28 Facts About Sara Errani

1. Sara Errani is an Italian professional tennis player.

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2. Sara Errani's is a former top five player in singles and former world No 1 in doubles.

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3. Sara Errani's entered the Top 10 in doubles on 11 June 2012, remaining there for 94 straight weeks, and she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 5 on 20 May 2013.

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4. Sara Errani became the world No 1 in doubles for the first time on 10 September 2012.

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5. Sara Errani's was the year-end No 1 doubles player in both 2013 and 2014, and has held the top ranking for a combined total of 87 weeks.

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6. Sara Errani's made the semifinals at the 2013 French Open, the quarterfinals at the 2014 French Open, 2014 US Open, and 2015 French Open, and qualified to the WTA Finals twice in 2012 and 2013.

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7. In 2017, Sara Errani was banned from playing for 10 months due to a failed drug test.

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8. Sara Errani was born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy to Giorgio, a fruit and vegetable seller and Fulvia, a pharmacist.

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9. Sara Errani competed in her first event at the $10,000 Cagliari event in her native Italy in 2002, where she lost to Sun Tiantian.

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10. Sara Errani's continued to compete in the ITF, where her best performance of the year was a semifinal appearance in Zaton.

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11. In 2009, Sara Errani was the runner-up at two WTA tournaments, in Palermo and Portoroz, as the defending champion in both.

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12. Sara Errani was a member of Fed Cup-winning Italian team in 2009 and 2010.

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13. At the beginning of 2012, Sara Errani decided to change her racquet, switching from Wilson to Babolat, opting for a heavier and slightly longer model than the last, allowing for more power and better reach.

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14. Sara Errani dubbed her new racquet "Excalibur", named after the sword of King Arthur.

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15. Sara Errani's defeated fellow Italians Roberta Vinci, and second seed Flavia Pennetta in her last two matches.

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16. Sara Errani's secured a place in the semifinals by eliminating the German tenth seed Angelique Kerber, her first win over a current top-10 player.

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17. Sara Errani's played the New Haven Open as the fourth seed.

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18. Sara Errani's reached the semifinals by beating fifth seed Marion Bartoli.

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19. Sara Errani's lost only three games in these two rounds.

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20. Sara Errani's finished her breakthrough year as No 6 in the world.

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21. Sara Errani was the seventh seed at the Australian Open, where she had reached the quarterfinals in 2012.

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22. At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Sara Errani reached her third final of the year facing Carla Suarez Navarro.

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23. Sara Errani's won the final in two sets, her seventh singles title.

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24. Sara Errani reached the quarterfinals the US Open, her sixth Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance.

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25. Seeded second at the Monterrey Open, Sara Errani reached the semifinals by beating Lauren Davis, qualifier Timea Babos, and fifth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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26. Nado Italia sought a longer suspension time frame, where as Sara Errani sought to have the disqualification of her results overturned.

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27. Sara Errani's beat Venus Williams in the second round but was defeated by Hsieh Su-wei.

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28. Sara Errani's is holding record of appearances in the National Team, with 47 matches played - between single and double - and 26 victories.

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