21/08/2015 – The 2nd seed pair of Timi and Kristina Mladenovic lost in the quarter-final at the Cincinnati WTA event.
The match lasted 1 hour 27 minutes.
|WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN (2 701 240 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Chuang Chia-Jung, Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwanese)-Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 2) 4:6, 6:4, 13-11|
In the 33-minute first set the Hungarian-French duo broke the opponent to 40. After that, they fought hard, and they saved a total of six break points. After 4:3 and 5:4 Timi and Mladenovic hold the service game from 15-40.
In the 37-minute second set Timi and Mladenovic broke the opponent after 1:1, then they hold their service game from 15-40. This was the third time…
Unfortunately, at 4:3 they couldn’t repeat that, they lost the break advantage. And the Asian players broke the opponent in the tenth game, so they closed the set.
And the tie-break was a nightmare for Timi and Kristina Mladenovic. They led 6-3 with two breaks, but it was not enough. They lost their match point at 9-8, and they couldn’t won the service point at 11-11. After that Chuang and Hsieh closed the quarter-final…