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No Experience Necessary

The title-winning teams in Bogotá and Memphis last week were both playing together for the first time on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

Published February 22, 2010 12:00

No Experience Necessary
Vania King, Michaella Krajicek

Gisela Dulko and Edina Gallovits and Vania King and Michaella Krajicek had not paired up on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour prior to last week, but it did not show, as not only did both duos win titles, but they did so without the loss of a set all week.

Second-seeded Dulko and Gallovits secured their title Sunday at the XVIII Copa BBVA Colsanitas in Bogotá, topping unseeded Olga Savchuk and Anastasiya Yakimova, 62 76(6). Dulko - who was a runner-up in Bogotá last year alongside Flavia Pennetta - now has nine Tour doubles titles alongside seven partners, including Bogotá in 2006. This was Gallovits' first Tour title of any kind. Savchuk and Yakimova's run to the final included a semifinal rout of top-seeded Czechs Vladimira Uhlirova and Renata Voracova.

As for King and Krajicek, the No.3 seeds took the title at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis on Saturday with a 75 62 defeat of unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy. King now has nine Tour doubles titles alongside seven partners. Krajicek - who was a runner-up in Memphis last year alongside Yuliana Fedak - has four alongside three partners.

Also last week, Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez captured the Premier title in Dubai.

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