Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hyundai Hopman Cup Session 10 - Serbia 2 d Argentina 1

Gisela Dulko Jelena Jankovic Hyundai Hopman Cup
Hyundai Hopman Cup Session 10 - Serbia 2 d Argentina 1

Argentina left the Hyundai Hopman Cup with another loss. This time was Serbia who defeated the Argentine Team.
Serbia who made it to the final (they will play the USA) won the session 2 to 1.
Jelena Jankovic had to retired when she was up a set against Gisela Dulko. Then Djokovic had no problems to win against Juan Ignacio Chela.
The Serbian par took the mixed doubles in 3 sets.

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Session 10 - Serbia 2 d Argentina 1
Jelena Jankovic lost to Gisela Dulko 7-6(12/10), 0-6, 0-6 retired
Novak Djokovic d Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-3
Jankovic/Djokovic d Dulko/Chela 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(10/4)

Matches stats Here

This article is from Hyundai Hopman Cup Official Website

Again overcoming Jelena Jankovic’s injury, Serbia has defeated Argentina to advance to the Hyundai Hopman Cup final to face the United States on Friday night.

Jankovic won the first set against Gisela Dulko before retiring due to her upper leg strain. With France doing well against Chinese Taipei and ready to enter the final given an opening, Serbia couldn’t afford a slip-up.

Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-3 and then the No. 1 seeds beat Argentina in three sets in the mixed doubles to ensure a place against Serena Williams and Mardy Fish.

Jankovic attempted to play through her leg injury and won a long and tight first set over Dulko 12 points to 10 in the tie-break. She soon went down a break in the second set and retired.

Games went on serve all the way to the tie-break in the opening set, where Dulko soon assumed control.

The Argentine had four set points in the tie-break, but blew them and Jankovic only needed two to take the set, which could have proved crucial in final calculations.

Djokovic needed to win his singles to keep Serbia’s final hopes alive, and had little trouble as he beat Chela in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

The doubles were still crucial to decide whether it would be Serbia or France in the final, so Jankovic tried to return for the doubles and let Djokovic take control at their end of the court.

Jankovic and Djokovic blitzed Dulko and Chela in the opening set 6-1, following the Argentines losing both its doubles matches previously in the tournament.

Dulko and Chela finally began playing better by taking advantaged of their wounded opponent to claim the second set 6-3 and force a match tie-break.

It was a match tie-break that would not only decide the winner of the tie, but whether or not Serbia or France would face the USA in the final.

Ending their disappointing Hyundai Hopman Cup winless, Argentina blew the match tie-break for themselves and France, with Serbia prevailing 10 points to four to see the two world No. 3s take their country to their first final in Perth.

Serbia finish on top of Group A with wins over France, Chinese Taipei and Argentina. Argentina lost all three ties to finish fourth in the group.


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