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Gallery: Gisela Dulko... The On-Court Highs

She was a giant-killer in singles and a giant in doubles - take a walk down memory lane...

Published November 21, 2012 12:00

After a very strong junior career, Gisela Dulko made a smooth transition to the WTA ranks, as a teenager no less.
After a very strong junior career, Gisela Dulko made a smooth transition to the WTA ranks, as a teenager no less.
Gisela Dulko had an all-court game that included all spins, angles and directions, as well as a very cool demeanor.
Gisela Dulko had an all-court game that included all spins, angles and directions, as well as a very cool demeanor.
Gisela Dulko was a teen when she got her first Top 10 wins - Ai Sugiyama, Sveta Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva.
Gisela Dulko was a teen when she got her first Top 10 wins - Ai Sugiyama, Sveta Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva.
Those would be a sign of things to come - she would end up with nine Top 10 wins in a very successful singles career.
Those would be a sign of things to come - she would end up with nine Top 10 wins in a very successful singles career.
Meanwhile, Gisela Dulko was thriving on the doubles court, particularly with her very good friend, Flavia Pennetta.
Meanwhile, Gisela Dulko was thriving on the doubles court, particularly with her very good friend, Flavia Pennetta.
Gisela Dulko's big wins weren't restricted to then-Top 10 players, as evidenced by her big moment at SW19 in 2009.
Gisela Dulko's big wins weren't restricted to then-Top 10 players, as evidenced by her big moment at SW19 in 2009.
Gisela Dulko took out Maria Sharapova in the second round, outfoxing the former Wimbledon champion on Centre Court.
Gisela Dulko took out Maria Sharapova in the second round, outfoxing the former Wimbledon champion on Centre Court.
Gisela Dulko had a slew of wins over former No.1s, not just Maria Sharapova but also Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.
Gisela Dulko had a slew of wins over former No.1s, not just Maria Sharapova but also Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.
But overall her singles may have been overshadowed by her doubles success with the aforementioned Flavia Pennetta.
But overall her singles may have been overshadowed by her doubles success with the aforementioned Flavia Pennetta.
Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won 11 WTA doubles titles together, including the WTA Championships in Doha in 2010.
Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won 11 WTA doubles titles together, including the WTA Championships in Doha in 2010.
They also won their first Grand Slam title together at the Australian Open in 2011, coming from 62 41 down in the final.
They also won their first Grand Slam title together at the Australian Open in 2011, coming from 62 41 down in the final.
Gisela Dulko had already risen to No.1 in the world in doubles in November, and Flavia Pennetta would soon join her.
Gisela Dulko had already risen to No.1 in the world in doubles in November, and Flavia Pennetta would soon join her.
Gisela Dulko captured the last of her four WTA singles titles on the red clay courts of Acapulco, Mexico in 2011.
Gisela Dulko captured the last of her four WTA singles titles on the red clay courts of Acapulco, Mexico in 2011.
Gisela Dulko's four WTA singles titles came at Budapest and Forest Hills in 2007, Fes in 2008 and Acapulco in 2011.
Gisela Dulko's four WTA singles titles came at Budapest and Forest Hills in 2007, Fes in 2008 and Acapulco in 2011.
Gisela Dulko also reached the second week of Grand Slams three times, the last one coming at the French Open in 2011.
Gisela Dulko also reached the second week of Grand Slams three times, the last one coming at the French Open in 2011.
The 2011 French Open was also where Gisela Dulko scored the last of her nine Top 10 wins against Samantha Stosur.
The 2011 French Open was also where Gisela Dulko scored the last of her nine Top 10 wins against Samantha Stosur.
Gisela Dulko made her first Grand Slam mixed doubles final in 2011, at the US Open with Eduardo Schwank.
Gisela Dulko made her first Grand Slam mixed doubles final in 2011, at the US Open with Eduardo Schwank.
Gisela Dulko partnered with resurgent fellow Argentine Paola Suarez on the doubles circuit throughout the 2012 season.
Gisela Dulko partnered with resurgent fellow Argentine Paola Suarez on the doubles circuit throughout the 2012 season.
The Argentine pair did not win any titles together but went deep at a slew of tournaments and competed at the Olympics.
The Argentine pair did not win any titles together but went deep at a slew of tournaments and competed at the Olympics.
Gisela Dulko's on-court accomplishments were plenty - check wtatennis.com tomorrow for some off court...
Gisela Dulko's on-court accomplishments were plenty - check wtatennis.com tomorrow for some off court...
  • After a very strong junior career, Gisela Dulko made a smooth transition to the WTA ranks, as a teenager no less.
  • Gisela Dulko had an all-court game that included all spins, angles and directions, as well as a very cool demeanor.
  • Gisela Dulko was a teen when she got her first Top 10 wins - Ai Sugiyama, Sveta Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva.
  • Those would be a sign of things to come - she would end up with nine Top 10 wins in a very successful singles career.
  • Meanwhile, Gisela Dulko was thriving on the doubles court, particularly with her very good friend, Flavia Pennetta.
  • Gisela Dulko's big wins weren't restricted to then-Top 10 players, as evidenced by her big moment at SW19 in 2009.
  • Gisela Dulko took out Maria Sharapova in the second round, outfoxing the former Wimbledon champion on Centre Court.
  • Gisela Dulko had a slew of wins over former No.1s, not just Maria Sharapova but also Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.
  • But overall her singles may have been overshadowed by her doubles success with the aforementioned Flavia Pennetta.
  • Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won 11 WTA doubles titles together, including the WTA Championships in Doha in 2010.
  • They also won their first Grand Slam title together at the Australian Open in 2011, coming from 62 41 down in the final.
  • Gisela Dulko had already risen to No.1 in the world in doubles in November, and Flavia Pennetta would soon join her.
  • Gisela Dulko captured the last of her four WTA singles titles on the red clay courts of Acapulco, Mexico in 2011.
  • Gisela Dulko's four WTA singles titles came at Budapest and Forest Hills in 2007, Fes in 2008 and Acapulco in 2011.
  • Gisela Dulko also reached the second week of Grand Slams three times, the last one coming at the French Open in 2011.
  • The 2011 French Open was also where Gisela Dulko scored the last of her nine Top 10 wins against Samantha Stosur.
  • Gisela Dulko made her first Grand Slam mixed doubles final in 2011, at the US Open with Eduardo Schwank.
  • Gisela Dulko partnered with resurgent fellow Argentine Paola Suarez on the doubles circuit throughout the 2012 season.
  • The Argentine pair did not win any titles together but went deep at a slew of tournaments and competed at the Olympics.
  • Gisela Dulko's on-court accomplishments were plenty - check wtatennis.com tomorrow for some off court...
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