Sara Errani thrills home crowd by reaching Italian Open final

Errani is attempting to become the first Italian to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the 1985 title.

By: Associated Press | Rome | Published:May 17, 2014 7:10 pm
Sara Errani of Italy hits a return to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women's singles semi-final match  at the Italian Open on Saturday. (Reuters) Sara Errani of Italy hits a return to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women’s singles semi-final match at the Italian Open on Saturday. (Reuters)

Sara Errani became the first home player to reach the Italian Open final in nearly 30 years with a 6-3, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Saturday.

Using the vocal crowd support to her advantage, the 10th-seeded Errani fought back from a 4-1 deficit in the second set, while Jankovic appeared rattled as she continuously questioned line calls.

Errani is attempting to become the first Italian to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the 1985 title in Taranto.

The last Italian man to win was Adriano Panatta back in 1976.

Errani’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be either defending champion Serena Williams or 11th-seeded Ana Ivanovic, who were playing later.

In the men’s semifinals, seven-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal meets Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic plays Milos Raonic.

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

  1. No Comments.
Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Points Table
No.
Team
P
W
L
D
Pts

Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Schedule
Aug 16, 201721:00 IST
The Arena, Ahmedabad
<!-- Match 31 -->
29
Inter Zone Challenge Week - Match 31
FT
19
Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Telugu Titans (29-19)
Aug 17, 201720:00 IST
The Arena, Ahmedabad
<!-- Match 32 -->
VS
Inter Zone Challenge Week - Match 32
Aug 17, 201721:00 IST
The Arena, Ahmedabad
<!-- Match 33 -->
VS
Inter Zone Challenge Week - Match 33