03/05/2017 – Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková lost a total of five games in the quarterfinal.
|GP DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM (250 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, QUARTERFINAL|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 1)-Laura Pigossi, Nadia Podoroska (Brazilian, Argentine) 6:3, 6:2|
The match lasted for 1 hour and 7 minutes in Rabat.
The Brazilian-Argentine double struggled tough, sometimes surprised the opponent. But they had only a little chance at the beginning of the 36-minute opening act. Timi hold her first service game from 30-40, then the 1st seed pair lived with the opponent’s mistakes. The Hungarian-Czech pair broke the rival to 40 and 30, jumped to a 5:2 lead.
Then Hlaváčková lost her serve after 40-15, but the next game was the last in the first set. Timi and her partner broke the opponent to 15, the Hungarian youngster finished the set with a nice volley.
The second set was even simpler. Timi and her partner won the rival’s serve to 0, then to 40. Then they lost the control for a few minutes, so after 5:0 they led 5:2. After 5:2, Timi and Hlaváčková again found the focus, they broke the South Americans to 0, finishing the QF in Morocco.
The Hungarian-Czech double’s opponent will be Daria Gavrilova and Aleksandra Krunic in the semifinal.
Gavrilova, representing Australia from 2015, (born in Russia on March 5, 1994), is ranked 66th, her career best position was 65th (3 April 2017). So far, she has won 1 WTA and 2 ITF competitions in this genre. Her best result was in 2017 the semifinal in St. Petersburg (Russia, 710 900 USD, indoor, Co: Kristina Mladenovic).
Aleksandra Krunic (born on March 15, 1993), is ranked 52nd, her career best position was 43rd (24 April, 2017). So far she has won 2 WTA and 6 ITF events in doubles. Her best result in this season was the semifinal in Budapest (250 000 USD, indoor, Co: Nina Stojanovic).