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XXVI Italiacom Open Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

XXVI ITALIACOM OPEN
Palermo, Italy
July 8-14, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, July 14, 2013
Singles - Final
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (1/WC) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 36 63

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
(1) Mladenovic/Piter (FRA/POL) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 61 57 108 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Vinci wins the ninth WTA title of her career and her second of 2013, having also won on the indoor clay of Katowice in April.
- Vinci's win-loss record in finals now stands at 9-1, and 6-1 in clay court finals; her other titles on the surface came in Bogotá (2007), Barcelona (2009, 2011), Budapest (2011) and Katowice (2013).
- Vinci became the third Italian to lift the title, following Errani (2008, 2012) and Pennetta (2009).
- Vinci and Errani were meeting for the eighth time; Errani, who had won their previous five matches, now leads the head-to-head record 5-3.
- Errani falls to 7-7 in WTA finals, and 6-3 in clay court finals.
- Mladenovic and Piter win their first doubles title together; Mladenovic now has six WTA doubles titles to her name, while Piter has one.

Final Quotes
Roberta Vinci: "I played so well today. I played very well in the first set, but Sara started to play much better in the second set. Starting the third set I was 4-0 up and had a lot of chances for 5-0 but lost the game and started to get a little bit nervous, but at the end I won, so I'm really happy. I played an unbelievable match today. I knew I had to – Sara is an unbelievable player. I live here and practice here at this club, so winning here is fantastic for me. I really didn't expect to win this tournament, especially with Sara in the final, but I played great."

Sara Errani: "My opponent was just too good for me today. I tried to play my best but Roberta was exceptional. I hope that the crowd enjoyed the match, because Roberta, myself and all the Italian players really love the tournament always try and put on a good show. I hope we can continue to come back here for many years to come."



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