Roberta Vinci (; born 18 February 1983 in Taranto) is an Italian tennis player. As of 3 December 2012, Vinci is ranked world no. 16 in the WTA Tour Rankings. Vinci has won 23 WTA Tour titles, seven in singles and 16 in doubles, including the 2012 French Open and the 2012 US Open title with regular partner Sara Errani.
Her first title came in the 2007 Copa Colsanitas, over Tathiana Garbin. She won her second title at the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Maria Kirilenko. Her third title was at the 2010 BGL Luxembourg Open, over Julia Görges. Her fourth title was for her second victory after 2009 at the 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, over Lucie Hradecká. Her fifth title was her first win on grass at the 2011 's-Hertogenbosch, over Jelena Dokic. Her third victory in 2011 and sixth title was in Budapest.
She and her Italian teammates Mara Santangelo, Flavia Pennetta, and Francesca Schiavone beat the Belgian team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin-Hardenne had to retire in the fifth and final match due to an injury in her right knee, which allowed Italy to win their first Fed Cup trophy. With the Italian team, she also won the Fed-Cup in 2009 and 2010 against the USA.
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—Leonardo Da Vinci (14251519)