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Sunday Women's Summary
Doubles - Final: (5) Kirilenko/Petrova def. (6) Errani/Vinci 7-6(7-0) 4-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Now here is a statistic to think about: Errani/Vinci won only 49% of first serve points in this match. In doubles.
Which perhaps explains a little. The two have seven titles together in the last two years, but every one of them has been an International. They really struggle in the big ones.
To be sure, Nadia Petrova has just plain struggled in doubles lately. This is her first doubles title in almost two years; her last was Charleston 2010 with Huber. Her singles seems to be stalled, but this has to feel promising. It's promising for another reason for Maria Kirilenko: Her first doubles title of the year, and the best of her career, will put her back in the TOp Ten.