[9][10] She qualified for her first Grand Slam at the 2001 US Open, but lost to Martina Suchá
Martina Suchá
in the first round. One of the biggest victories of her career came in 2005 was when she beat former world No. 2 and 2004 French Open
French Open
champion Anastasia Myskina in the quarterfinals at the Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne. Alongside Sandrine Testud, Vinci reached the semifinals in women's doubles of the 2004 French Open. In 2007 at Bogotá, Vinci won her first WTA title against the top seed Tathiana Garbin, also of Italy, in three sets, after falling behind 0–3 in the final set. She won the title for Garbin had to retire.[11] 2009[edit] Vinci qualified for the Brisbane International and defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the first round, before losing to top seed Ana Ivanovic in the second. She then fell to fellow Italian Corinna Dentoni
Corinna Dentoni
in the qualifications for Moorilla Hobart International. Vinci lost to eventual quarterfinalist Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
in the first round of the Australian Open. Vinci also played for Italy's Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group stage versus France. Italy
Italy
won 5–0. At her first clay event, Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Vinci defeated sixth seed Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in the first round, and then fell to Ágnes Szávay
Ágnes Szávay
of Hungary. Vinci then lost in the second rounds of both the Monterrey Open (defeated by Iveta Benešová) and the Paribas Open in Indian Wells (defeated by Sybille Bammer), and fell in the qualifications for Miami
Miami
Sony Ericsson Open to Anastasia Rodionova.[12] Vinci then fell to eventual champion and former world No. 1, Jelena Janković, in the quarterfinals of the Andalucía Tennis Experience in Marbella. At the Barcelona Ladies Open, Vinci earned her second career title, defeating Pauline Parmentier
Pauline Parmentier
in the first round, Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the second, Anastasiya Yakimova
Anastasiya Yakimova
in the quarterfinals, Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the semifinals, and defending champion Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
in the final.[13] Vinci reached the second round of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem held in Fes. After she defeated Mariana Duque Marino
Mariana Duque Marino
in the first round, she lost to qualifier Polona Hercog
Polona Hercog
in the second. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Vinci lost in the first round to Kateryna Bondarenko. She then beat María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in the first round of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, and then was beaten by Vera Dushevina
Vera Dushevina
in the second. She lost to 9th seed Victoria Azarenka in the first round at Roland Garros. During the grass court season, Vinci reached the third round at Birmingham. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in straight sets. The following week at s'Hertogenbosch, she lost her opening match to Daniela Hantuchová. At Wimbledon, Vinci beat No. 31, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in the second round to set up a third-round matchup with No. 2, Serena Williams, and lost. At the US Open, Vinci lost in the first round to Jelena Janković. 2010[edit] Vinci lost in the third round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
to Maria Kirilenko. She reached the third round of both Indian Wells and Miami, losing to Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
and Venus Williams
Venus Williams
respectively. She reached the final at Barcelona but failed to defend her title, losing to fellow Italian Francesca Schiavone. At the Roland Garros, Vinci lost in the second round to Flavia Pennetta. She fell to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the second round of Wimbledon. She lost her opening match at the US Open to Venus Williams. She qualified for the Toray Pan Pacific Open but lost to Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
in the third round. Vinci also qualified for the China
China
Open but lost to Vera Dushevina
Vera Dushevina
in the second round. Vinci lost to eventual champion Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the Generali Ladies Linz semifinals, 3–6, 5–7. She won her third WTA title in Luxembourg against Julia Görges, 6–3, 6–4. 2011[edit]

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Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
in Budapest

Vinci reached the quarterfinals of Hobart losing to 6th seed Jarmila Gajdošová. She lost in the first round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
to Alicia Molik. She reached the semi finals of Pattaya City, after defeating 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the quarterfinals but then lost to Sara Errani. The rest of her year continued with dismal results with only one win and six losses over the course of six events from Dubai to Stuttgart. She then entered the Barcelona Ladies Open, where she was the 6th seed. She ended up winning the tournament without having to beat a seed, or a player inside the top 50. She beat Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
in the final 4–6, 6–2, 6–2. This was her second time winning this tournament and her third clay court title. She then entered the Madrid tournament, where she reached the third round before losing to Li Na 6–2, 2–6, 1–6, the first time she had ever won a set against her. She lost in the third round of the French Open
French Open
to Victoria Azarenka 3–6, 2–6. Her next major success came at the UNICEF Open where she was the 7th seed. After wins over 3rd seed Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
and 5th seed Dominika Cibulková in the quarterfinals and semi finals respectively, she beat Jelena Dokić
Jelena Dokić
in the final 6–7(7), 6–3, 7–5. This was her second title of 2011 and her first title on grass. As the 29th seed at the Wimbledon Championships she reached the third round where she lost to 8th seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
3–6, 3–6. Her first post Wimbledon event was at Budapest
Budapest
where she was the No. 1 seed. She beat 3rd seed Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
and then 7th seed Irina-Cameilia Begu in the final 6–4, 1–6, 6–4. This was her third tour title of the season. She began her American hard court swing in Carlsbad as the 9th seed. She was upset in the second round by Zheng Jie. Vinci scored the biggest win of her career in Toronto, beating defending champion and world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki, 6–4, 7–5, in the second round of the Rogers Cup. In the second set, Vinci rallied from 1–5 down and saved multiple set points, before going on to win the match. In the third round, she defeated former world No. 1, Ana Ivanovic, 7–6(3), 6–2. She lost in the quarter finals to 10th seed Samantha Stosur 4–6, 1–6. As the 18th seed, at the US Open, Vinci made it to the third round. In the first round, she defeated the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, 6–3, 6–4. She then defeated Alizé Cornet, 6–2, 6–3. In the third round, she was sent home by Andrea Petkovic, 6–4, 6–0. Despite losing in the third round, this was Vinci's best performance so far in the US Open. She qualified for the 2011 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions and was seeded 4th, but lost to eventual champion Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
3–6, 3–6 in the quarterfinals. 2012: World No. 1 in doubles[edit]

Vinci at the 2012 US Open

Starting the year at the ASB Classic, she was seeded 6th and defeated Rebecca Marino
Rebecca Marino
in the first round before falling 3–6, 4–6 to unseeded Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the second round. Roberta then suffered early round losses at the Apia International Sydney and the Australian Open to Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
respectively. Her next tournament came at the Open GDF Suez where she was seeded 7th. She defeated Simona Halep
Simona Halep
6–4, 6–4, then Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–3, 1–6, 6–3, before falling to eventual finalist Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in a third-set tiebreaker in the quarterfinals. Vinci then traveled to Mexico where she participated in her next two tournaments, the Monterrey Open and the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Seeded first in both events, she was upset by Nina Bratchikova
Nina Bratchikova
in the second round of Monterrey, before bowing out to eventual champion Sara Errani in the semifinals at Acapulco. Roberta then travelled to the Paribas Open. Seeded 23rd, she beat Silvia Soler Espinosa, 20th seeded Dominika Cibulková, before falling to second-seeded Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
3–6, 6–4, 3–6. She returned to the top 20 following her fourth round appearance. She then bowed out to 10th seeded Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open. She next participated at the Barcelona Ladies Open where she was the defending champ but lost in the second round to Simona Halep 1–6, 3–6. Ironically, the tournament champion was Sara Errani, her doubles partner. Vinci and Errani managed to win the doubles finals of Barcelona Ladies Open by beating Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and Flavia Pennetta in an all Italian final, with the score of 6–2, 6–0. She then entered the Estoril Open as the No. 1 seed. She made it to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
2–6, 5–7. Her next tournament was Madrid, where she was unseeded and defeated the 14th seed Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in the first round and lost in the round of 16 to Agniezska Radwańska. She then entered the French Open
French Open
as the 17th seed and lost in the first round to Sofia Arvidsson. Her first post French open event was the Aegon Classic where she was the 4th seed. She reached the quarterfinals before losing to Zheng Jie. She then was the 6th seed at the UNICEF Open, where she was the defending champion. She lost in the quarterfinals to Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 6–7(5). She then competed in the Wimbledon Championships as the 21st seed. She defeated Ashleigh Barty, Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
and Mirjana Lučić
Mirjana Lučić
to reach the round of 16. This was the first time she had ever reached the second week of a major. She ended up losing to Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
2–6, 2–6. Vinci also won six doubles titles with the fellow Italian Sara Errani including the Mutua Madrid Open, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia and the French Open
French Open
in 2012. She and Errani also made the finals of the Sony Ericsson Open and the Australian Open
Australian Open
in that year. Being, the most successful pair in, Vinci is currently the number four in doubles. Vinci lost her opening match at the London Olympics to Kim Clijsters, 1–6, 4–6.[14] At the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Vinci defeated Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
6–2, 3–6, 7–5 after coming back from a 1–5 and match point deficit in the third set. In the second round she crushed 11th seed, Ana Ivanovic, 6–0, 6–0 in 45 minutes. After she defeated the 6th seed Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
with the result of 6–2, 7–6(7), but she was beaten in the quarterfinals by the Czech Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in straight sets. Two weeks later Vinci defeated Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
7–5, 6–3 to win her 7th WTA title at the Texas Tennis
Tennis
Open without losing a set in the entire tournament. At the US Open, Vinci started her journey by defeating Urszula Radwańska 6–1, 6–1 and followed that victory up with a second round victory over Yaroslava Shvedova. In the third round, she defeated the 13th seed, Dominika Cibulková. In the fourth round, she defeated Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in straight sets.[15] In the Quarterfinals, she will meet her doubles partner, Sara Errani, ensuring that an Italian woman will reach the semifinals. She lost in the Quarterfinals, 6–2, 6–4. Vinci partnered Sara Errani
Sara Errani
for the US Open. They were seeded No. 2, behind the defending champions Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
and Lisa Raymond. Errani and Vinci reached the final, defeating Czechs Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
for the title.[16] Following the US Open, Vinci travelled to Asia for the Toray Pan Pacific Open. She made it to the third round where she lost to top seed Victoria Azarenka. At Beijing, she lost her opener to qualifier Lourdes Domínguez Lino. As a result of her doubles success alongside Sara Errani, they qualified for the WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships for the first time. However, they lost to Russians Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
and Maria Kirilenko in the semifinals. Vinci once again qualified for the Tournament of Champions. In the round robin stage, she recorded wins over Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and had a loss to Caroline Wozniacki. She advanced to the semifinals where she lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Petrova. Vinci ended 2012 in top 20 for the first time at No. 16 and No. 1 in for the first time also doubles ahead of her partner Errani. 2013[edit]

Vinci at the 2013 French Open

Vinci began 2013 by losing her opening match to Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
at Brisbane. She reached the quarterfinals at Sydney where she lost to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska. At the 2013 Australian Open where she was seeded 16th, she lost to Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the third round. She partnered Sara Errani
Sara Errani
and won the doubles event. She was seeded 5th at the Open GDF Suez but lost to German Mona Barthel in the second round. Vinci lost to Pole Urszula Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
in the second round at Qatar Total Open. Then, at Dubai she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova, Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
and Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
en route to the semifinals. She eventually succumbed to doubles partner Sara Errani in straight sets. Vinci lost in the third round at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open to Lara Arruabarrena. She improved her performance at Miami, reaching the quarterfinals. There, she lost to 22nd seed Jelena Janković. Vinci won her 8th WTA title when defeated top-seeded Petra Kvitová, 7–6(2), 6–1, to win the Katowice Open in Poland.[17] Roberta began her clay court season by losing her opening matches at Stuttgart and Madrid. She reached the 3rd round at Rome, but lost to Simona Halep. Vinci lost to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the 4th round at the French Open. She was the top seed at the Topshelf Open but lost to Halep again in the second round. She reached the 4th round at Wimbledon but lost to Li Na. After that, Vinci competed at Internazionali di Palermo
Palermo
and won her 9th title by defeating doubles partner Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in the final. Vinci lost to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the quarterfinals at the Southern California Open at Carlsbad. At the Rogers Cup, she lost to Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in the third round. Then, Vinci lost to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open. Had she won this match, she would've entered the top 10 singles rankings for the first time in her career. At the US Open, Vinci reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal, this time she lost to Flavia Pennetta. During the Asian swing, she lost to Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in the 2nd round at the Toray Pan Pacific Open after receiving a first round bye. At Beijing, she lost in the third round to Angelique Kerber. Her next tournament was at the Kremlin Cup. She lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the quarterfinals. Vinci and Errani once again qualified for the Tour Championships but lost in the semifinals again to a Russian pair, Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Elena Vesnina. Vinci ended the year at No. 14 in singles, her highest ever and No. 1 in doubles for the third straight season. 2014: Career Grand Slam in doubles[edit]

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Vinci at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

Vinci began the season at the ASB Classic as the top seed. She fell in the first round to rising star Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
in three sets. Then at the Apia International Sydney, she lost to doubles partner Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in the first round. At the Australian Open, Vinci was the 12th seed but fell in the first round to Zheng Jie. In the doubles event, she partnered Errani and won the title, defeating Russian pair Makarova and Vesnina. Then, she competed at the Open GDF Suez but lost in the first round again to Elina Svitolina. Her bad form continued with first round losses at Doha and Dubai to Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
and Sorana Cîrstea respectively. Vinci received a first bye at the BNP Paribas Open and defeated American Madison Keys
Madison Keys
in her opening match for her first victory of 2014. However, she lost to Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
in the following round. She once again lost her opening match at the Sony Open Tennis to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in straight sets after having a first-round bye. Vinci failed to defend her title at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open. She beat qualifier Ksenia Pervak
Ksenia Pervak
in round 1 but lost to Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
the following round. Vinci faced Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
during Italy's semifinal Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against Czech team but lost in straight sets. She began her clay court season at Stuttgart. She beat Annika Beck
Annika Beck
in the first round and faced top seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
next. She lost to her in straight sets. In the doubles event, VInci and Errani were the champions, overcoming Cara Black
Cara Black
and Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
in the final. Vinci reached her first quarterfinal of the year at the Portugal Open. She defeated Alexandra Cadanțu
Alexandra Cadanțu
and Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
en route. She then lost to Elena Vesnina. At the Madrid Open, she won her opening match against Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and went on to defeat Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. She lost to Radwańska again in the third round. Playing on home soil at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Vinci lost in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova. She was seeded 20th at the French Open
French Open
but lost to Pauline Parmentier
Pauline Parmentier
in the first round. She and Errani lost in the doubles final to world number ones Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
and Hsieh Su-wei. She then competed at Eastbourne, but lost to Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
this time in the first round. Her disastrous run continued at Wimbledon when she lost to Donna Vekić
Donna Vekić
in the first round. However, she made history in the doubles event when she and Errani won defeating Hungarian-French pair Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
and Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in the final, completing a career slam in doubles. Vinci posted good results the following month. She was the 2nd seed at the Bucharest Open. She defeated Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
and Silvia Soler Espinosa for a place in the quarterfinals. She then reached her first semifinal of 2014 with a victory over 7th seed Petra Cetkovská. She then easily defeated Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
and reached the final where she was defeated in straight sets by top seed and home favourite Simona Halep. Vinci is next competed at Istanbul where she was the 2nd seed, she defeated Anna Tatishvili
Anna Tatishvili
in the first round. In the second round, she faced Dulgheru again and advanced to the quarterfinals when Dulgheru retired because of a shoulder injury. Vinci faced Kurumi Nara in the quarterfinals and won in straight sets. In the semifinals, she faced rising star Ana Konjuh, setting up a rematch of their opener in Auckland, Vinci won this time, defeating her in straight sets. In her second consecutive final, Vinci lost to the top seed again, Caroline Wozniacki. In August, Vinci lost in the first round at Montreal and Cincinnati to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and Sabine Lisicki respectively. Vinci and Errani won their 5th doubles title of the year together in the doubles event at Montreal. They defeated Cara Black
Cara Black
and Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
in the final. At the US Open, Vinci won her first Grand Slam singles match of 2014 by defeating Paula Ormaechea
Paula Ormaechea
in the first round followed by a three-set win over Irina-Camelia Begu. She then lost to eventual semifinalist Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
in the third round. Vinci fell out of the top 40 as a result. During the Asian swing, Vinci suffered another upset at the Guangzhou International Open where she was seeded 6th. She lost to Zhu Lin in the first round. Then at Wuhan, she fell to Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
in the first round. Vinci found her good form at the China
China
Open, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
and upsetting world No. 6 Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the early rounds. Her run continued with another upset of Ekaterina Makarova in the third round. She booked her place in the quarterfinals where she faced Petra Kvitová. She lost to the Czech in straight sets. At the Luxembourg Open, Vinci the 6th seed easily defeated Tereza Smitková
Tereza Smitková
in the first round but then lost to Beck in straight sets. Vinci and Errani once again qualified for the WTA Finals as the top seeds. They were forced to retire in their first hurdle to Květa Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
due to an injury suffered by Errani. Vinci ended the season outside the top 40 for the first time since 2010 at No. 49. 2015: Grand Slam finalist[edit]

Vinci at the 2015 French Open

Vinci kicked off her 2015 season by playing at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to 7th seed CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
7-5, 2-6, 3-6.[18] The following week, she played at the Hobart International. Seeded 9th, Vinci made it to her 1st quarterfinals of the year defeating wildcard Olivia Rogowska
Olivia Rogowska
and Annika Beck. In the quarterfinals, she fell to eventual champion Heather Watson
Heather Watson
7-6(0), 6-2.[19] At the Australian Open, Vinci overcame Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
to reach round two but subsequently lost to 10th seed Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
2-6, 4-6.[20] Seeded 3rd at the Rio Open, Vinci was upset in the second round by qualifier Verónica Cepede Royg
Verónica Cepede Royg
6-2, 6-3.[21] She then retired in her first-round match against Kiki Bertens
Kiki Bertens
at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a shoulder injury.[22] Vinci exited the second round at the BNP Paribas Open to 24th seed Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. The following week at the Miami
Miami
Open, she dropped her opening match against qualifier Tatjana Maria
Tatjana Maria
6-7(9), 3-6.[23] During the week, it was also announced that Vinci and her long-term doubles partner Sara Errani decided to discontinue playing doubles together. They issued a joint statement stating that they had decided to pursue more in their singles career.[24] Beginning her clay court season seeded 6th at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Vinci lost to fellow Italian Karin Knapp
Karin Knapp
in the second round 7-6(3), 2-6, 2-6.[25] She then posted good results at the Mutua Madrid Open. She reached the 4th round for the 2nd year in a row beating Monica Puig
Monica Puig
and Alizé Cornet. She ended up losing in the fourth round to 13th seed Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
4-6, 7-6(6), 0-6.[26] Ranked 44 at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Vinci was defeated in the 1st round by World Number 41 Heather Watson
Heather Watson
6-3, 6-1.[27] Seeded 4th at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, she reached her first final of the season but came up short in the final losing to 6th seed and compatriot Karin Knapp
Karin Knapp
6-7(5), 6-4, 1-6.[28] Ranked 38 at the French Open, Vinci lost in the first round to 29th seed Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
6-4, 4-6, 1-6.[29] Vinci began her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic. She was defeated in the first round by qualifier Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
6-2, 6-7(5), 7-6(5).[30] At the 2015 Aegon InternationalAegon International, she lost in the first round to Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
2-6, 2-6.[31] Ranked 35 at Wimbledon, Vinci lost in the first round to Aleksandra Krunić
Aleksandra Krunić
2-6, 4-6.[32] After Wimbledon, Vinci competed at the BRD Bucharest Open where she was the 2nd seed and last year's finalist. She lost in the second round to Aleksandra Krunić
Aleksandra Krunić
1-6, 1-6.[33] Last year finalist at the İstanbul Cup, Vinci reached the quarterfinals beating 7th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and qualifier Alexandra Panova. Vinci then lost in the quarterfinals to Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
6-0, 5-7, 2-6.[34] Vinci then reached her second quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup after defeating Karin Knapp, qualifier Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, and Daria Gavrilova all in straight sets. She then succumbed to world No. 1, Serena Williams, in the quarterfinals 4-6, 3-6.[35] She then lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the first round at the Western & Southern Open 3-6, 6-0, 2-6.[36] Vinci successfully qualified for the main draw at the Connecticut Open and easily defeated Eugenie Bouchard in the first round 6-1, 6-0.[37] She then was defeated in the second round by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
6-4, 6-7(6), 7-6(7).[38] Ranked 43 at the US Open, Vinci won her first three rounds defeating Vania King, Denisa Allertová, and Mariana Duque Mariño. Vinci then reached her third US Open quarterfinal in four years after Eugenie Bouchard withdrew a few hours before their fourth-round match after she slipped and hit her head in the locker room.[39] In the quarterfinals, Vinci defeated Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the semifinals.[40]At 32, Vinci became the oldest first-time Grand Slam semifinalist in the Open Era.[41] She then dispatched defending champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets en route to her first Grand Slam final, while also ending Williams' attempt at a calendar-year Grand Slam. Vinci was ranked 42 places lower than Williams at that time. Numerous major media outlets reported about Vinci's win over Williams being one of the biggest upsets in tennis history.[42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51] She lost to Flavia Pennetta in the final in straight sets in what was the first all-Italian Grand Slam final in the Open Era. By virtue of her run to the final in New York, Vinci returned to the top 20 for the first time since June 2014.[52] Seeded 15th at the Wuhan Open, Vinci defeated qualifier Danka Kovinić and Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
in the first two rounds. In the third round, she stunned 3rd seed and defending champion Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
7-6(3), 6-2.[53] She then defeated 8th seed Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
7-6(2), 6-3 to advance to the semifinals.[54] In the semifinals, Vinci lost to eventual champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4).[55] In this match, Vinci had a 6-5 lead in the third set and even had one match point before Venus came back and won the match. Seeded 15th at the 2015 China
China
Open, Vinci lost in the third round to qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 1-6, 6-3, 2-6.[56] Seeded 3rd at the 2015 Generali Ladies Linz, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Aleksandra Krunić 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-1.[57] Vinci's final tournament of the year was the first edition of the WTA Elite Trophy. Seeded 4th, Vinci beat 11th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in her first rubber 6-4, 6-4.[58] In her second rubber, she lost to Alternate Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 1-6, 0-6.[59] Having a 1-1 record in Group D, Vinci reached the semifinals losing to top-seed and eventual champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
2-6, 2-6.[60] Vinci ended the year ranked 15. 2016: First title since 2013, Top 10 debut[edit] Vinci started her season at the Brisbane International. Seeded 8th, she started the tournament by defeating Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the first round 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.[61] She then dominated Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in their second round match 6-1, 6-1.[62] In the quarterfinals, she lost to former world No. 1, two-time Australian Open
Australian Open
champion, and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
1-6, 2-6.[63] After Brisbane, she competed at the Apia International Sydney. Vinci lost in the first round to Samantha Stosur.[64] As the 13th seed at the Australian Open, Vinci reached the third round after beating qualifier Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
and world No. 74 Irina Falconi. In the third round, she suffered a shock loss to world No. 82, Anna-Lena Friedsam, 6-0, 4-6, 4-6.[65] After the Australian Open, Vinci played at the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. Seeded 2nd, she reached the final defeating Yanina Wickmayer, Tímea Babos, and 4th seed Ana Ivanovic. In the final, Vinci beat top seed Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
6-4, 6-3.[66] This was Vinci's first WTA singles Title since 2013. Seeded 7th at the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Vinci lost in the first round to qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
0-6, 6-4, 3-6.[67] Despite losing in the 1st round to Shvedova, Vinci rose to a career high ranking of 10 as neither Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
nor Venus Williams
Venus Williams
defended their ranking points from the previous year. Seeded 9th at the Qatar Total Open, Vinci defeated Lesia Tsurenko, Daria Kasatkina, and wildcard Çağla Büyükakçay to reach the quarterfinals. There, she lost to 3rd seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
6-3, 2-6, 3-6.[68] As the top seed at the Malaysian Open, Vinci suffered a shock loss in the first round to world No. 153, Chang Kai-chen, 7-5, 2-6, 1-6.[69] As the 9th seed at the BNP Paribas Open, Vinci received a bye into the second round and faced Margarita Gasparyan. Vinci came through in a three-set thriller 6-3, 6-7(7), 7-6(5).[70] Vinci had to save two match points in order to defeat Gasparyan in the second round. She then won comfortably against 17th seed Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
in the third round 6-1, 6-3.[71] In the fourth round, she was forced to retire trailing 2-6, 0-2 to Magdaléna Rybáriková.[72] Seeded 9th at the Miami
Miami
Open, Vinci received a bye into the second round where she beat Lucie Hradecká 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(5).[73] In the third round, Vinci was defeated by 22nd seed Madison Keys
Madison Keys
6-4, 6-4.[74] At the 2016 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group Play-offs, Vinci represented Italy
Italy
in their tie against Spain. Vinci lost both of her rubbers to Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
and Garbiñe Muguruza. Spain
Spain
defeated Italy
Italy
4-0.[75] Vinci began her clay court season at the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix. Seeded 6th, Vinci reached the quarterfinals beating Ekaterina Makarova and German wildcard Julia Görges. In the quarterfinals, she lost to German qualifier and eventual finalist Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund
1-6, 4-6.[76] Seeded 7th at the Mutua Madrid Open, Vinci lost in the first round to world No. 52, Danka Kovinić, 4-6, 2-6.[77] Seeded 7th and given a 1st round bye at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Vinci was defeated in the second round by world No. 23, Johanna Konta, 6-0, 6-4.[78] Vinci's final tournament before the French Open
French Open
was the Nürnberger Versicherungscup. As the top seed, she lost in the second round to qualifier and eventual champion, Kiki Bertens, 4-6, 6-7(4).[79] Seeded 7th at the French Open, Vinci was upset in the first round by world No. 65, Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-1, 6-3.[80] Vinci played only one grass court warm up tournament before Wimbledon. Seeded 2nd at the Aegon International Eastbourne, she lost in the second round to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
6-4, 4-6, 3-6.[81] Seeded 6th at Wimbledon, Vinci reached the third round defeating Alison Riske
Alison Riske
and lucky loser Duan Yingying. She lost then to 27th seed CoCo Vandeweghe 3-6, 4-6.[82] Vinci started her US Open Series at the Rogers Cup. Seeded 7th, she lost in the third round to world No. 33, Daria Kasatkina, 5-7, 3-6.[83] Representing Italy
Italy
at the Rio Olympics, Vinci was defeated in the first round by Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 7-5, 6-4.[84] Seeded 6th at the Western & Southern Open, Vinci was defeated in the third round by 9th seed Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
6-1, 7-5.[85] Seeded 2nd at the Connecticut Open, Vinci lost in the quarterfinals to qualifier Johanna Larsson
Johanna Larsson
6-7(9), 1-6.[86] Vinci was seeded 7th at the US Open, where she has finalist points to defend from last year. She reached the quarterfinals defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam, Christina McHale, Carina Witthöft, and Lesia Tsurenko. Vinci then lost in the quarterfinals to 2nd seed and eventual champion Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
5-7, 0-6.[87] As a result, Vinci failed to defend her finalist points from last year, so she fell from the top 10. Seeded 13th at the Wuhan Open, Vinci was defeated in the second round by Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
7-5, 6-2.[88] Seeded 13th at the China
China
Open, she lost in the second round to Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
3-6, 2-6.[89] Vinci's final tournament of the year was the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. Seeded 5th, Vinci lost her first match to 9th seed Barbora Strýcová 4-6, 3-6.[90] In her final match, Vinci was defeated by 3rd seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
6-1, 6-2.[91] In November, Vinci was contemplating retirement from Tennis
Tennis
due to her poor results and tiredness.[92] However, on November 21, 2016, Vinci decided to play at least one more year.[93] Vinci ended the year ranked 18. 2017[edit] Vinci began the season at the Brisbane International. Seeded 8th, she started the tournament off by beating lucky loser Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round, 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 7-6(5).[94] She then defeated Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
in the second round 6-4, 6-2.[95] In the quarterfinals, Vinci lost to 3rd seed and eventual champion Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 2-6, 2-6.[96] Next, Vinci played at the Apia International Sydney. Seeded 9th, she was defeated in the second round by Barbora Strýcová 6-2, 6-3.[97] As the 15th seed at the Australian Open, Vinci lost in the first round to world No. 35 and eventual semifinalist, CoCo Vandeweghe, 1-6, 6-7(3).[98] After the Australian Open, Vinci went to compete at the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, where she was the 6th seed and the defending champion. She started off the tournament by beating Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
in the first round 6-3, 3-6, 6-4[99] before she defeated qualifier Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4.[100] In the quarterfinals, Vinci was defeated by eventual champion Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
6-1, 6-4.[101] Due to losing in the quarterfinals, Vinci failed to defend her title. At the Qatar Total Open, Vinci lost in the first round to qualifier Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis
2-6, 3-6.[102] Seeded 16th at the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Vinci was upset in the first round by world No. 55, Kristýna Plíšková, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.[103] Vinci had a 6-3, 5-4 lead and was serving for the match before Plíšková made a comeback to win the match. Seeded 26th at the BNP Paribas Open, Vinci received a first round bye. She lost in the third round to 8th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2-6, 6-2, 1-6.[104] Seeded 25th at the 2017 Miami
Miami
Open, Vinci was stunned in the second round by qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-3, 6-2.[105] After Miami, Vinci played at the first edition of the Ladies Open Biel Bienne. As the 4th seed, she was upset in the first round by world No. 58, Kristýna Plíšková, 6-4, 6-4.[106] Vinci began her clay court season at the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix. In the first round, Vinci lost to newly returned Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
5-7, 3-6.[107] Vinci had her first win since Indian Wells at the Madrid Open by defeating Daria Kasatkina in the first round 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.[108] In the second round, she lost to 3rd seed and eventual champion Simona Halep, 3-6, 6-2, 6-7(2).[109] Vinci led 3-6, 6-2, 5-2 before Halep came back to win the match. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, she lost in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
2-6, 1-6.[110] As the 31st seed at the French Open, Vinci was defeated in the first round by the previous year's Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.[111] Vinci played one grass court warm up tournament to prepare herself for Wimbledon. As the 6th seed at the Mallorca Open, she beat lucky loser and compatriot Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in the first round 6-2, 6-1.[112] In the second round, she defeated qualifier Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time at this tournament.[113] In the quarterfinals, Vinci was defeated by 3rd seed and defending champion, Caroline Garcia, 6-2, 7-6(8).[114][115] Seeded 31st at the Wimbledon Championships, Vinci lost in the first round to Kristýna Plíšková 6-7(6), 2-6.[116] Playing style[edit] Vinci is known for her doubles prowess, her ability at the net, and relentless use of the backhand slice;[117] she has also been praised for her excellent movement and her sense of the court.[118] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
career statistics Major finals[edit] Grand Slam[edit] Singles: 1 (runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 2015 US Open Hard Flavia Pennetta 6–7(4–7), 2–6

Doubles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2012 Australian Open Hard Sara Errani Svetlana Kuznetsova Vera Zvonareva 5–7, 6–4, 6–3

Winner 2012 French Open Clay Sara Errani Maria Kirilenko Nadia Petrova 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 2012 US Open Hard Sara Errani Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–2

Winner 2013 Australian Open Hard Sara Errani Ashleigh Barty Casey Dellacqua 6–2, 3–6, 6–2

Runner-up 2013 French Open Clay Sara Errani Ekaterina Makarova Elena Vesnina 5–7, 2–6

Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard Sara Errani Ekaterina Makarova Elena Vesnina 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

Runner-up 2014 French Open Clay Sara Errani Hsieh Su-wei Peng Shuai 4–6, 1–6

Winner 2014 Wimbledon Grass Sara Errani Tímea Babos Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 3R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R Q1 10–12

French Open A Q2 Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 1R 2R 3R 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R

6–13

Wimbledon A 1R Q3 Q3 3R A 2R Q2 3R 2R 3R 4R 4R 1R 1R 3R 1R

16–12

US Open 1R Q1 A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R QF QF 3R F QF 1R

23–15

Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–4 1–2 2–4 4–4 6–4 8–4 12–4 2–4 7–4 8–4 0–4 0-0 55–52

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A 3R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R F W W 3R 3R A 30–13

French Open QF QF 1R SF 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R W F F 3R A A 33–14

Wimbledon A 3R 1R 3R 1R A 1R A 1R 3R 3R QF 3R W 3R 1R A 21–12

US Open SF 1R A 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1R 1R QF W QF 2R 3R A A 22–12

Win–Loss 7–2 7–4 0–3 9–4 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–2 1–4 4–4 7–4 20–2 16–3 18–2 8–4 2–2 0–0 106–51

Team competition[edit]

2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013 Fed Cup

See also[edit]

Italy
Italy
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team Italy
Italy
at the 2004 Summer Olympics Italy
Italy
at the 2008 Summer Olympics Italy
Italy
at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Preceded by Katarina Srebotnik
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Australian Open
Australian Open
women's doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
/ Margaret Court (1972) Kerry Harris / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1976) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Jan)) Dianne Fromholtz
Dianne Fromholtz
Balestrat / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley & Mona Schallau Guerrant / Kerry Melville Reid (1978) Betsy Nagelsen / Renáta Tomanová (1979) Judy Connor Chaloner / Diane Evers
Diane Evers
Brown (1980) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betsy Nagelsen (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Patty Fendick / Mary Joe Fernández (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1997) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mirjana Lučić (1999) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2000) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2001) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2002) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2003) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Alicia Molik (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
/ Kateryna Bondarenko (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2011) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Flavia Pennetta (2012) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Vera Zvonareva (2013) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2014) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2018) Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Kristina Mladenovic

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French Open
French Open
women's doubles champions

(1968) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Ann Haydon-Jones (1969) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Ann Haydon-Jones (1970) Gail Chanfreau / Françoise Dürr (1971) Gail Chanfreau / Françoise Dürr (1972) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Olga Morozova (1975) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Martina Navratilova (1976) Fiorella Bonicelli / Gail Chanfreau (1977) Regina Maršíková / Pam Teeguarden (1978) Mima Jaušovec / Virginia Ruzici (1979) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Wendy Turnbull (1980) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1981) Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Tanya Harford (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Anne Smith (1983) Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Candy Reynolds (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Andrea Temesvári (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Natalia Zvereva (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Jana Novotná (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1996) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Mary Joe Fernández (1997) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2000) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mary Pierce (2001) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2002) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2003) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Ai Sugiyama (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2006) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2007) Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
/ Mara Santangelo (2008) Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
/ Virginia Ruano Pascual (2009) Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
/ Virginia Ruano Pascual (2010) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2011) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Lucie Hradecká (2012) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2013) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2014) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
/ Peng Shuai (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2016) Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
/ Kristina Mladenovic (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová

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French Open
French Open
girls’ doubles champions

1981 Sophie Amiach / Corinne Vanier 1982 Beth Herr / Janet Lagasse 1983 Carin Anderholm / Helena Olsson 1984 Digna Ketelaar / Simone Schilder 1985 Mariana Pérez Roldán / Patricia Tarabini 1986 Leila Meskhi / Natalia Zvereva 1987 Natalia Medvedeva / Natalia Zvereva 1988 Alexia Dechaume / Emmanuelle Derly 1989 Nicole Pratt
Nicole Pratt
/ Wang Shi-ting 1990 Ruxandra Dragomir
Ruxandra Dragomir
/ Irina Spîrlea 1991 Eva Bes / Inés Gorrochategui 1992 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber 1993 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber 1994 Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Henrieta Nagyová 1995 Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1996 Alice Canepa / Giulia Casoni 1997 Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Irina Selyutina 1998 Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Jelena Dokic 1999 Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
/ Roberta Vinci 2000 María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
/ Anabel Medina Garrigues 2001 Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovská
/ Renata Voráčová 2002 Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
/ Barbora Strýcová 2003 Adriana González Peñas / Marta Fraga Pérez 2004 Kateřina Böhmová / Michaëlla Krajicek 2005 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Ágnes Szávay 2006 Sharon Fichman
Sharon Fichman
/ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007 Ksenia Milevskaya
Ksenia Milevskaya
/ Urszula Radwańska 2008 Jessica Moore / Polona Hercog 2009 Elena Bogdan
Elena Bogdan
/ Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 2010 Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Sloane Stephens 2011 Irina Khromacheva
Irina Khromacheva
/ Maryna Zanevska 2012 Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova
/ Irina Khromacheva 2013 Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
/ Kateřina Siniaková 2014 Ioana Ducu
Ioana Ducu
/ Ioana Loredana Roșca 2015 Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová 2016 Paula Arias Manjón / Olga Danilović 2017 Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu
/ Carson Branstine

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Wimbledon (Open Era) ladies' doubles champions

(1968) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1971) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1972) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1974) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Ann Kiyomura / Kazuko Sawamatsu (1976) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Martina Navratilova (1977) Helen Gourlay Cawley / JoAnne Russell (1978) Kerry Melville Reid / Wendy Turnbull (1979) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1980) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1981) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Kathy Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
/ Helena Suková (1988) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
/ Gabriela Sabatini (1989) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Natalia Zvereva (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Helena Suková (1997) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natasha Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Corina Morariu (2000) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2003) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Ai Sugiyama (2004) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Rennae Stubbs (2005) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Vania King
Vania King
/ Yaroslava Shvedova (2011) Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
/ Katarina Srebotnik (2012) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2013) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
/ Peng Shuai (2014) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2017) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina

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US Open women's doubles champions

(1968) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Margaret Court (1969) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Darlene Hard (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Rosemary Casals / Judy Tegart Dalton (1972) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1975) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1976) Delina Boshoff / Ilana Kloss (1977) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betty Stöve (1978) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1979) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Wendy Turnbull (1980) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
/ Helena Suková (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Robin White (1989) Hana Mandlíková
Hana Mandlíková
/ Martina Navratilova (1990) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Martina Navratilova (1991) Pam Shriver / Natalia Zvereva (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1994) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1996) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1997) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Jana Novotná (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2000) Julie Halard-Decugis / Ai Sugiyama (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2003) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2006) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Vera Zvonareva (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Dinara Safina (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Vania King
Vania King
/ Yaroslava Shvedova (2011) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Lisa Raymond (2012) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2013) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Lucie Hradecká (2014) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová

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Grand Slam / non-calendar year / career Grand Slam-winning singles/doubles tennis players

Grand Slam

Men's singles

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Women's singles

1953: Maureen Connolly 1970: Margaret Court 1988: Steffi Graf

Men's doubles

1951: Ken McGregor/ Frank Sedgman

Women's doubles

1960: Maria Bueno 1984: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1998: Martina Hingis

Mixed doubles

1963: Margaret Court/ Ken Fletcher 1965: Margaret Court 1967: Owen Davidson

Non-calendar year Grand Slam

Men's singles

2015–16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1983–84: Martina Navratilova 1993–94: Steffi Graf 2002–03: Serena Williams 2014–15: Serena Williams

Men's doubles

2012–13: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan

Women's doubles

1949–50: Louise Brough 1986–87: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1992–93: Gigi Fernández/ Natasha Zvereva 1996–97: Natasha Zvereva 2009–10: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams

Mixed doubles

1967–68 Billie Jean King

Career Grand Slam

Men's singles

1933-34-35: Fred Perry 1937-38: Don Budge 1960-61-62: Rod Laver 1961-63-64: Roy Emerson 1992-94-95-99: Andre Agassi 2003-04-09: Roger Federer 2005-08-09-10: Rafael Nadal 2008-11-16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1951-52-53: Maureen Connolly 1949-50-51-54: Doris Hart 1951-56-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1960-62-63: Margaret Court 1966-67-68-72: Billie Jean King 1974-75-82: Chris Evert 1978-81-82-83: Martina Navratilova 1987-88: Steffi Graf 1999-2002-03: Serena Williams 2004-06-08-12: Maria Sharapova

Men's doubles

1935-36-39: Adrian Quist 1948-50-51 Frank Sedgman 1951: Ken McGregor 1953–56: Lew Hoad/ Ken Rosewall 1957-58-59: Neale Fraser 1959-60-62: Roy Emerson 1965–67: John Newcombe/ Tony Roche 1962-64-67-77: Bob Hewitt 1982-84-86-89: John Fitzgerald 1983-87-89: Anders Järryd 1994-95-98: Jacco Eltingh/ Paul Haarhuis 1989-92–93-2000: Mark Woodforde 1992–93-95-2000: Todd Woodbridge 1998-2002-03-05: Jonas Björkman 2003-05-06: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan 2002-04-07-08: Daniel Nestor 1999-2006-12: Leander Paes

Women's doubles

1942-46-50: Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947-48-50-51: Doris Hart 1950-51-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1956–1957: Althea Gibson 1958–60: Maria Bueno 1961–64: Lesley Turner Bowrey 1961-63-64: Margaret Court 1964-66-69-70: Judy Tegart Dalton 1980–81: Kathy Jordan/ Anne Smith 1975-76-77-80: / Martina Navratilova 1981-82-83-84: Pam Shriver 1989-90-93: Helena Suková 1988–90-91-92: Gigi Fernández 1989-90-91-93: / Natasha Zvereva 1989-90-94: Jana Novotná 1996-97-98: Martina Hingis 1999-2000-01: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams 2000-01-06: Lisa Raymond 2012-13-14: Sara Errani/ Roberta Vinci

Mixed doubles

1925-26-27-28 Jean Borotra 1949–51: Doris Hart/ Frank Sedgman 1961-1963: Margaret Court 1962-1963: Ken Fletcher 1965-66-67: Owen Davidson 1967–68: Billie Jean King 1969–75: Marty Riessen 1961-70-77-79: Bob Hewitt 1992–93-95: Mark Woodforde 1990-93-94-95: Todd Woodbridge 1974-85-2003: Martina Navratilova 2001-02-05: Daniela Hantuchová 1997-99-2005-06: Mahesh Bhupathi 2002-04-08-10: Cara Black 1999-2003-08-16: Leander Paes 2006-15-16: Martina Hingis

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Tennis
Association (WTA) world No. 1 doubles players

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(1984/1990 – 237 w) Pam Shriver (1985/1986 – 48 w) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
(1990/1993 – 68 w) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
(1990/1999 – 67 w) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
(1991/1995 – 80 w) Natasha Zvereva
Natasha Zvereva
(1991/1999 – 124 w) Larisa Neiland (1992 – 4 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(1992/1997 – 111 w) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
(1997/2000 – 32 w) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(1998/2018 – 90 w) Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova
(1999/2000 – 10 w) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
(2000 – 7 w) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
(2000/2012 – 137 w) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
(2000 – 3 w) Julie Halard-Decugis (2000 – 14 w) Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
(2000/2003 – 45 w) Paola Suárez
Paola Suárez
(2002/2004 – 87 w) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
(2003 – 4 w) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
(2003/2005 – 65 w) Cara Black
Cara Black
(2005/2010 – 163 w) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
(2006/2007 – 61 w) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
(2007/2012 – 199 w) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
(2010/2011 – 24 w) Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
(2011 – 18 w) Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
(2011 – 10 w) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
(2011 – 10 w) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
(2012/2015 – 87 w) Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
(2012/2015 – 110 w) Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
(2014 – 20 w) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
(2014 – 5 w) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(2015/2017 – 91 w) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(2017 – 32 w) Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(2017 – 6 w) Latisha Chan
Latisha Chan
(2017/2018 – 24 w)

WTA rankings incepted on September 4, 1984 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of April 2, 2018[update]

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Tennis
Association: Top Italian female singles tennis players as of 5 March 2018

1. Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
(60 1) 2. Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
(89 2) 3. Sara Errani
Sara Errani
(93 32) 4. Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
(147 2) 5. Jasmine Paolini
Jasmine Paolini
(151 5)

6. Deborah Chiesa (174 3) 7. Martina Trevisan
Martina Trevisan
(201 ) 8. Georgia Brescia (205 3) 9. Jessica Pieri (220 ) 10. Giulia Gatto

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