AO 2020: wonderful triumph in the Final

AO 2020: wonderful triumph in the Final

31/01/2020 . Timi is the first Hungarian player with 3 Grand Slam titles among the pros.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020 (GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, 71 000 000 USD, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S DOUBLES, FINAL
Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 2) – Su-Wei Hsieh, Barbora Strýcová (Taiwanese, Czech, 1) 6:2, 6:1

 

The final lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes in Melbourne.

 

– Timi is the first Hungarian adult player to win 3 Grand Slam tournaments!

– Timi now has six Grand Slam Titles, as she has also tripled among the juniors.

– Timi and Kiki won a Grand Slam tournament for the first time without losing a set!

– Timi is the first Hungarian player to win 2 Grand Slam Tournaments in the same tournament among adults, with remaining undefeated with Kiki at the Australian Open in 2018!

 

The two teams traded breaks of serve early on in the opener, but from 2-2 in the first set, Babos and Mladenovic hardly looked back in their third consecutive championship appearance Down Under.

 

The French and Hungarian duo won four straight games to take a one-set lead, and ultimately won 10 of the final 11 games of the match to return to the winners’ circle, having won the title in Melbourne in 2018 and finished as runners-up last year.

 

Though the top seeds held Hsieh’s serve to open the second set, Babos and Mladenovic’s momentum was never slowed, as they broke Strycova on their fourth opportunity in a lengthy third game.

 

The former World No.1s did not lose a set in the tournament, and broke serve six times by winning nearly 60 percent of the points on return in the final.

 

The 2020 Australian Open trophy joins both the 2018 crown, and the trophy from the 2019 French Open, on Babos and Mladenovic’s mantle. The French player also owns a pair of Slams in mixed doubles, and the 2016 French Open title with Caroline Garcia.