Photos – The Gisela Dulko Story

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Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985) is a retired Argentine tennis player.

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Although she enjoyed modest success in singles, reaching a career-high ranking of world No. 26 and winning four WTA titles, her speciality was doubles, where she achieved the world No. 1 ranking.

Partnering Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles.

Dulko also reached the mixed-doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank.

She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the second round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the third round of Roland Garros in 2011.

She also beat Martina Navratilova in the second round of Wimbledon in 2004 in Navratilova’s final Grand Slam singles match.

Gisela was born and raised in Tigre, Buenos Aires Province. Her brother Alejandro, who is seven years her senior, is her coach.

Gisela was born to Ana and now deceased Estanislao, who was of Hungarian descent.

 At the age of twelve, she moved from Argentina to Miami, Florida, in order to pursue a professional tennis career.

Dulko is married to fellow Argentine, Fernando Gago, who is a football player currently playing for Boca Juniors.

The couple had their first child, Mateo on 9 June 2013.

Image Courtesy –  Gisela Dulko (Instagram)

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