Found January 25, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci won their third major title out of the last four events Down Under. What makes a successful doubles pairing? Of course there are the obvious things, like a dominant serve, a quality volley or solid groundstrokes. However, sometimes the most important thing in crucial situations is not the technical tennis, but the chemistry of the team. The most successful teams trust each other’s judgement completely, which allows them to act on both individual and team instincts on the biggest points. However, this bond doesn’t come overnight. Two of the greatest doubles teams of all time, Bob and Mike Bryan and Venus and Serena Williams, have spent a lifetime developing this chemistry; the American sibling pairs have amassed a staggering 25 Grand Slams titles between them. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, while not related by blood, have perhaps the next best thing. For what they lack in size, as they stand at just 5’5” and 5’4” respectively, they make up for it in g...
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