Handshake-gate:

Doubles pair Errani and Vinci complete career grand slam

Reuters
Sara Errani of Italy and Roberta Vinci of Italy celebrate with their winners trophies after defeating Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France in their women's doubles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London
.

View photo

Sara Errani of Italy (R) and Roberta Vinci of Italy celebrate with their winners trophies after defeating …

LONDON (Reuters) - Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci completed a career grand slam after beating Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-3 in the women's doubles final at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Playing in their first final at the All England Club, the No.2 seeds became the first pair to win all four grand slams since Venus and Serena Williams in 2001.

With the rain pouring down in southwest London, the roof on Center Court was closed and the four-times grand slam winners dominated the opening set, wrapping it up in 27 minutes.

Hungarian Babos and Frenchwoman Mladenovic, who ousted top seeds Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai en route to the title match, offered more resistance in the second set but suffered a decisive break in the sixth game.

Victory for Errani and Vinci means they add the Wimbledon crown to their trophy collection having won the last two Australian Open titles as well as the French and U.S Opens in 2012.

(Reporting By Michael Hann; editing by Clare Lovell)

View Comments (1)
  • Alcides Escobar suffers knee sprain on aggressive slide from Brett Lawrie

    Alcides Escobar suffers knee sprain on aggressive slide from Brett Lawrie

    Playoff intensity at Kauffman Stadium. Unfortunately, the aggressive play resulted in an injury for Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. … More »

    Big League Stew - 9 minutes ago
  • 2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to which to aspire. Nothing, though, in more than a century has done more to … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Phelps fails to qualify for 400m freestyle final

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 metres freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month ban for a … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final

    Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final

    (Reuters) - Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 meters freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Kershaw Ks 12 in first win, Dodgers roll

    Kershaw Ks 12 in first win, Dodgers roll

    It took Clayton Kershaw three starts to get his first victory and he still is trying to find his groove after putting together one of the greatest seasons any pitcher ever had. The reigning NL MVP gave up two home runs against the Colorado Rockies, … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago