Errani, Vinci reach first Wimbledon doubles final


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London, England ( - Four-time Grand Slam champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will appear in their first Wimbledon final on Saturday.

The quality Italian pairing cruised past a ninth-seeded tandem of Czech Andrea Hlavackova and Chinese Zheng Jie 6-3, 6-2 at the All England Club.

Friday's other semifinal saw a 14th-seeded duo of Hungarian Timea Babos and France's Kristina Mladenovic whip an unseeded team of German Andrea Petkovic and Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-3.

Errani and Vinci are 4-3 in their previous Grand Slam doubles finals, including a win at this year's Australian Open and loss at last month's French Open.

Babos and Mladenovic will appear in their first-ever Grand Slam doubles final.

The new Wimbledon champions will split $560,000.

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