19/09/2013 – Timi and Olga Govortsova not reached the last four of the doubles tournament in the 500 000 USD Guangzhou Open.
The match lasted 1 hour 26 minutes.
|GUANGZHOU OPEN (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Chan Hao Chin, Chan Jun Yiang (Taiwanese)-Timea Babos, Olga Govortsova (Hungarian, Belarus, 4), 4:6, 6:4, 10-8|
“It’s failed today, but it’s true, we had a difficult draw. I think today I played worse, than yesterday. I was a litle bit tired after yeserday’s maches, after the last couple of days. They took my energy. Today I reacted a little slower than usual. This is unfortunate in doubles. Tomorrow we travel to Ningbo for a 125K WTA event, which stars on Sunday. Thanks for this week’s support. Overall it was not a bad week” – Timi said.
In the first period of the 34-minute first set both duo was confident in the own service games, but then came an unexpected turn. At 3:3 Timi and Govortsova lost their serve from 40-15…It seemed crucial, because the two Taiwanese lost only two rallies in the first three service games.
The fourth seed Hungarian-Belarus double in the best moment found the rhythm as a receiver! Then broke back to 30, then came two easy games. After 5:4 Timi and Govortsova broke at 5:4 to 0, so they won the set!
At the beginning of the second set at 1:1 the Taiwanese duo broke o 30, but instead of their service game the sky is falling in Guangzhou, a huge rain interrupted the match. After more than an hour break the Chan-Chan duo serve up to 30 and had a break point to 4:1. But he 4th seeds saved it. Then both pair hold their serve, so the Taiwanese double equalized.
Came the ie-break! The Taiwanese doubles quickly had a comforable lead (6-1 and 8-3), they reached four match points at 9-5. Timi and Govortsova caught up to 9-8, but the opponents lived with the last chance and advanced to the semifinal.
The Hungarian player finished her appearance at Guangzhou, next she will play at Ningbo at the 125 000 USD WTA tournament. Timi will play in singles and in doubles with Alicja Rosolska (ranked 48th).