Argentine Dulko wins Budapest Grand Prix

Updated: April 29, 2007, 11:27 AM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Gisela Dulko of Argentina won her first WTA Tour title Sunday, rallying to beat Sorana Cirstea 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Gaz de France Budapest Grand Prix.

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Dulko won four games in a row to start the second set. Her serve was broken in the opening game of the third set, but she rebounded by winning four straight games to establish a 4-1 lead.

"I'm really happy today because this is my first WTA title," Dulko said. "I feel really excited now and I wish to congratulate Sorana. She is a great talent and I'm sure she is going to play many more finals."

Cirstea, the first Romanian to reach a WTA final since Ruxandra Dragomir in 2000, played her eighth three-set match in the tournament after coming through qualifying.

"I'm really happy. This is just my third WTA tournament and nobody expected me to be here in the final," Cirstea said.


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