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Tennis: Errani-Vinci retain Australian Open doubles title

Italians beat Russian pair for fourth grand slam crown

24 January, 11:29
Tennis: Errani-Vinci retain Australian Open doubles title (ANSA) - Melbourne, January 24 - Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci beat Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4 3-6 7-5 on Friday to retain the Australian Open doubles title.

It is the fourth glam slam doubles title for Errani and Vinci.

In addition to triumphing last year in Melbourne, the world's top-ranked doubles pairing also won the French Open and the US Open in 2012. They had to work hard on Friday though as Makarova and Vesnina came back strongly after losing the first set.

The intense match lasted over two hours, with the third set alone taking 55 minutes, before Errani and Vinci prevailed.

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