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Dulko & Pennetta Add To Title Haul

Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won their fourth title of the year as a duo, while Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin won their first ever.

Published July 11, 2010 12:00

Dulko & Pennetta Add To Title Haul
Flavia Pennetta, Gisela Dulko

In this week's doubles finals on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, No.1 seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta topped No.2 seeds Renata Voracova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in Bastad, while No.2 seeds Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin defeated No.1 seeds Sorana Cirstea and Anabel Medina Garrigues in Budapest.

Dulko and Pennetta's 76(0) 60 victory on Saturday at the Collector Swedish Open Women gave them their fourth title of 2010 together, the most by a duo so far this year. They now have seven Tour titles in their careers together, including Bastad last year as well.

"In the beginning we were a little nervous, but we fought hard and in the tie-break we played really well," said Pennetta, who now has 10 Tour doubles titles to her name. "The second set was perfect."

Interestingly enough, Dulko beat Pennetta the previous day in a singles semifinal before falling to Aravane Rezai in Saturday's final.

"It was nice to finish the day like this," said Dulko, who now has 13 Tour doubles titles to her name. "It was tough to come back on court after losing the singles, but Flavia makes it easier for me."

As for Bacsinszky and Garbin, their 63 63 win on Sunday at the GDF SUEZ Grand Prix gave them their first Tour title together, with their previous best result having been a runner-up showing in Barcelona earlier this year.

This was Bacsinszky's first Tour doubles title and Garbin's ninth, but her first since Canberra in 2005. She also won Budapest in 2001 with Janette Husarova.

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