Charleston: victorious first match in Round 1

Charleston: victorious first match in Round 1

06/04/2021 – Timi her Russian partner won in 70 minutes.

Tímea Babos, Veronika Kudermetova (Hungarian, Russian, 2)-Misaki Doi, Nao Hibino  (Japanese) 6:3, 6:4


The match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes in Charleston.


At the opening game of the 30-minute first set, the 2nd seeds saved their serve from 30-40, then the Japanese save won their game to 40. Then by 3:3, neither pair had reached the break point. Timi and her partner won the seventh game to 15, and then in a big battle, they took the opponent’s serve to 40. The opening set was then closed by the Hungarian-Russian double with a serving game brought to 15.


Timi and Kudermetova also started the second act with a break, then after 2:0 they led 40-0 as a receiver. Doi and Hibino saved their serve and broke to 30 in the sixth game. Luckily, the answer came, the 2nd seeds won their opponent’s serve to 40, and after 5:4 they brought their own game to 30.


In the quarter-final Timi and Veronika Kudermetova will meet Marie Bouzková and Lucie Hradecká. The Czech double won 6:2, 6:4 in the 1st round against Miami Open finalist Hayley Carter (USA) and Luisa Stefani (Brazil).


Bouzková (born: 21 July, 1998) is 107th in the World Rankings, with a career best position of 103rd (3 February, 2021). So far, she has won 3 ITFs among the pros. In the 2014 season, she played in the final among the juniors at Wimbledon, her partner was Dalma Gálfi.


Hradecká (born: 21 May, 1985) is 36th in doubles in the World Rankings, with a career best position of 4th (22 October, 2012). So far, she has won 24 WTA and 20 ITF tournaments in this genre. She played in the final 6 times in a women’s doubles Grand Slam event: in 2011 at Roland Garros and in 2013 at the US Open she remained unbeaten with Andrea Sestini-Hlaváčková. Additional GS finals: 2012 – Wimbledon (partner: Hlaváčková), US Open (partner: Hlaváčková), 2016 – US Open (partner: Hlaváčková), 2017 – US Open (partner: Kateřina Siniaková). Sestini Hlaváčková and Hradecká also reached the final at the 2012 Olympics and the WTA World Championships (WTA Finals).