Sara Errani is a professional tennis player from Italy. She is a former World Number 5 in singles and a former World Number 1 in doubles tennis. As a doubles player, she has won all four of the Grand Slams, winning the Australian Open twice.
Sara Errani was born on April 29, 1987, in Bologna, Italy. She continues to reside in her hometown. She stands 164 cm tall and she is right-handed with a two-handed backhand. When she was 12, she attended the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.
She is coached by Pablo Lozano Beamud and since she turned pro, she has earned $13,950,276 in prize money.
Errani turned pro in 2002. Most of her early career was played in the ITF. She did not win her first WTA event until 2008. The year before that, she had made her Grand Slam main draw debut when she made it to the second round of the 2007 US Open.
Her best singles Grand Slam finish was in the finals of the French Open in 2012. She lost to Maria Sharapova. The following year, she made it as far as the semifinals of Roland Garros. It was also around the same time that she reached her career-high singles ranking of No.5.
She has had better success as a doubles player. In 2012, she won two Grand Slam titles – the French Open and the US Open women’s doubles while paired with Roberta Vinci. Those wins helped her reach World Number 1 in the women’s doubles rankings.
She was also paired up with Vinci when she won her three other Grand Slam titles including their back-to-back win at the Australian Open in 2013 and 2014.
In total, Errani has 9 WTA singles titles and 27 WTA doubles titles. She has also made it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics twice in 2012 and 2016 and she was in the semifinals of the WTA Tour Finals in 2012 and 2013.
Career Titles - 9
- Highest Singles Ranking: 5 (May 20,2013)
- Current Singles Ranking: 78 (May 8,2023)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2012)
- French Open - F (2012)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2010, 2012)
- US Open - SF (2012)
- Tour Finals - RR (2012, 2013)
- Olympic Games - 3R (2016)
Career Titles: 27
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 1(September 10, 2012)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 303 (May 8,2023)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - W (2013, 2014)
- French Open - W (2012)
- Wimbledon - W (2014)
- US Open - W (2012)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - SF (2012, 2013)
- Olympic Games - QF (2012, 2016)
- Fed Cup - W (2009, 2010, 2013)