Contest: win a tennis ball signed by Sara! [17.11.2014]
Do you want the chance to win a tennis ball signed by Sara?
Send the answer to the question below to our Twitter account @SaraErraniSite or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you are the lucky one!
You can send in your answers until 6PM CET on november 25. We will announce the winner on november 26.
Here is the question:
Who was the highest ranked player Sara beat in singles in 2014, and what was her ranking?
WTA Finals [23.10.2014]
Sara had to withdraw from Moscow last week with an illness, which meant she had to miss the last regular tournament of the season. But she is fit again to play in Singapore this week. The WTA Finals features the best 8 doubles teams of the year and as world #1, Sara and Roberta are of course the first seeds. In the first round, they play Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.
Thanks to their great performance this year, Sara and Roberta are sure to finish the year at #1. It's the 3rd year in a row they end the year at the top of the doubles ranking, an amazing performance!
Tokyo and Wuhan [19.09.2014]
Unfortunately Sara hasn't been able to win a match in Tokyo; she lost her first match to qualifier Marina Erakovic. Because Roberta Vinci played in Guangzhou this week, Sara didn't play doubles.
The Asian swing continues this week at the new Premium 5 tournament in Wuhan, China. Sara is 11th seed at this strong tournament, and will play Heather Watson in the first round. The first seed she can meet is 6th seed Eugenie Bouchard. You can check the full draw here.
US Open [11.09.2014]
First of all, apologies for the lack of updates during the US Open. However, while we were away, Sara had a really good tournament in New York. She made the quarterfinal, her 2nd Grand Slam quarterfinal this year, and the first time since 2012 that she made the second week of a Slam other than at Roland Garros. In the quarterfinal Sara lost to eventual finalist Caroline Wozniacki.
No doubt the most special win of the tournament was the 3rd round, where Sara beat 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. It was a special match, with a very special scoreline. Sara won the first set 6-0, and lost the second set with the same scoreline. After these two sets where the winner of the set didn't lose a game, the third set was the complete opposite. It was very close and in the end a tiebreak had to decide the winner of the match. Sara won the tiebreak 7-5 and hence also the match: 6-0 0-6 7-6 (5).
Because of her good tournament at the US Open, Sara moved up to #12 in the WTA rankings this week, and she's once again the best Italian in the ranking.
Of course you can find all the pictures from the US Open in our photogallery.
Sara's next tournament will be the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo next week.
Montreal Champions! [11.08.2014]
The singles tournament in Montreal didn't go as Sara would have wished (she lost 1-6 5-7 to Sabine Lisicki in the first round, but the doubles tournament went very well. Sara and Roberta won their 5th title of the season, and their 21st title together! For both of them it was also the 24th title of their career.
This week Sara will play in Cincinnati. She's the 14th seed, and plays qualifier Yanina Wickmayer in the first round. Of course she and Roby are 1st seed in the doubles draw, they have a bye in the first round.
Sara also announced a new partnership with Kia.
After a week weeks off the court, Sara returns to the WTA Tour today. She plays the Premium 5 tournament in Montreal, as 13th seed. In the first round, she plays against Sabine Lisicki from Germany.
Of course Sara and Roberta are first seed in the doubles tournament. They have a bye in the first round.