Errani-Vinci clinch women's doubles title

Jan 25, 2014, 04:05 IST | AFP

Italy’s Errani and Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open women’s doubles title, staging a stunning comeback to down Russia's Makarova and Vesnina

Melbourne: The Russians were up 5-2 in the third and deciding set and and twice served for the championship, but they couldn’t find the killer touch and lost 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Roberta Vinci (left) and Sara Errani pose with their winners’ trophy in Melbourne yesterday. Pic/AFP.

Errani and Vinci, the top seeds, were in their third straight Australian final and the win was their fourth Grand Slam crown, following Roland Garros and the US Open in 2012 and Australia last year. Errani and Vinci had earlier dispatched the fourth seeded pairing of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 6-1, 6-4.

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