A close match in doubles but defeat

A close match in doubles but defeat

17/06/2013 – Timi and Mandy Minella lost in the first round of doubles of the 690 000 USD grass court tournament in Eastbourne.

The match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.


Monica Niculescu, Klara Zakopalova (Romanian, Czech)-Timea Babos, Mandy Minella (Hungarian, Luxembourgish) 6:4, 6:3


The Romanian player is 57th and her Czech partner is 110th in the WTA Ranking. Timi’s position is 67, while Mandy Minela is ranked 62nd.


In the 37-minute first set Timi served after 2:2 and she saved three break points from 0-40. But at the end Niculescu and Zakopalova won that game and soon they broke again. Timi and Mandy fought hardly, but after a break they lost the set.


At the beginning of the second set the Romanian-Czech pair took twice the service game of the opponent, led 3:1. But Timi and Mandy fought hard, they had two break points at 3:2, then another two at 4:3. But they couldn’t lived with the chances and the experienced opponent finished the battle with another break at 5:3.


Timi finished appearance at Eastbourne, next week she enter the field at Wimbledon in singles and doubles.