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Argentine Dulko wins Budapest Grand Prix

4/29/2007 - Tennis

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.

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.