Errani, Vinci prevail in Aussie final
Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Runners-up a year ago, top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were determined not to let another opportunity slip away.
The Italian duo captured the Australian Open women's doubles title on Friday, outlasting Aussie wildcards Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at Rod Laver Arena. Barty is only 16 years old.
The 25-year-old Errani and 29-year-old Vinci, the reigning U.S. and French Open champions, lost in three sets to a Russian tandem of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva last year at Melbourne Park.
Errani was last year's surprise French Open singles runner-up.
An Aussie pairing hasn't captured the Aussie Open women's doubles title since 1979.
Errani and Vinci will split $500,000.
01/25 07:37:42 ET