Sara Errani wins both singles and doubles titles in Acapulco


In the first all-Italian final since 2010, third seed Sara Errani overcame second seed Flavia Pennetta 5-7 7-6(2) 6-0 to win the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL title, and shortly afterwards, paired with Roberta Vinci, she went on to claim the doubles trophy as well.

Pennetta was playing her seventh straight Acapulco final. She won the close first set, but in the tiebreak of the second set she made many mistakes and a lot of running, aggressive play and tense moments wore off Pennetta and she lost the third set without winning a single game, while Errani lost only three points on her serve.

After clinching the singles title, Errani took the courts for the doubles final. Her pair was Roberta Vinci, the tournament’s top seed in singles, whom Errani eliminated in the semifinals. The top-seeded Italians needed just 51 minutes to defeat Spain’s Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2 6-1.

The Acapulco singles title is the third WTA title in Errani’s career, after Palermo and Portoroz in 2008. In doubles, it’s Errani’s tenth title and seventh with Vinci. (source: WTA Tour, photo: © Neal Trousdale)


  1. The Italians are really getting it together in time for the Olympics. Unfortunately for them it’s on grass not clay.

    Pennetta must be gutted – that’s 2 singles finals in 2012 and no trophies. REckon this one hurt more than Auckland.

  2. Ccmack, in 2006 Pennetta played three finals and ended the year without a title. Let’s hope the history won’t repeat.

    Migi, Errani is not a Nike athlete, for what I know.


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