08/10/2017 – Chan and Hingis broke the opponent a total of three times.
|CHINA OPEN (7 027 063 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, FINAL|
|Yung-Jan Chan, Martina Hingis (Taiwanese, Swiss, 1)-Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 4) 6:1, 6:4|
The match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes in Beijing.
“Unfortunately, today I did not play the way I wanted to. Now that’s how it was … It was a very unpleasant opponent, with an unpleasant style, it was not easy to play against them. But I’m delighted with the Final! We played well in the previous games, I was very good at this week. This was a great tournament and a good preparation for Singapore. In addition, We made our WTA Finals safe this week. Of course, I’m very happy about that too! I’m looking forward to My singles event in Hong Kong, and I have no easy draw” – said Timi.
The Hungarian-Czech pair met in the final in Madrid back in May with Chan and Hingis. The Taiwanese-Swiss team won 6:3, 6:4 and this time, in Beijing the fresh US Open Champs also played much better.
Chan and Hingis won the opening game of the 25-minute first set, then broke the Hungarian youngster to 15. Timi and her partner won their service game to 40 after 3:1, but after they had not realistic chance. After 4:1, the Taiwanese-Swiss pair broke the Hungarian youngster to 15, again. Then Chan and Hingis finished the set to 30, behind the serves.
The second set was much tighter. Timi and Hlaváčková were very careful behind the serves and they made less mistakes. The Hungarian player won the opening game from 30-40, and 3:3 there was no break point again in the final.
The seventh game was decisive…Hlaváčková saved the first break point after 30-40, but she missed the next shot. And after that, Chan and Hingis won the next game, saving two break points by two good serves by the Swiss star.
Timi won her next service game to 40, saving the first match point of the World No1 team. Then Chan made a mistake after 40-0 in the next game, but she finished the match with the third match point.