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Eugenia
Jan 2nd, 2009, 12:04 PM
J B • GROUP Classic

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5442/hkfs3.jpg Hong Kong, January 7th – 10th, 2009


Teams

Team Americas

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Venus Williams (USA) / Gisela Dulko (ARG) / Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

Team Europe

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Jelena Jankovic (SRB) / Agnes Szavay (HUN) / Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR)

Team Russia

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Vera Zvonareva (RUS) / Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) / Alexandra Panova (RUS)

Team Asia Pacific

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Zheng Jie (CHN) / Sania Mirza (IND) / Zhang Ling (HKG)


Official Website: http://www.jbgroupclassic.com

Eugenia
Jan 2nd, 2009, 12:06 PM
Tournament Draw

(1)Team Russia vs. Team Asia Pacific
Team Americas vs. (2)Team Europe


Schedule

Wednesday January 7th - Semi Finals (from 6:00pm)
Opening Ceremony (All Players Present)
Followed by: Team Russia #1 Anna Chakvetadze vs. Team Asia-Pacific #1 Zheng Jie
Followed by: Team Americas - Venus Williams & Coco Vandeweghe vs. Team Europe - Jelena Jankovic & Michelle Larcher De Brito
Followed by: Team Russia #2 Vera Zvonareva vs. Team Asia-Pacific #2 Sania Mirza

Thursday January 8th - Semi Finals (from 6:30pm)
Team Americas #1 Venus Williams vs. Team Europe #1 Jelena Jankovic
Followed by: Team Russia - Vera Zvonareva & Alexandra Panova vs. Team Asia Pacific - Zheng Jie & Zhang Ling
Followed by: Team Americas #2 Gisela Dulko vs. Team Europe #2 Agnes Szavay

Friday January 9th - Finals (1st Stage)
J B Silver Group Doubles Final
Team Asia Pacific - Zheng Jie & Sania Mirza vs. Team Europe - Jelena Jankovic & Michelle Larcher de Brito
Followed by: J B Gold Group Singles Final
Team Americas #1 Venus Williams vs. Team Russia #2 Anna Chakvetadze
Followed by: J B Gold Group Singles Final
Team Russia #1 Vera Zvonareva vs. Team Americas #2 Gisela Dulko
Followed by: J B Silver Group Singles Final
Team Europe #2 Agnes Szavay vs. Team Asia Pacific #2 Sania Mirza

Saturday January 10th - Finals (from 11:00am)
J B Silver Group Singles Final: Team Europe #1 Jelena Jankovic vs. Team Asia Pacific #1 Zheng Jie
J B Gold Group Singles Final: Team Russia #2 Anna Chakvetadze vs. Team Americas #2 Gisela Dulko (from 2:00pm)
Followed by: J B Gold Group Singles Final: Team Americas #1 Venus Williams vs Team Russia #1 Vera Zvonareva
Followed by: J B Gold Group Doubles Final: Team Americas – Venus Williams & Coco Vandeweghe vs. Team Russia – Anna Chakvetadze & Alexandra Panova

LegionArgentina
Jan 2nd, 2009, 12:15 PM
Probably will will have a livestream to watch :bounce:
AmErIcA UnIdA AlCa TenNis :bounce:

Yo _Amo_ A_ Gise
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
Aca encontre un live stream!

ayer pude ver la copa hopman, pero seguramente les va a pedir algun programa que tendran que bajar. los links se activan a la hora en que empieza el partido creo...

Espero que funcione para cuando tenga que jugar gise!
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?&competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis&allowedDays=2,3,4,5,6

Tambien hay para brisbane y auckland!

dulkogii
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
Buenisimo gracias!

IanRadi
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
- Dulko vs. Szavay 4-3* :) (Gisela's playing really well right now. :eek:)
- Dulko vs. Szavay 6-4 *0-0 (Gisela's forehand is amazing. The whole crowd starts cheering on her as she hit an incredible forehand DTL after a long rally and takes the 1st set)

lucho_coria
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Dulko 6-4 5-5 Szavay
Camn Gise , hold your serve

lucho_coria
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Livestream stopped.
Gisela 6-4 6-7(8) 4-2*

IanRadi
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Gisela Dulko (ARG) def. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 :bigclap:

Gisela estuvo espectacular con su drive. Ejecutó unos cuantos winners que te dejaban con la boca abierta. Insisto en que debe haber subido unos kilitos porque está re linda. Le pega más fuerte a la pelota, está siendo más inteligente y también está más rápida. Ojalá que pueda mantener este nivel porque por como la vi hoy, sin lugar a dudas puede ganar varios partidos en el Australian Open si el cuadro la acompaña. Y sino, puede brindar un buen espectáculo (siempre y cuando juegue al nivel que lo hizo hoy). :yeah:

PD: Me encanta como le queda la ropa que tenía hoy, también. Tenía una remera mangas largas blanca y una pollerita naranja que le quedaba :drool:

lucho_coria
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Gisela won 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3!!
Exellent result gise!! good luck in the final!

Eugenia
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Gisela :banana: Great match :inlove:

I loved to see her reaction when she won :hearts: And she played good tennis too :bounce:

Some screencaps of the match:

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Looking forward to getting better pictures :drool:

Team Americas is in the final!!! :yippee:

IanRadi
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Gisela :banana: Great match :inlove:

I loved to see her reaction when she won :hearts: And she played good tennis too :bounce:

Some screencaps of the match:

Looking forward to getting better pictures :drool:

Team Americas is in the final!!! :yippee:

My livestream died in the 3rd set. What was her reaction? Do you have any pics? :angel: And btw what livestream did you use? :)

Eugenia
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:47 PM
My livestream died in the 3rd set. What was her reaction? Do you have any pics? :angel: And btw what livestream did you use? :)

She just raised her arms and had a big smile upon her face :hearts: Then she pumped her fist :yeah: After that, she started signing a lot of autographs, and when she finished she had a pen in her hand and she was like asking who the owner was, but nobody claimed it! :lol: And when she was leaving the court they play the song 'Simply The Best' and Gise raised her arms and did a little dancing :dance: I had a screencap but it was very shaky :p

I was using this livestream: http://www.atdhe.net/live-tv-2095.html
It wasn't working great but I was able to catch the end :cool:

Tomorrow Gise plays against Vera Zvonareva. Tough match but you can do it Gi! :kiss:

kcfatts
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:51 PM
YEA! :D :yeah: Good way to start the new year. Hopefully I can catch some of tomorrow's match via one of the livestream links...:) Keep playing well, Gise!!

eduardo1960
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Puse en otro topic como salió gisela, ni lo respondan!

Great victory for Gisela! It's a good way to start the year, defeating Szavay

Hope she could find regularity on her tennis

Eugenia
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Gisela Dulko (ARG) 6-4 0-6 6-3

Gise :awww: Awesome fight against a Top 10 and one of the best players of 2008. And the bagel of the second set was delightful :drool:

Too bad I couldn't watch the match as the livestream wasn't working. :mad:

Team Americas is now tied 1-1 with Team Russia.

IanRadi
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Gisela is going to play in Hobart next week. So Euge do you mind changing the thread's title so that we can use this one for all Gisela's tournaments/matches in Australia? :)

Moorilla Hobart International 2009 - Main Draw
(1) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Shahar Peer (ISR)
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) v Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
Q v Tathiana Garbin (ITA)
Q v (6) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)

(4) Zheng Jie (CHN) v Marina Erakovic (NZL)
Q v Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Mara Santangelo (ITA) v Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Iveta Benesova (CZE) v (8) Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

(7) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) v Monica Niculescu (ROU)
(WC) Sally Peers (AUS) v Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v (WC) Olivia Rogowska (AUS)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) v (3) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)

(5) Agnes Szavay (HUN) v Anne Keothavong (GBR)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v Q
(WC) Jessica Moore (AUS) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v (2) Patty Schnyder (SUI)

If Gise and Zheng both win their first round matches, 2005 final could be repeated. :drool: If she plays like she did against Szavay in Hong Kong, she could've a shot here. :)

Hope she'll play doubles as well though none of her usual partners are here (Makiri, MEC, etc) :bounce:

lucho_coria
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Gisela Dulko (Americas) def Anna Chakvetadze (Russian) 3-6 6-4 6-4 :woohoo::aparty::aparty:

Gisela played like a top 10 player , specially in the second and third set. Her forehand and her serve are perfect :drool:
In this level Gisela cant be 51 in the world.
Stats :
Aces : 4
Winners : 22
Unforced errors : 14

She won fantastic points in the last game when she served for the match:hearts:
I am really motivated with this new version of dulko , i know this is an exho but she is really playing very well :bounce:

In hobart she will play doubles with Pennetta :)
Good luck Gise :cool:

Eugenia
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Gise :bigclap: Great win :bounce:

I hope she can keep playing so well in Australia :yeah:

And Team Americas won the tournament! :banana: Well done girls :kiss:

Gisela is going to play in Hobart next week. So Euge do you mind changing the thread's title so that we can use this one for all Gisela's tournaments/matches in Australia? :)

I'll change it, don't worry ;)

IanRadi
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Gisela Dulko (Americas) def Anna Chakvetadze (Russian) 3-6 6-4 6-4 :woohoo::aparty::aparty:

Gisela played like a top 10 player , specially in the second and third set. Her forehand and her serve are perfect :drool:
In this level Gisela cant be 51 in the world.
Stats :
Aces : 4
Winners : 22
Unforced errors : 14

She won fantastic points in the last game when she served for the match:hearts:
I am really motivated with this new version of dulko , i know this is an exho but she is really playing very well :bounce:

In hobart she will play doubles with Pennetta :)
Good luck Gise :cool:

Two great news for me! :D Gisela played amazing and she's playing doubles with Flavia. :drool: :bounce:

Eugenia
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Doubles Draw

(1)Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Keothavong/Santangelo (GBR/ITA)
Dzehalevich/Poutchek (BLR) vs. (WC)Moore/Rogowska (AUS)

(4)Mirza/Schiavone (IND/ITA) vs. Dekmeijere/Senoglu (LAT/TUR)
Camerin/Dominguez Lino (ITA/ESP) vs. Gallovits/Parra Santonja (ROU/ESP)

Uberoi/Woehr (IND/GER) vs. Grandin/Spears (RSA/USA)
Dulko/Pennetta (ARG/ITA) vs. (3)Szavay/Vesnina (HUN/RUS)

Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs. Kudryavtseva/Tanasugarn (RUS/THA)
Borwell/Nagle (GBR/USA) vs. (2)Erakovic/Niculescu (NZL/ROU)

IanRadi
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Tough first round, huh? Good luck girls. :yeah:

eduardo1960
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:21 PM
WTA HOBART

1º round --Gisela vs Qualy
2º round -- vs. (4) J.Zheng (CHN) o M.Erakovic (NZL)

Eugenia
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009

Court 1 (from 10.30hrs)
Pavlyuchenkova vs. Rogowska
Zheng vs. Erakovic
Szavay vs. Keothavong
Voegele vs. Dulko
S.Uberoi/Woehr vs. Grandin/Spears

Vamos Gise!!! :bounce: :bounce:

lucho_coria
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Gisela Dulko (ARG) def Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-2 6-3

Perfect Gise :drool:
4 aces , and 2 when she served for the match in the last game :worship:

Next : Zheng , who won in 3 sets against Erakovic :p

Good luck Gise tomorrow in singles and doubles :bounce:

Eugenia
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Well done Gise :bounce: First "official" win of 2009 :yeah:

Zheng will be hard but let's hope for a revenge of Hobart 2005 final! :angel: :devil:

kcfatts
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Yea! :clap2: Nice match and good win for Gise. Keep it going!! :yeah:

COSAT
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:22 PM
nice win against Vogele :yeah:
good luck next round and in doubles with flavia :inlove:

Milito22
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
vamos!

Eugenia
Jan 12th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
Zheng vs. Dulko
A.Bondarenko vs. Kvitova
Pennetta vs. Rybarikova
Govortsova vs. Pironkova (NB 19.00hrs)
Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs. Keothavong/Santangelo

Court 8 (from 11.00hrs)
Camerin/Domínguez Lino vs. Gallovits/Parra Santonja
Keothavong vs. Razzano
Dulko/Pennetta vs. Szavay/Vesnina (NB 15.00hrs)

Vamos Gise! :clap2: :clap2:

Natash.
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Doing great against Zheng! Won the first set 6-3 :hearts:

eduardo1960
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:32 AM
gano gisela

Gisela has won

6-3 6-3

Good socks GISELA!!

lucho_coria
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Exellent!!!
now she has a good chance for reach semis , against santangelo or Benesova!

Good luck!

eduardo1960
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Tough match 'd be against Mara

kcfatts
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:00 AM
:bigclap: Another good singles win :D: Keep it going!!! :yeah:

Nederlander RUS
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:06 AM
such a good win Gise :banana:

lucho_coria
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Dulko/Pennetta def Szavay/Vesnina 0-5 ret :shrug:

:lol:

Eugenia
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Nice win Gise! :bigclap: Her confidence seems to keep growing :yeah:

Now, about the doubles match... they had such a good luck to reach quarterfinals! :lol:

diegocatus
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:53 PM
bien gise, ayer segui parte de su partido contra zheng por el livescore, me alegra que arranque bien el año, en principio se la nota mas solida, ojala mantenga su nivel...mucha suerte en los cuartos de final contra iveta benesova.....

diego

COSAT
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:43 PM
the win against zheng is a really nice win :eek: :yeah: it seems that she is in good form and is showing that her current ranking is false- lets hope she could reach the semis of this tournament..

what the hell happen to vesnina/szavay :hug: what a way to win a match :tape: better luck in QF..

did she changed her coach alejandro? is there any livestream to watch the matches on the net?
thanks :wavey:

Nederlander RUS
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:41 PM
way to go! GL in quarters!! :banana:

Eugenia
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
Rybarikova vs. Czink
Dulko vs. Benesova
Razzano vs. Pironkova
Kvitova vs. Pavlyuchenkova (NB 19.00hrs)
Mirza/Schiavone vs. Gallovits/Parra Santonja

Court 1 (NB 12.00hrs)
Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs. Dzehalevich/Poutchek
Grandin/Spears vs. Dulko/Pennetta (NB 14.30hrs)

Vamos Gise :yippee: :yippee:

lucho_coria
Jan 14th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Iveta Benesova (CZE) def Gisela Dulko (ARG) 6-4 6-4 :sad:

Dulko/Pennetta def Grandin/Spears 6-3 7-5 :hearts:

Good luck in the semis against Benesova/Strycova :)

Eugenia
Jan 14th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Gise :awww: Good week anyway :hug:

Nice win in doubles with Flavia! :yeah: Keep going girls :bounce:

kcfatts
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Very solid week in singles :yeah: Hopefully this week and last week's matches got Gise ready for a deep run at AO.

Keep it up and good luck in doubles the rest of the week! :)

COSAT
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:44 PM
good week gisela :hug:
finally she is doing well in doubles once again! first semis in doubles since?
go gise and flavia :rocker2:

IanRadi
Jan 14th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Glad to know that she's reached the QFs in singles and she's actually in SFs in doubles. Love the Dulketta team. :)

good week gisela :hug:
finally she is doing well in doubles once again! first semis in doubles since?
go gise and flavia :rocker2:

Since Stuttgart 2007 :eek:

Eugenia
Jan 14th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
Rybarikova vs. Benesova
Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs. Gallovits/Parra Santonja
Kvitova vs. Razzano (NB 19.00hrs)
Dulko/Pennetta vs. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova

Go Gise and Flavia! :rocker2: :rocker2:

diegocatus
Jan 15th, 2009, 04:41 PM
great news.......:) dulko/pennetta def. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova 4-6,6-4,10-7
with that victory gise and flavia advance to the doubles final match, where they will play against A. Bondarenko/K. Bondarenjo (1º, UKR)...

bye
diego

Eugenia
Jan 15th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Well done Gise and Flavia! :bigclap: First final since Stanford 2006 for Gise :yeah:

Best of luck against the Bondarenko sisters! :bounce:

Juarito
Jan 16th, 2009, 01:49 AM
AO draw has been made and Gise debuts against Anastasiya Yakimova but if wins, next is Serena! :scared:

Main Draw singles (bottom side)

(28) Francesca Schiavone ITA vs Peng Shuai CHN
Qualifier vs Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP
Anastasiya Yakimova RUS vs Gisela Dulko ARG
(2) Serena Williams USA vs (WC) Yuan Meng CHN

Milito22
Jan 16th, 2009, 02:48 AM
vamos Gisela:hug:

Eugenia
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Doubles - Final
Dulko/Pennetta (ARG/ITA) d. (1)Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) 6-2 7-6(4)

Congratulations Gise and Flavia! :woohoo: :woohoo:
Amazing win! :bigclap: 7th doubles title for Gise :hearts: :worship:

Hope it gives her a lot of confidence for the Aussie Open :kiss: Vamos Gise! :bounce:

kcfatts
Jan 16th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Yea!! :D Congrats and well done ladies. :bigclap: Very nice way to start the year. Overall, a very nice week for Gise. Keep it going for AO! :yeah:

JOCHEBEL
Jan 16th, 2009, 10:07 PM
muy buen inicio de temporada giselita! primero ganadole a la china, que siempre complica, Jie Zheng por un contundente 6-3 6-3 y bueno alcanzando los cuartos de final ...cayendo con la finalista...y despues la furtillita del postre ...ganando en el cuadro de dobles con Flavia Pennetta venciendo a unas especialistas y campeonas defensoras del Australian Open: las hermanas Bondarenko!
Bien Gise!

SE SORTEO EL CUADRO!!!

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:

R1: Gisela Dulko ARG vs Anastasiya Yakimova BLR

Partido accesible...las quiero a las dos pero mi corazoncito esta con Gise obvio! Gisela puede ganar si no se desconcentra...Yaki es irregular pero peligrosa viene de acceder al main draw de Sydney como LL perdiendo en 3 sets con Medina-Garrigues...pero termino el 2OO8 ganando un titulo ITF...asi que confianza tiene...

si Gise gana podria darse un acontecimiento unico, irrepetible y muuuuuy copado...enfrentarse a la hermanita de Venus....Serena Williams...si èsta gana no? jeje....le tengo mi fe a gise! empezo muy bien!

COSAT
Jan 17th, 2009, 03:20 PM
me gusta la primera ronda pero nunca te podes confiar con gisela!
espero que este año no tenga tantos altibajos y regrese a donde pertenece!
serena en segunda :lick:

JOCHEBEL
Jan 17th, 2009, 10:31 PM
me gusta la primera ronda pero nunca te podes confiar con gisela!
espero que este año no tenga tantos altibajos y regrese a donde pertenece!
serena en segunda :lick:

:bounce: si! quiero ver ese partido! Gisela vs Serena puede ser interesante no? :drool:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Good luck against Yakimova Gise!

lucho_coria
Jan 18th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Tatiana Poutchek BLR (15)/Anastasia Rodionova AUS (15) v Marta Domachowska POL /Yanina Wickmayer BEL
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER /Patty Schnyder SUI v Kristina Barrois GER /Tathiana Garbin ITA
Marina Erakovic NZL/Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO v Lucie Safarova CZE/Galina Voskoboeva KAZ
Gisela Dulko ARG/Roberta Vinci ITA v Alona Bondarenko UKR (4)/Kateryna Bondarenko UKR (4)

Good luck Gise !!!!!

Milito22
Jan 18th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Buena suerte Gisela!!!!:rocker:

COSAT
Jan 18th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Gisela Dulko ARG/Roberta Vinci ITA v Alona Bondarenko UKR (4)/Kateryna Bondarenko UKR (4)

it seems that she gets on well with italian girls (mec,flavia,tax,roby..)
good luck girls :bounce:

IanRadi
Jan 18th, 2009, 10:28 PM
She's facing the Bondarenko sisters again. :o And they are the defending champs. :unsure:

Eugenia
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Court 19 (11:00 Start)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Wayne Odesnik (USA) vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) vs. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)[30] vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Florent Serra (FRA) vs. Roko Karanusic (CRO)

Vamos Gise! :bounce: :bounce:

lucho_coria
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Gisela Dulko (ARG) def Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) 6-3 5-7 6-3 :)

Well wasnt the best win for gise but a win is a win , She was down 0-2 in the third set and served 3-2 0-40 in the third , but she won that game saving 5 BP :kiss:

Next is Serena , in one court with TV :)

JOCHEBEL
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Soy taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan feliz! Gisela Dulko pudo ganar en Australia de nuevo...el año pasado me habia quedado muy triste por la temprana y contundente caida ante Wozniacki (6/1 6/1) y hace unas horas Gise remonto un partido complicado ante Yakimova...nose como se habra sentido con el clima, si sus golpes funcionaron o estaba muy nerviosa pero pense que se le escapaba...como dijo "Gigi_dulko" estuvo O-2! y remonto, la peleo y gano! para instalarse en 2da ronda...la unica sudamericana eh! jeje. Por ahora viene llevando un buen 2OO9...muy buenos resultados en Hong Kong, Cuartos en Hobart y paso a la 2da del Australian Open ...la prueba de fuego sera el miercoles cuando se enfrente a una tal Serena Williams! jeje...por supuesto que sera dificilisisisimo pero la esperanza nunca se pierde y aunque sea la TV la transmitira...buena suerte DULKO! (L)

Eugenia
Jan 20th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Well done Gise :bounce: It's important to win matches in Grand Slams, specially when the weather was as hot as it was today. :yeah:

I can't wait to see her playing against Serena! :yippee:

Medina
Jan 20th, 2009, 01:15 PM
she won in 3.. i watched the 2nd set. Dont think this Yakimova girl isnt good. she really grinds her opponent. Like honestly she does go for the shot. But doesnt miss. Its amazing good match

Glad Gisela went through though :)

kcfatts
Jan 20th, 2009, 04:02 PM
A win is a win :yeah: Good luck next round! :D

Eugenia
Jan 20th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Court 11 (11:00 Start)
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Jill Craybas(USA)/Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska(POL)/ Urszula Radwanska(POL)
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Gisela Dulko(ARG)/Roberta Vinci(ITA) vs. Alona Bondarenko(UKR)[4]/Kateryna Bondarenko(UKR)[4]
Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Bruno Soares(BRA)[7]/Kevin Ullyett(ZIM)[7] vs. Julien Benneteau(FRA)/Florent Serra(FRA)
Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Agustin Calleri(ARG)/Eduardo Schwank(ARG) vs. Stephen Huss(AUS)/Ross Hutchins(GBR)

Go Gise & Roberta! :clap2: :clap2:

Natash.
Jan 21st, 2009, 12:09 AM
Great work, Gisela! :)

lucho_coria
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:52 AM
Gisela Dulko ARG/Roberta Vinci ITA def Alona Bondarenko UKR (4)/Kateryna Bondarenko UKR (4) 6-2 7-5

Well done girls :bounce:

Second consecutive win of gise against bondarenko sisters in doubles :drool:

lucho_coria
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:56 AM
Hisense Arena

11:00 Start

Women's Singles - 2nd Round
Iveta Benesova(CZE) vs. Elena Dementieva(RUS)[4]
Women's Singles - 2nd Round
Gisela Dulko(ARG) vs. Serena Williams(USA)[2]
Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Gael Monfils(FRA)[12] vs. Stefan Koubek(AUT)
Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Ivan Ljubicic(CRO) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[5]


Good luck Gise , enjoy the match please :bounce:

JOCHEBEL
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:26 AM
Gisela Dulko ARG/Roberta Vinci ITA def Alona Bondarenko UKR (4)/Kateryna Bondarenko UKR (4) 6-2 7-5

Well done girls :bounce:

Second consecutive win of gise against bondarenko sisters in doubles :drool:

:bounce: muuuy bien Dulko y Vinci...que buenos resultados que viene teniendo Gisela en dobles porque las hermanas Bondarenko eran las campeonas defensoras en Australia!! asi que la victoria es mas admirable todavia...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

DOBLES

R1: Gisela Dulko ARG/Roberta Vinci ITA a Alona Bondarenko UKR/Kateryna Bondarenko UKR(4) 6/2 7/5

R2: Marina Erakovic NZL/Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO o Lucie Safarova CZE/Galina Voskoboeva KAZ :lick:

Eugenia
Jan 21st, 2009, 01:08 PM
Nice win Gise and Roberta :rocker2: I hope they can keep winning matches together! :yeah:

kcfatts
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:53 PM
Another good doubles victory against tough opponents! :bigclap: Keep up the good work! :yeah:

kcfatts
Jan 21st, 2009, 03:01 PM
Gise plays in the second match of the day at Hisense Arena against Serena. While it is not Rod Laver Arena, it is the second biggest at AO. Any info on if TV will cover live, or just highlights later in the day? It looks like they are playing the same time as Nadal...

Tripp
Jan 21st, 2009, 03:29 PM
Gise plays in the second match of the day at Hisense Arena against Serena. While it is not Rod Laver Arena, it is the second biggest at AO. Any info on if TV will cover live, or just highlights later in the day? It looks like they are playing the same time as Nadal...

Channelsurfing had live streaming for all televised courts yesterday, I assume it will be the same way today.

Dudo que Gise siquiera le gane un set a Serena, pero bueno, personalmente me alcanza con que no sea un 6-0 6-1, o algo así.

COSAT
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:54 PM
another great win in doubles :bounce:
tripp espn+ will show the match of gisela!

kcfatts
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks Tripp and argentianstar. Good luck Gise!:D

felipemiami
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:17 AM
gisela is playing great against serena!!

lucho_coria
Jan 22nd, 2009, 04:13 AM
Serena Williams (USA) def Gisela Dulko (ARG) 6-3 7-5

:sad::sad: She had a lot of set points at *5-3 in the second (5 or 6) :sad:

Well Gise please be focused for the doubles tomorrow , you played a great match :)

Her Forehand :drool:

sticks
Jan 22nd, 2009, 09:53 AM
BBC Sports news disrespected Gisela by say Serena made hard work of the match, suggesting Gisela is a poor opponent.Shame on you BBC!

Eugenia
Jan 22nd, 2009, 12:43 PM
Gise :sobbing: If only she would have converted those set points :awww:

But it was a really entertaining match :bounce: She showed a lot of improvement in her first serve and her forehand was on fire :eek: :worship:

Now best of luck in doubles with Roby! :yeah:

diegocatus
Jan 22nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
ayer vi todo el partido completo de gise, me quede casi hasta las 2 de la mañana y realmente tengo que decir que valió la pena....gise jugó un partidazo ante serena, realmente mereció estirar el partido a un tercer set, pero por una mezcla de mala suerte y de pequeños errores no pudo...igualmente no podemos dejar de destacar la gran evolucion que mostró gise en su juego..realmente me sorprendió y si tiene la suerte de mantener este juego le va a ir muy muy bien...
su primer servicio y su drive cruzado fueron dos armas perfectas para darle pelea a serena, quien por momentos se mostró muy molesta con el juego de gise...estaba con mucha bronca la williams...
asi que bueno ojala siga asi gise...mucha suerte en dobles...
saludos
diego

kcfatts
Jan 22nd, 2009, 02:36 PM
Another hard fought match that ended in a loss. :sad: Her play is really starting off the year much better than last year ended. Keep up the hard work and keep going in doubles. :yeah: :D

Eugenia
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:39 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Court 13 (11:00 Start)
Women's Doubles - 2nd Round
Iveta Benesova(CZE)/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova(CZE) vs. Agnes Szavay(HUN)/Elena Vesnina(RUS)
Not Before:12:00
Women's Doubles - 2nd Round
Nathalie Dechy(FRA)/Mara Santangelo(ITA) vs. Sorana Cirstea(ROU)[14]/Monica Niculescu(ROU)[14]
Women's Doubles - 2nd Round
Lucie Safarova(CZE)/Galina Voskoboeva(KAZ) vs. Gisela Dulko(ARG)/Roberta Vinci(ITA)
Mixed Doubles - 1st Round
Nathalie Dechy(FRA)/Andy Ram(ISR) vs. Rennae Stubbs(AUS)/Frantisek Cermak(CZE)

Go Gise and Roby! :rocker2: :rocker2:

kcfatts
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:03 PM
I was finally able to watch Gisela's match against Serena (I recorded it since I was not able to see it live). I was quite impressed with the second set. She did not win, but her first serves and ground strokes (forehand, in particular) were very nice. The pace of the shots and placement was better than I have seen from her in a while...

This could be the start of a big year for Gise! :yeah:

Good luck in doubles!! :D

JOCHEBEL
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:37 PM
ayer vi todo el partido completo de gise, me quede casi hasta las 2 de la mañana y realmente tengo que decir que valió la pena....gise jugó un partidazo ante serena, realmente mereció estirar el partido a un tercer set, pero por una mezcla de mala suerte y de pequeños errores no pudo...igualmente no podemos dejar de destacar la gran evolucion que mostró gise en su juego..realmente me sorprendió y si tiene la suerte de mantener este juego le va a ir muy muy bien...
su primer servicio y su drive cruzado fueron dos armas perfectas para darle pelea a serena, quien por momentos se mostró muy molesta con el juego de gise...estaba con mucha bronca la williams...
asi que bueno ojala siga asi gise...mucha suerte en dobles...
saludos
diego

:drool: estoy con vos Diego, la verdad que Gisela me hizo transpirar como nunca de los nervios...nunca me imagine que la iba a pelear tanto y que iba a dominar el partido de esa manera...porque digamos la verdad Serena iba de aca pàra alla con las derechas de Giselita...y fue tan bueno lo que hizo Gisela que termino con 29 winners la misma cantidad que Williams...la verdad que fue una lastima esos 6 set points que no pudo concretar cuando sacaba 5-3 y llegaron a disputar 13 deuces...hasta los comentaristas de ESPN+ quedaron sorprendidos por la performances de Dulko...espero que siga asi...y realmente, a pesar de la derrota estoy orgulloso de ella:kiss::worship:

IanRadi
Jan 23rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
I couldn't watch the match but it seems Gisela played really good. When I heard about the score I said to myself 'Hope Serena was winning 5-3 in the second and not Gisela' but unfortunately she did have some set points. It would've been awesome if she could've won a set. However, I'm glad to know that she's improved.

Good luck in doubles with Roberta! :yeah:

COSAT
Jan 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
they lost :mad:
not mixed doubles for her so australian open is finish

kcfatts
Jan 24th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Crap!!! :mad: Oh well.

Good luck next tournament :)

dulkogii
Jan 29th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Miren este video..! Lo qe dice Poly de Gi

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=767639&s=ten&type=story

JOCHEBEL
Jan 30th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Hoy Es El Cumple De Gisela Dulko Chicos!!!


Happy Birthday Dulko!!!! =)

IanRadi
Jan 30th, 2009, 04:55 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAAAAAY! :aparty:

dulkogii
Jan 30th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Happy Birthday Giselaa!!

dulkogii
Jan 30th, 2009, 05:43 PM
23?

lucho_coria
Jan 30th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Juarito
Jan 31st, 2009, 01:28 AM
24, she was born in 1985

Happy Birthday Gise! :aparty:

P_Fer
Feb 3rd, 2009, 11:08 PM
Happy belated Birthday Gisela! :) :kiss:

kcfatts
Feb 9th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Fed Cup results: Gise won both singles :D but lost the doubles match :( :

The last World Group first round tie saw the United States edging Argentina, 3-2. The tie was even after the singles rubbers, with Argentina's Gisela Dulko beating both Jill Craybas and Melanie Oudin but her countrywoman Betina Jozami falling to both Americans; Julie Ditty and Liezel Huber closed it out for the American squad, beating Dulko and Jozami in the deciding doubles rubber, 62 63.