Compatriots, doubles partners Errani and Vinci to collide for title

by: AP July 13, 2013

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PALERMO, Sicily -- Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will face each other in the Italiacom Open final after winning their semifinals Saturday.

The No. 1-seeded Errani, who won this tournament in 2008 and 2012, rallied from 3-1 down in the second set to beat fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.

Vinci, Errani's doubles partner, beat Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first Palermo final.

The second-seeded Vinci recovered from a slow start to cruise through the second set.

In the fifth game of the final set, she broke at love after a double-fault from Candela. Vinci went on to win the following three games and the match.

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