After a great battle victory in doubles

After a great battle victory in doubles

29/12/2013 – Timi began with a win the 500 000 USD WTA tournament in Shenzhen: with Petra Martic they won in three sets in the first round of the doubles event and reached the quarter-final.

The second seeds surpassed the Luksika Kumkhum – Qiang Wang duo in 75 minutes. On Tuesday Timi will play her first singles match in China against the Ukrainian Nadiya Kichenok.

 

SHENZHEN OPEN 2014 (500 000 USD), HARD COURT, DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND
Timea Babos, Petra Martic (Hungarian, Croatian, 2)-Luksika Kumkhum, Qiang Wang (Thai, Chinese) 2:6, 6:4, 10-6

 

Timi and Petra Martic is the second seed pair in Shenzhen, but in the 26-minute first set it yet not felt … Of course it is also true that the Hungarian and Croatian athlete played together for the first time , they needed a little time to settle in the match.

 

The Thai-Chinese double had a quick double break  (4:0 and 5:1), which decided everything. Kumkhum and Qiang qon the eight game to 15, as a server, so they had a set advantage…

 

In the 37-minute second set Timi and Martic has also led to 5:1, it seemed smooth equalization occurs. However, the Asian opponent broke twice and at 5:4 they served for the equalizing . Fortunately, the second seeds again took the control, they broke to 30, come the all-important Super Tie-break.

 

It was very close to 5-5, both duo had a mini break advantage. Then after 6-6 Timi and Martic took the control and won the game. The Hungarian-Croatian duo ‘s next opponent will be Estrella Cabeza Candela and Alexandra Dulgheru (Spanish, Romanian) or Lyudmila Kichenok and Nadiya Kichenok (Ukraine).