Gabriela Sabatini and Gisela Dulko seek the women’s title at the Roland Garros legends tournament. After advancing as first in their group, the Argentine duo faces the Italian couple that make up Flavia Pennetta (Dulko’s former partner on the professional circuit; together they were No. 1 in the world) and francesca schiavone on the court Suzanne Lenglen. Transmit ESPN2 Y Star+.
It was a great return for the best Argentine tennis player in history and also for one of the rackets that knew how to be a protagonist in the WTA singles and doubles circuit. It is that after starting to train together, they received the invitation from the organization to join the event that brought together great tennis representatives from different eras.
In their first two meetings in Group A of the competition, the Argentine pair showed flashes of great tennis. In the premiere, it was a victory against the representatives of the United States, Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, for a double 6-3. In what was the return of the former number 1 in Argentine women’s tennis, they got 35 winning shots, against the seven that the American duo reached. What’s more, they made only 16 unforced errors with Gisela.
Already in the second match, which like the first was played at the Suzanne Lenglen, they lost to the locals Tatiana Golovin and Nathalie Tauziat by 6-4 and 6-4. Both Gaby and Dulko had service problems (they committed 10 double faults between them) and 37 unforced errors, almost twice as many as the French (19).
But in the last game of the group stage they managed to recover with a good level against the Croatian Iva Majoli and the French Mary Pierce: They won 6-4 and 6-1 to advance to the definition against the Italians, who kept the other area in which they participated, among other former tennis players, the historic Martina Navratilovaformer number one and two-time champion at Roland Garros.
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