Amazing victory in the semifinal!!!

Amazing victory in the semifinal!!!

20/02/2015 – Timi and and Kristina Mladenovic won in three sets, after super tie-break against Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik in the doubles semifinal.

The match lasted 1 hour, 5 minutes. Timea Babos wrote again sports history, she is the first Hungarian player in the final of the Dubai event! The Hungarian-French duo’s opponent in the final will be Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

 

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (2 513 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL
Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 8)-Caroline Garcia, Katarina Srebotnik (French, Slovenian, 7) 3:6, 6:1, 10-5

 

“We had to play today in difficult conditions. At night a sandstorm “attacked”Dubai, so it was difficult to see today. And there was a great wind. In the first set We can hardly treated it, then from the second set we played much more aggressive, and more tactical. And it gave the success! Great win today’s, big step again with Kristina”– said Timi.

 

In the 30-minute first set Garcia and Srebotnik played very well, they served and received excellently. In the second game Timi saved three break points, but after 2:1 Mladenovic lost her service game to 0.

 

Garcia and Srebotnik was not given a chance, at 5:3 they hold the service game to 30. In the opening act the Hungarian-French duo had no break point…

 

The 24-minute second set brought a joyous turn !!! Timi and her partner is improved, with two breaks they jumped to a 4:0 lead. Then the Hungarian youngster saved two break points, it was crucial. After that Garcia and Srebotnik won a game, but then Mladenovic hold her service game to 15. So came the super tie-break.

 

In the tie-break Timi and her partner played very well. They had a 4-0 lead with two receivers point, then they had a 9-2 lead. The opponent won three rally in a row, but Mladenovic finished the semifinal with a good serve.

 

Last year the Hungarian-French dup played for finals: in Paris, at Wimbledon, in Cincinnati and in Limoges.

 

The 8th seed duo’s opponent in the final will be Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. The 6th seed Spanish pair defeated Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinal.

 

The 21-year old Muguruza is ranked 13th, this is her career best. So far she has won 3 WTA and 1 ITF tournament in this genre. Last year she was a champion in Marrakech (Morocco, 250,000 USD, clay, Co: Romina Oprandi) and Stanford (United States, 710,000 USD, hard court, Co: Suarez Navarro), and reached the final in Madrid (Spain, 4 236 425 USD, clay, Co: Suarez Navarro) and Tokyo (Japan, 1 million USD, hard courts, Co: Suarez Navarro).

 

The 26-year old Suarez Navarro is ranked 14th in doubles, it’s a career-high ranking. Throughout her career, she has won one WTA and four ITF competition in this genre.

 

Last year Muguruza and Suarez Navarro reached the semifinal at the Roland Garros.