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Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

slow start, but solid win.

4 DFs, but 5 aces to match, so I guess that's not so bad.

HORRIBLE bp conversion though 5/9

She's got 1 more round to clean it up before she faces Maria potentially, but Gisela is a decent clay courter and Serena didn't seem TOO troubled out there. Plus I mean this is her first completed match on green clay since her win over Pierce at AI in 2005 so not a horrible first outing IMO.

Some CLEAR things to work on, but it could have been MUCH worse

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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

Good job, Ree!!!

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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4



Good match. Dulko is no slouch, especially on clay. Go Serena!
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well done serena
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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

Gise Good effort.

Congrats Serena!
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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

Gisela I'm sure she'll dream with those 5 BPs she wasted at the beginning of the 2nd set
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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

serve got solid in the end but she probably was just getting her footing on the green clay again...on to the next round and some more points

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Shweet!

If she did this to Gisela, imagine what she would do to Nadal, Federer, and Santoro.
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nadal better surrender his RG title now...FedEx better forget about career slam...Santoro better...well...

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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

weird match.
1st set: 8 consecutive breaks of serve w/ zero game points. First GP is a set point by Serena
2nd set: both face bps in their 1st service game then hold. And then Gisela gets broken again and then zero bps for the rest of the match.


Def. a lot of stuff Serena needs to improve if she wants to win the title. But it's a decent start to the tournament. Good luck Serena..try to improve you're career win/loss on green clay
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Re: Charleston R32: [5] S. Williams d. G. Dulko 6-3 6-4

Made me a little nervous in the first set. For some reason she was having trouble holding serve...but she got it together and pulled off the win . Hope next rd is a bit more comfy.

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Gisela Good effort

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