View Full Version : Gisela Dulko def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) 7-6 (3) 7-6 (8)

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:23 PM

Good fight by injured Svetlana

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Could the defending US Open champ be in worse form?

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Well done Gise!!! I thought u could win! I suppose Svetas injury cant have helped ,but hey a win is a win ,great stuff!

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Amazing, for a while it looked like we're going to have Zurich 2002 on our hands again.
Well done Gisela, but she mustn't choke like this. It was awful!
Fantastic effort by Svetlana, but unnecessary IMO.

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:25 PM
Some very entertaining points towards the end. I started off being bored with this match.

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:25 PM
Well done Gisela, she played well!!! Sveta was obviously injured, but Gisela deserved the win. I just hope Sveta is ok to defend her US open.:)

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:25 PM
What a match :eek:

Svetlana fight HARD :sad:

Venus backhand
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:25 PM
kuznetsova is in very bad shape

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:26 PM
fantastic, fantastic win gise!! from the match reports it sounds like her serve/forehand were really firing today. :hearts:

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Good match by Dulko and a great win. Made it hard for herself in the second set with a lot of errors. Svetlana played well considering her back pain.

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:27 PM
Sveta :sad:

btw. anybody else felt for need of could shower after watching Gisela in that incredible outfit :angel:

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:28 PM
I'm happy for Gisela Dulko:bounce:, but man there were moments when that match was awful to watch... :rolleyes: I hope Sveta's injury is not too bad and that she'll be ok for the USO.

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Sveta :sad:

btw. anybody else felt for need of could shower after watching Gisela in that incredible outfit :angel:


Aug 18th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Gisela. :D Nice win.

I hope Sveta is okay for the US Open. Back injuries can be a bitch. :(

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Well done Gise!!!!! :hearts: :kiss:

iced gem
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Good win Dulko!But all credit to Svetlana for carrying on with the match even when injured.

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Sveta :sad:

btw. anybody else felt for need of could shower after watching Gisela in that incredible outfit :angel:

Skirt was not amazing :confused: Top was cool... ;)

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:33 PM
This is not surprise for this forum:

View Poll Results: Who will win?
Gisela Dulko!!! 14 63.64%
Sveta. 7 31.82%
not sure 1 4.55%

View Poll Results: Svetlana vs Gisela
This poll will close on Aug 20th, 2005 at 04:53 AM
Sveta in 2 sets. 5 17.86%
Gisela in 2 sets. 3 10.71%
Sveta in 3 sets. 3 10.71%
Gisela in 3 sets. 17 60.71%
Voters: 28. You have already voted on this poll

We all know that Sveta have TOP10 quality, but her crisis is so deep...

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Congratulations Gise!!! :bounce: :woohoo: :hearts: :kiss: :bigclap:

Aug 18th, 2005, 06:59 PM
Gise :clap2: :D :)

Poor Sveta.. :(

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Well done Gise :banana: :yeah:

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Struggling Kuznetsova loses again

Latest results (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/statistics/default.stm)

Svetlana Kuznetsova suffered another blow to her hopes of defending the US Open title with a defeat to Gisela Dulko in the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Kuznetsova, who has not won a title all year, required on-court treatment for a back problem during the match. And Dulko ensured the Russian's record will not improve ahead of Flushing Meadows in a 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (10-8) win.

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Could the defending US Open champ be in worse form?
She has been in bad form recently but in fairness to Sveta in this match, she was clearly injured. It was definitely impeding her movement and the fact she even played the second set was a surprise and credit to her (as long as she hasn't done any lasting damage by continuing).

I just hope she's fit for the US Open.

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:14 PM
:lol: 2 dulko = 1 knorz :lol:

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Stars continue to fall in Toronto

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Canadian Press

Toronto — Gisela Dulko of Argentina upset ailing No. 3 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to advance to the quarter-finals at the $1.3-million (U.S.) Rogers Cup on Thursday.

Kuznetsova struggled throughout the match with a painful lower back and late in the first set, it appeared she would be unable to finish.

The Russian stayed in the game, but Dulko went on to win the battle between the two 20-year-olds in two tiebreaks, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8).

The timing of Kuznetsova's back injury is bad news for the Russian, coming just 10 days before she begins defence of her U.S. Open title.

Dulko, 35th in the world singles ranking, showed Kuznetsova no mercy, forcing her into full splits several times as she lunged for crosscourt shots.

Late in the first set and trailing 6-5, Kuznetsova, the No. 4-ranked player in the world, had a trainer massage her back for several minutes. She walked gingerly back onto the court, clutching her back and grimacing, but didn't withdraw.

Between sets, the Russian headed for the locker room, returning in a long-sleeved shirt. Her back seemed to loosen up midway through the second set, but Dulko wasn't giving up, finally finishing off Kuznetsova with a blistering forehand.

Kuznetsova became the first Russian woman to win the US Open singles title last year, beating Elena Dementieva in the all-Russian final.

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:17 PM
To Roddickpower,



Aug 18th, 2005, 07:18 PM
Good fight from Sveta, respect to her and although she hasnt hit her best form there were some glimpses of that USOpen2004 form, i was impressed with Dulko, she has quite a good serve and very solid groundies on both wings.

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:24 PM
:yawn: Quelle surprise (Sveta losing / another top player being injured).

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:26 PM
To Roddickpower,



:haha: :haha: :haha: :rolls: :tape:

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Well just what we needed another top player suffering an injury. I hope Sveta isn't hurt too bad.

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Well done Gise.......... :worship: :bounce: :hearts:

Aug 18th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Congratz Gisela :hug::yeah::D

Aug 18th, 2005, 08:43 PM
poor sveta :sad:

but i can't believe she carried on just 10 days before the US Open :rolleyes:

there were some signs of her 2004 form in the first set though

Aug 18th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Gisela :D Close scoreline though for a match with a injured player...

Anyway, finally a good tournament for Dulko! Seems that the Gisela - Kim match will happen afterall ;)

Aug 18th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Skirt was not amazing :confused: Top was cool... ;)
I tought exactly the same! The top was great! I like this color, and the design was cool too!

I just saw the end of the match but I was very impressed by Gisela! :)

Aug 18th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Looks like either Kim or Justine have the title now...:sad:

Aug 19th, 2005, 02:26 AM
Gisela :D

Aug 19th, 2005, 02:29 AM
Svetlana indeed was injured, but in the second set (at the end) she looked ok, so I don't think the injury made her lose the second set (maybe it affected the 1st set tie-break)

Aug 19th, 2005, 02:38 AM
Looks like either Kim or Justine have the title now...:sad:

That wasn't any different with Kuznetsova in the draw. She's hopeless this summer. At least last year was consistently making quarters before her improbable New York run.

Mauresmo could surprise Henin-Hardenne but no chance against Clijsters.

Aug 19th, 2005, 02:49 AM
congrats Gisela :worship:
hahaha another injured player,crap :o :mad:

Aug 19th, 2005, 02:51 AM
Very well done, Gisela!!

Keep It Up!!

Aug 19th, 2005, 04:00 AM
oh lana, how could you :(

Aug 19th, 2005, 06:20 AM
Sveta :sad:

Aug 19th, 2005, 06:29 AM
well done gisela

poor sveta:sad:

Aug 19th, 2005, 06:32 AM
Sveta :sad: Don't play NH! :fiery:

Dulko!! :D Welldone. :worship:

Aug 19th, 2005, 09:50 AM
Sveta :retard:

Aug 19th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Tournament director Stacey Allaster said despite the setbacks, she’s pleased top players like Clijsters (who gets a walk-over), Amelie Mauresmo and Justin Henin-Hardenne are still playing late in the tournament.

And she praised Kuznetsova’s gutsy effort in defeat.

"She was a fighter. When she came off the court (before returning for the second set) she was screaming in pain. The (WTA) Tour asked her if she wanted to continue, but she said yes,’’ Allaster said.

Down 5-4 in the first set but serving at 30-love, Kuznetsova, ranked No. 4 in the world and the reigning U.S. Open champion, "felt a pull’’ in her back. She played two more points but could barely move.

"I cannot turn my body to the side. I cannot push myself for the serve,’’ she said.

Doubled over and wincing, she took an injury time out and received a massage from a WTA trainer.

The Russian told reporters after the match that at the end of the first set she left the court and went to the locker room where she lay down on the floor.

Aug 19th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Goldenlox do you know if she's playing the next round?

Aug 19th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Sorry I mean next tournament (New Haven)

Aug 19th, 2005, 05:49 PM
I know Sveta has never withdrawn from any tournament.
But I haven't read what the doctors said after examining Sveta.