08/10/2015 – The match lasted 1 hour 40 minutes and ended at midnight, local time.
|CHINA OPEN (4,749,040 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Liang Chen, Yafan Wang (Chinese) –Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 4), 7:6 (8-6), 7:5|
The 54-minute first set brought a number of turn, unfortunately it ended with a Chinese success.
The Hungarian-French pair led with a break (3:1), but after that they lost their serve twice. Then they equalized to 4:4. But after 5:5 the local pair broke again. Fortunately, Timi and Mladenovic broke back to 6:6
In the first part of the tie-break, the Chinese double played much better, they led 4-0, then 6-2. The fourth seeds equalized, but then they lost their serve again. At it was decisive.
Timi and Mladenovic began the second set with a break, but that lead didn’t last long. Chen and Wang broke to a 5:3 lead, but soon came the equalizer. At the end, at 6:5 the local pair led 40-0 as a receiver and they lived with the third chance.
Next week Timi will play at the 500 000 USD Tianjin Open.