11/10/2018 – The third set was decided after 5:5.
|UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES LINZ (250 000 USD, INDOOR), SINGLES, ROUND 2|
|Kristina Mladenovic (French)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6: 4, 4:6, 7:5|
The match lasted 2 hours 42 minutes in Linz.
In the opening game of the 40-minute first set, Mladenovic broke her opponent to 40, then led 2:0. Timi broke back to 15, but her doubles partner again broke her. The Hungarian player came back to 4:4, but unfortunately, the next two games were won by the French star.
In the 63-minute second act. Timi broke her opponent to 30 after 2:1, then led 4:2. And she hold her serve in the next game after a hard game, when Mladenovic led 40-0 and had a total of six break points. In the next game, Mladenovic saved a set point and then broke her opponent from 40-15.
Timi improved in the next game, took advantage of her third chance, closed the second set.
In the final set Mladenovic started off with a break, but the result was soon 2:2. Unfortunately after 3:3 Timi missed a great chance, lost her serve from 40-0. She was able to correct this when she came back from 4:5 and match point. Unfortunately, the next game was won to 30 by the French player as a receiver, then she finished the match to 0.