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Errani, Vinci reach Open doubles final

French Open singles runner-up Sara Errani and her fellow Italian Roberta Vinci reached the women's doubles final at the 2012 U.S. Open.

Errani and Vinci, the No. 2 seeds, whipped an eighth-seeded Spanish tandem of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 6-2 Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The French Open champions and Australian Open runners-up Errani and Vinci will meet the winner between a third-seeded Czech pairing of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka or a 16th-seeded duo of Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh and Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Errani, who lost to Maria Sharapova in the French Open finale in June, beat her good friend Vinci in a women's singles quarterfinal in Flushing on Wednesday.

Sunday's winners will split $420,000.