2018: again Mladenovic will become Timi’s doubles partner

2018: again Mladenovic will become Timi’s doubles partner

02/11/2017 – The Hungarian-French pair was finalist in Wimbledon in 2014 and won three tournaments in 2015.

 

The collaboration between Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková ends with Sunday’s WTA Finals victory. The World No7 Hungarian player will began a new partnership with Kristina Mladenovic from the 2018 season.

 

“I know Kristina well, since we’ve been also played together as a junior. In the 2014 and 2015 season we were very successful, I think, that was My best period as a doubles player. I feel that We are complementing each other well, I hope we will be successful next season. In the decision, it was very important, that We have been successful in doubles for many years, but We both consider the singles performance as the most important. Next year I want to be succesful in doubles, but My goal is to be back at the Singapore WTA Finals and achieve good results at the Grand Slam tournaments. We have decided with Andrea weeks ago that We will finish this cooperation at the end of this year. In the tournaments, We achieved beautiful and memorable successes, but we did not really understand each other outside the court. But, of course, I would like to thank Andrea for the last few months, and the WTA Finals title. It will be forever memorable! I wish You further successes in Your career” – said Timi.

 

Timi has been playing with Mladenovic for several times in junior, they triumphed in 2008 and 2009 in Osaka (Osaka Mayor’s Cup – World Super Junior Tennis Championships). Eight years ago, the Hungarian-French duo was quarterfinalist in the Orange Bowl.

 

In February 2014, Timi and Mladenovic played in the final at the Paris indoor event, and few months later, they began a successful partnership. They reached the final at Wimbledon, then in Cincinnati and Limoges. In 2015, Timi and Mladenovic triumphed in Dubai, Marrakech and Rome, and played in the semifinal at Wimbledon. At the end, they were at the WTA Finals in Singapore, with one victory and two defeats. However, from the beginning of the 2016 season, Mladenovic began her partnership with Caroline Garcia, because the French Federation wanted this as a goal for the Rio Olympics. The French pair take the title at the Roland Garros and played also in the final of the US Open.

 

Counting the WTA Finals, Timi has won 16 titles at the WTA Tour, had a WTA125s triumph and 9 titles from the ITF Pro Circuit. She was finalist at Wimledon in 2016, with Yaroslava Shvedova. And the Hungarian player had a Wimbledon finals also in Mixed Doubles from 2015 with Alexander Peya.

 

The French player (born: 14 November, 2017) is 26th in the world rankings, and had a career best position of 2nd (24 October, 2016). Timi’s former and future teammate had 16 WTA Tour, 1 WTA125s and 7 ITF titles. She triumphed in Mixed doubles in 2013 at Wimbledon and in 2014 at the Australian Open with Daniel Nestor. The French-Canadian pair also played in the final at the Roland Garros in 2013 and at the US Open in 2015.