Errani to focus on singles competition

Italian Sara Errani revealed she has no plans resume her doubles career, wishing to focus solely on singles competition.

Errani remains ranked first in the world in doubles with ex-partner Roberta Vinci despite the pair revealing they had split in March - having last appeared together at the Australian Open.

Errani will now look to increase her WTA singles ranking of 14th.

The 27-year-old achieved the career grand slam with Vinci when they won the Wimbledon doubles crown in 2014.

Errani, however, has never won a singles grand slam, with her best appearance being a beaten finalist at Roland Garros in 2012.

"I want to try this new thing for me - I want to focus a little bit more on singles," Errani said.

"We played a lot of doubles - it was very tough physically and mentally sometimes, and so I just want to play only singles and to see how it goes.

"Maybe I will change my mind, but for the moment I want to see how it goes."

Errani is looking forward to the clay season, starting in Charleston, South Carolina this week.

After a first-round bye, Errani will open her campaign at the Family Circle Cup - where she is seeded fourth - against 2014 finalist Jana Cepelova on Wednesday.

"I'm really happy. I'm happy to be here," she added.

"I've had good tournaments until now, and I'm happy to start the clay season.

"The green clay is a bit faster, but I'm really happy to start sliding and having fun on clay."