Palermo, Italy (Sports Network) - Roberta Vinci upended fellow Italian and defending champion Sara Errani on Sunday to claim the title at the $235,000 Italiacom Open tennis event.
The 30-year-old Vinci snapped a five-match losing skid against the 26-year-old top-seeded Errani and pocketed $42,000, thanks to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 triumph accomplished in 2 hours, 11 minutes on the clay courts.
It was the first all-Italian final in the tournament since the 2009 championship featured Flavia Pennetta topping Errani in straight sets.
Vinci ripped off seven aces to none against Errani, also forcing her opponent into six double faults en route to victory.
On Saturday, Errani posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova after the second-seeded Vinci battled back to beat Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Vinci now owns a 9-1 record in career singles finals and claimed her second title in 2013.