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Errani and Vinci complete doubles Grand Slam

ESPN staff
July 5, 2014
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are the first team since Venus and Serena Williams in 2001 to achieve the feat © Getty Images

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci completed a career Grand Slam after winning Saturday's Wimbledon women's doubles final in straight sets.

The Italian pair, playing in their eighth grand slam final, claimed a 6-1 6-3 victory over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic is just less than an hour under a closed roof on Centre Court.

Rain had begun falling shortly after Petra Kvitova's singles final win over Eugenie Bouchard and the roof was shut before their trophy presentation took place.

"I honestly can't grasp the fact that we've been able to accomplish all of this," Vinci said. "I think I'll realise it all after we finish playing. I'll say, 'Wow, we did all of that.'"

"I don't think I ever was as tense as I was today. Not even singles," said Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up. "I was thinking about the Grand Slam. It's crazy."

Errani and Vinci have now won five of the last 10 grand slam doubles titles, including this year's Australian Open.

They are the first women's pairing to complete a career Grand Slam since Venus and Serena Williams in 2001 and just the fifth in history to achieve the feat.

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