14/01/2018 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic were seeded at the 5th place.
On Sunday, the draw was made for the women’s doubles at the Australian Open: Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet Natela Dzalamidze and Xenia Knoll. The Hungarian-French pair were seeded at the 5th place in Melbourne.
Timi is 7th, while her French partner is 26th in the world rankings.
Dzalamidze (born: 27 February, 1993), is 76th on the WTA rankings, with a career best position of 59th (23 October, 2017). So far, the Russian player has won 1 WTA125s and 28 ITFs in doubles.
Knoll (born: 2 September, 1992) is 58th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 40th (17 April, 2017). The Swiss player has remained unbeaten in this genre in 2 WTA, 1 WTA125s and 21 ITF tournaments.
Timi first played WD at the Australian Open in 2013, with the best result in 2014 (companion: Petra Martić) and in 2017 (companion: Anasztasia Pavlyuchenkova), when she reached the 3rd round. Kristina Mladenovic showed up in 2012 in WD in Melbourne: in 2012 (Co: Petra Martić) and 2016 (Co: Caroline Garcia) finished in the 3rd round and last season was semifinalist with Garcia.