Friday, January 16, 2009
Dulko and Pennetta win Hobart
Friends and former doubles partners Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta have won the 2009 Moorilla International tournament in Hobart. The unseeded team upset top seeds Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-2, 7-6 in the final.
Dulko and Pennetta have played together several times before, and they won in Bogata in 2006. This is Dulko's seventh Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles title, and Pennetta's fourth. Those of us who saw them play an unforgettable exhibition match in Charleston in 2007 consider them not just good doubles players, but also very funny and entertaining women.