11/09/2014 – The 8th seed Timea Babos defeated in two sets by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round at the 250,000 USD WTA tournament in Quebec.
The match lasted 1 hour 24 minutes. The 21-year-old Hungarian player reached the semifinal with Kristina Mladenovic in doubles.
|COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE (250 000 USD, CARPET), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatian) –Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 8) 7:6 (7-3), 6:2|
|COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE (250 000 USD, CARPET), DOUBLES, QUARTERFINAL|
|Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1)-Naomi Broady, Irina Falconi (UK, USA) 6:4, 6:1|
In the 53-minute first set, the Hungarian player missed a huge missed opportunity. After 2:2 Timi broke twice her rival, but then her serves slipped down. Until it she served very well, but after that she lost four games in a row. Lucic-Baroni broke the rival to 15 and 30…
Timi won her service game at 6:5, so came the tie-break. The 21-year old Hungarian led 3-2 and served, but she lost the next four rally.
At the beginning of the second set, Lucic Baroni broke twice after 1:1, and she easily hold the lead. At 5:1 Timi won the service game, but had no chance in the last game, she didn’t win a rally…
However, in doubles Timi managed to win with Kristina Mladenovic in 55 minutes.
The Wimbledon finalist Hungarian-French duo broke Broady and Falconi at 1:1, and they saved three break points at 4:3. After 5:4 they won the service game to 0.
At the beginning of the second set Timi and Mladenovic saved three break point, and after 1:1 they totally dominated the match. They broke the opponent three times, so they advanced to the last four.
Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet the third seed Lucie Hradecka and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.The Czech player is ranked 27th, while her Croatian partner is 97th in doubles.
The 29-year-old Hradecka’s best position was 4th (10.22.2012). She has won 17 WTA tournaments and 33 ITF events. She was the Champion in 2011 at the Roland Garros and 2013 at the US Open with Andrea Hlavackova.
The 32-year-old Lucic-Baroni’s career best was 19th (10.26.1998.). So far she has won 2 WTA and 3 ITF events, she was a Champion at the Australian Open in 1998 with Martina Hingis.