It marks the second Grand Slam title of the season for the Italian duo, best friends who also claimed the French Open, and the eighth doubles title of the year for the second seeds.

Italy’s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci kiss the trophy after their win on Sunday. Pic1/AFP

“We played unbelievable here,” said Vinci. “We are so happy.”

Errani became the World No 1 in women’s doubles yesterday with Vinci ranked second.