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Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci to meet in all-Italian Palermo final

July 13, 2013 at 5:31 PM   |   Comments

PALERMO, Italy, July 13 (UPI) -- Italian compatriots Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will play opposite each other for the title of the Italiacom Open after each won a semifinal victory Saturday.

Defending champion Errani gained one of the finals spots with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova.

The top-seeded 26-year-old, who won the Palermo event in 2008, hasn't dropped a set this week and will be gunning for her eighth career WTA singles title.

Her doubles partner Vinci advanced with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela.

The 30-year-old will be looking to snap a streak of five straight losses to Errani and lock up her ninth career title as the two face off in the second all-Italian final in tournament history.

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