24/08/2016 – The Hungarian-Kazakh duo came back twice from a break down in the opening set.
|CONNECTICUT OPEN (761 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Timea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 1) – Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Kveta Peschke (German, Czech) 7:6 (7-3) 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour 24 minutes.
The 50-minute first set has great twists and fight. The first seed Hungarian-Kazakh pair had problems behind the serves, but fortunately always been able to improve as a receiver. The currently Top20 player Groenefeld and the Former World No1 Peschke led 1:0 and 6:5 with a break. Meanwhile, the first seeds had also a break advantage at 4:2…
Timi and Shvedova came back from 5:6 for the tie-break. They led 3-0with two receiver’s point, but few moments later the result was 3-2. But after that, the Hungarian-Kazakh pair easily won the tie-break, to 7-3.
The second set was also difficult for Timi and her partner, although the results suggest this. They led 5:2 with two breaks, but it was not at all an easy task. They saved two break points in the second game, then one in the fourth and three after 3:2…
In the end, after 5:2 Timi and Shvedova won the last game to 15.
The first seed Hungarian-Kazakh duo’s opponents in the semifinal will be the pair of Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukrainian, WTA-66) and Chia Yung-Chuang (Taiwanese, WTA-46).
The 30-year old Ukrainian player’s career best position was 9 (20 October 2008) in doubles. She remained unbeaten in 2008 at the Australian Open with sister Alona. So far, she has won 3 WTA and 3 ITF tournament.
The 31-year old Taiwanese player’s career best position was 5 (18 August 2008). So far, she has won 22 WTA and 35 ITF doubles competition. This year, she remained unbeaten in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 2 000 000 USD, Co: Darija Jurak). In the 2007 season she was finalist at the Australian Open and at the US Open. Both times Chan Yung-jan was her partner.