AO 2015: farewell in MD

23/01/2015 – The 1st seed and last year’s US Open winner pair of Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares won in three sets against Timi and Eric Butorac in the opening round.

The match lasted 59 minutes.

 

AUSTRALIAN OPEN (MELBOURNE, GRAND SLAM EVENT, HARD COURT), MIXED DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND
Sania Mirza, Bruno Soares (Indian, Brasil, 1)-Tímea Babos, Eric Butorac (Hungarian, American) 6:1, 4:6, 10-3

 

The 21-minute first set decided by the differences between the service games. Mirza and Soares easily hold their games and broke twice the opponent. The first seeds jumped to a 5:0 lead. Then Timi and her partner put their names on the scoreboard, but after that the rival won the next game to 0.

 

The 30-minute second set “brought”  a huge battle. Timi and Butorac played much better, they took care about the serves. Till 5:4 they faced no break point! And in the tenth game they had two sets points as a receiver, they lived with the second chance.

 

In the tie-break Mirza and Soares had the control. They won all the rallies behind the serves and won another four point as a receiver.

 

Timi will play in women’s doubles with Kristina Mladenovic: in the second round they will meet Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova.