Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - The world No. 1 doubles team of
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci secured a berth in Friday's final at the
The tough Italian duo handled a fourth-seeded tandem of Czech Kveta Peschke
and Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik 6-1, 6-4 in Wednesday's semifinals at
The reigning Aussie Open champs will face a Russian duo in the final, as
No. 3 seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina held off an eighth-seeded
American combination of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Errani and Vinci own three Grand Slam doubles titles overall, while Makarova
and Vesnina are the reigning French Open titlists.
Friday's winning team will split $458,000.
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