WTA Tour

Errani keeps Italian dream

2014-05-17 18:27
Sara Errani (AFP)

Sara Errani beat Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to book her place in the final of the Rome Masters and maintain her hopes of becoming the first Italian woman to win the tournament in 29 years.

Errani, seeded 10, claimed her second consecutive semifinal place on Friday when she produced a stunning upset in overcoming China's No 2 seed Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Jankovic had accounted for Agnieszka Radwanska, the third seed from Poland, 6-4, 6-4 to claim her last four place.

But the Serbian sixth seed was never in the game against 2012 French Open finalist Errani, who will appear in Sunday's final for the first time in her career.

Errani, 27, was ousted from the semifinals last year by Victoria Azarenka of Belrarus.

In Sunday's final she will meet either Jankovic's 11th seeded compatriot Ana Ivanovic or defending champion and top seed Serena Williams, who meet in the second semifinal later Saturday.

Raffaella Reggi was the last Italian woman to win the Italian Open in 1985.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.