- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Errani, Vinci win in doubles before singles match
NEW YORK (AP) - Teammates one afternoon, opponents the next, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci exchanged glances and giggles while sitting side-by-side for a news conference after reaching the U.S. Open doubles semifinals with a victory on Tuesday.
When a reporter asked about the Italians’ singles quarterfinal against each other, scheduled for Wednesday, Errani interrupted.
“Hey, it’s a news conference with both of us here,” she protested kiddingly, then added in a sarcastic voice: “Go ahead, ask her how she’ll play tomorrow.”
Vinci then pretended to start running through her strategy _ “topspin backhands; I’ll stand 7 meters behind the baseline” _ and Errani interrupted again: “Come on, you can’t ask us questions about that!”
Their 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory over the 11th-seeded pair of Germans Julia Goerges and Kveta Peschke assured Errani of moving up to No. 1 in the WTA doubles rankings, with Vinci at No. 2. Errani and Vinci won the French Open doubles title in June.
The American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond had been co-No. 1s, but they lost in the third round at Flushing Meadows.
“Playing a Slam quarterfinal for the first time is amazing. There definitely will be some jitters, but I think that’s normal,” Vinci said. “She’s may be used to this sort of thing.”
Right on cue, Errani corrected her doubles partner and pal.
“I wouldn’t say I’m used to it,” Errani objected with a smile. “Not quite.”
Over and over, they looked at each other before answering. They chuckled at each other’s punch lines, rocking in their black leather chairs.
And they assured everyone the plan would be the same Tuesday night as it is every evening during a tournament they’re both entered in.
Dinner _ together.
Back to the same hotel _ together.
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- EDITORIAL: Republicans finally fight back in phony 'war on women'
- EDITORIAL: More Lerner smoking-gun emails at IRS
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- Critics rail against liberal bias for commencement speakers
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.