Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci kiss their trophy after winning the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci kiss their trophy after winning the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci kiss their trophy after winning the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.