The match lasted for three hours and eleven minutes, but when the Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens finally emerged victorious, it was with tears in her eyes and cramps in her legs.
Bertens, who is ranked eighth in the world, beat the French Open champion from 2012 with 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 9-7 and thus went on to the third round.
Errani left the track quickly and shouted out his frustration.
After the match, she was tough on Bertens.
- I do not like when someone jokes with one.
First she is injured and leaves the track in a wheelchair and now she feels perfectly fine in the restaurant.
I do not like that, says Errani.
When asked if she thinks Bertens is exaggerating, the 150-ranked Italian simply answered "yes."
Bertens does not give much for the opponent's criticism.
- She can say whatever she feels.
Maybe I should take more acting lessons and aim for a career in it.
I do not know what she thinks, she says.
The 28-year-old says that she received treatment from physiotherapists for 45 minutes after the match and that it took half an hour before she stopped having cramps.