13/09/2017 – The Hungarian-Czech pair lost a total of four games.
|COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE (250 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), DOUBLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 1)-Usue Maitane Arconada, Caroline Dolehide (American) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 47 minutes in Quebec City.
The Hungarian-Czech pair, which fight for the WTA Finals, won confidently in the opening round in Quebec, although on the other side of the net there were two very talented junior players, two Grand Slam finalists.
In the 21-minute first set, Timi and Hlaváčková had four break point after 1:1 and they won that game to 30. Then, after 4:2 the first seed pair broke the opponent to 15. The Hungarian-Czech team did not lost a rally in the eight game. So it was a smooth start. Timi and her partner lost only a single rally in four service games.
The second set did not turn much tighter. The Hungarian-Czech pair immediately won the opponent’s serve (to 30). then had another two break points after 2:0. This was overwhelmed by Arconada and Dolehide, and then they surprised the rival with a break to 30.
Then, Timi and Hlaváčková won the US-pair’s service game to 40, and secured the victory after 4:2. The first seed pair broke the rival to 30, and finished the match behind their own serves (to 0).
In the quarter-final Timi and Hlaváčková will meet Desirae Krawczyk and Jamie Loeb.
Krawczyk, (born: 11 January, 1994), is 189th in the world ranking, this is her career best position. The American player has won 5 ITF events in this genre: this year she remains unbeaten in Fort-de-France (France, 15 000 USD, hard court, Co: Giuliana Olmos), Saint Martin (France, 15 000 USD, hard court: Co: Olmos), at Irapuato (Mexico, 25 000 USD, hard court, Co: Olmos), at Incheon (South Korea, 25 000 USD, hard court, Co: Olmos) and in Sacramento (USA, 60 000 USD, hard court, Co: Olmos).
Loeb, (born: 8 March, 1995) is 187th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 147th (15 May, 2017). The American player so far has won 6 ITFs in doubles.