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Navratil
Mar 9th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Do you think that it is still one of Dulko's biggest achievements to beat Navratilova twice in a Grand-Slam?
Including a tough three-setter in the second round of Wimbledon 2004?

Libertango
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:13 PM
Whenever I think of Gisela, the very first thing which comes to mind is her win over Maria at W. I know Sharapova wasn't at her best then, but I still think that was a great moment for Gise, beating a former champ on the CC.

After that, her doubles success.

alex.2812
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Let's see how far she can go in doubles.
Imagine Flavia and Gisela win the Grand Slam this year... That would be THE achievement.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:21 PM
In the last 18 months Dulko has established herself as an elite doubles player. Several very good upsets in singles, 4 titles and a #26 ranking are all fine accomplishments but a #1 doubles ranking, 17 doubles titles and a doubles Grand Slam dwarf anything Gisela has achieved as a singles player.

Being an elite doubles player to me is a greater accomplishment than being a very good singles player.

rockstar
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:23 PM
screwing half the ATP?

JOKING :o

BlueTrees
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Beating Sharapova at Wimbledon. Beating Henin at Indian Wells was also big.

Beating a 50 year old Navratilova isn't really a great achievement..

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Beating Sharapova at Wimbledon. Beating Henin at Indian Wells was also big.

Beating a 50 year old Navratilova isn't really a great achievement..

Agree. It looks nice on the CV but really that's just a case of right place, right time.

sam.jones
Mar 9th, 2011, 02:03 PM
in a few years she will be onyl remembered for her doubles achievments

an upset at a slam will be forgotten then

but now I go with the masha win as well

miffedmax
Mar 9th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Getting me to say the thing that I deny saying. Because I didn't say it.

danieln1
Mar 9th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Beating Sharapova at Wimbledon. Beating Henin at Indian Wells was also big.

Beating a 50 year old Navratilova isn't really a great achievement..

And in three sets no less...

obviously doubles number 1 is by far her biggest achievement

Mynarco
Mar 9th, 2011, 04:22 PM
How can beating a granny Martina be considered as an achievement :o?
Her double records, of course

duhcity
Mar 9th, 2011, 05:33 PM
How can beating a granny Martina be considered as an achievement :o?
Her double records, of course

It was, as someone said, a case of right place..right time. But I'd go with it just because of how amazing it is to say "I Beat Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon"

QuietPlease
Mar 9th, 2011, 06:13 PM
In the last 18 months Dulko has established herself as an elite doubles player. Several very good upsets in singles, 4 titles and a #26 ranking are all fine accomplishments but a #1 doubles ranking, 17 doubles titles and a doubles Grand Slam dwarf anything Gisela has achieved as a singles player.

Being an elite doubles player to me is a greater accomplishment than being a very good singles player.

This.

Yonexforever
Mar 9th, 2011, 06:21 PM
screwing half the ATP?

JOKING :o

That is the first thing that sprung to MY mind.
Her doubles prowess doesnt mean much to me personally, since she plays during a time when top players DONT play or take doubles seriously.

The fact that she has won GS is good i guess, has she won any against the BEST doubles team of this generation when they are playing?
That would be S & V!

edificio
Mar 9th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Doubles successes.

tennisforadults
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Unfortunately Gisela is such a streaky player. She's like Sam (a past doubles number 1 too) without the potential to ever be top 10 in singles.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:50 PM
screwing half the ATP?

JOKING :o

:lol: agree

Phil=)
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I guess her biggest achievment was losing to Scheepers in a GS, who advanced to the 4th round :o:lol:

Vincey!
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:20 PM
It has to be her double results, I'd say #1 ranking then AO 2011 and Masters 2010. She's been a decent single players, but none of her big wins against top players like Sharapova or Ivanovic or Navratilova were that impressive. Ana and Maria were in a really bad shape and out of confidence and Navratilova lol c'mon the girl hadn't played a single match in years lol.

IanRadi
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Definitely her doubles results. Although I believe that results like beating Masha and Martina in LONDON must have been really important to her. But, of course, IMHO her biggest achievement have been becoming World no.1 in doubles as well as winning a Slam and the YEC (being the last one first than the other)

Navratil
Mar 10th, 2011, 06:28 AM
It would be interesting to know, if a player like Dulko had the choice between outstanding doubles results and some here-and-there-ok singles results. What would she prefere?

No doubt about it: A number 26 in singles gets more attention than the world # 1 in doubles.

Go to your local club and ask who Liezel Huber is :D

Some older guys will remember Anke Huber and mix that up, the rest never heard that name before.

But a top 30 player, maybe like Safarova, would be a different story. Not that everybody knows Safarova but a few have seen her matches on TV. ;)