Gisela Dulko, who--like so many other players--has had injury problems that have caused her ranking to go down, has been making a pretty good showing lately. Not the most mentally tough player on tour, Dulko nevertheless has talent, and her game is especially impressive because she is so small (as professional tennis players go). Today, she defeated Slovenia Open number 2 seed Sybille Bammer, 7-6, 1-6, 6-1, in Portoroz. Bammer is one tough player, and this is a good win for Dulko. Last month, Dulko won her second career singles title at the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Classic in Forest Hills, reaching her third final of the year.
This past April, Dulko came within a hair of taking out Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the Family Circle Cup, but appeared to lose her nerve toward the end of the third set.