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Sara Errani - Italy  

Sara Errani Birth Date: 4/29/1987 Age: 34
Birth Place: Bologna, Italy Residence: Bologna, Italy
Height: 5'4 1/2\ (1.64 m)" Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Year Turned Pro: 2002 Plays: Right-handed
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On the Court

Turned pro in 2002, going 6-7 in ITF play. Her first match was played two weeks before her 15th birthday. Her WTA debut came at Palermo in 2003, winning a first-round qualifier match while ranked No. 779. Played Palermo again in 2004, then Rome in 2005 in the qualifying rounds.

Made her first big splash at Bogota in 2006 at age 18, playing through three rounds of qualifying and into the round of 16. Her first WTA main draw win came over Neha Uberoi. Won two qualifiers to reach the main draw at Rome. Played and lost in the first round of qualifying at Wimbledon. Shined at Budapest, moving through the qualifiers again and reaching the quarterfinals, including her first win over a Top 100 player - No. 77 Yuliana Fedak. Moved into the Top 200 with that performance.

Fell back out of the Top 200 in 2007 while playing WTA tournaments, then caught fire at Acapulco, defeating three top 65 players to reach the semifinals. Reached the semifinals at Palermo, then received a main draw wild card to the US Open, winning her first match against Renata Voracova for her first Grand Slam win. That win got her into the Top 100 for the first time at No. 90, and she followed that with a trip to the semifinals at Bali to move to 71st.

Began 2008 by reaching the Auckland quarterfinals. Made her Fed Cup debut for Italy against Spain, defeating Lourdes Dominguez Lino in a three-set match. Also reached the quarterfinals at Bogota and the third round at Miami, falling to No. 1 Justine Henin. Returned to Palermo where her career had begun and recorded her first tournament title, taking out No. 21 Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals and Mariya Koryttseva in the final, rising to No. 56 in the process. Made it back to back titles by winning Portoroz, defeating three players in the Top 35 to rise to No. 41. Competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing in the first round. Won her first-round match at the US Open. Finished the year 38-25.

Began 2009 ranked No. 41 in the world and reached the Brisbane semifinals to enter the Top 40. Had her best Grand Slam performance to date at the Australian Open, reaching the third round to climb to No. 34. Returned to the finals of both Palermo and Portoroz, but lost both, the second to then-No. 1 Dinara Safina. Made the third round of the US Open. Finished the year just inside the Top 50 with a 26-28 record.

Started 2010 by reaching the Hobart semifinals and the third round of the Australian Open. Reached the third round of Wimbledon as well as the US Open, ending the year 40th at 37-29.

Reached her first final in two years at Pattaya City in 2011, losing to Daniela Hantuchova. Did not reach another final and finished the year 30-28, mired in the 40s.

Exploded out of the gate in 2012, reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals, her first time past the third round of any Grand Slam event. Followed this with a trip to the Monterrey semifinals, then won Acapulco, her first tournament victory in four years, moving to a career-best No. 31. Broke through to win Barcelona and joined the Top 30 for the first time, then won Budpaest to move up to No. 24. Put everything together at the French Open, taking out No. 14 Ana Ivanovic in the third round, No. 10 Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals and No. 6 Samantha Stosur in the semifinals to reach her first Grand Slam final, losing it to No. 2 Maria Sharapova. Soared to No. 10 in the world with the run to the final. Won Palermo for the first time in five years to reach No. 9. Had another great run at the US Open, upsetting No. 6 Kerber in the fourth round before losing to Serena Williams in the semifinals, jumping to No. 7. Qualified for the WTA Championships for the first time and went 1-2, finishing her breakout year with a 55-22 record.

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Year-End Singles Rankings:

2012: 6
2011: 45
2010: 43
2009: 48
2008: 42
2007: 70
2006: 171
2005: 359

Off the Court

Is the daughter of Giorgio and Fulvia and has a brother, Davide, who plays soccer. Is trilingual, speaking Italian, Spanish and English. Began playing tennis at age five.