Flavia & Gisela On Cruise Control
Published October 24, 2010 12:00
MOSCOW, Russia - Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won't just be the top seeds at the WTA Championships - Doha 2010 next week, they will also be the most in-form team, after winning their sixth title of the year in Moscow.
Seeded No.1 at the Kremlin Cup, Dulko and Pennetta eased into the final without losing a set, then defeated No.3 seeds Sara Errani and María José Martínez Sánchez in a match tie-break victory, 63 26 106, splitting sets then breaking away from 6-all in the breaker for the Premier-level victory.
"We're friends with Sara and María José. So we knew how to play against each other," Pennetta said. "It wasn't easy to surprise them, that's for sure, but we played a good match. We'll have a few days to relax and enjoy the win, then we'll practice in Doha and be ready for our first match next Saturday."
"It's a great feeling," Dulko said. "We've had a great year and just really enjoyed playing with each other. We feel ready to go to Doha and fight for the title."
Dulko and Pennetta added a sixth doubles title to their season haul, which already included wins in Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, Bastad and Montréal. With the exception of Bastad, all of those are Premier-level tournaments.
Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva and Victoria Azarenka are the singles field, with Li Na and Shahar Peer as alternates.