Top seeds Errani, Vinci reach Down Under doubles final

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    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 Australian Open.

    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 Melbourne Park.

    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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