10/04/2015 – Marina Erakovic and Andrea Petkovic won in two sets against Timi and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the quarter-final of the 731 000 USD WTA tournament in Charleston.
The match lasted 54 minutes.
|FAMILY CIRCLE CUP (731,000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Marina Erakovic, Andrea Petkovic (New Zealander, German)-Tímea Babos, Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Hungarian, German, 4) 6:1, 6:2|
Unfortunately, the match was much smoother, then expected before. Erakovic and Petkovic played better at almost every important moment, they won easily to reach the last four.
In the 25-minute first set the New Zealander-German pair jumped to a 5:0 lead. They saved one break point in the opening game and another two break point at 4:0. Erakovic and Petkovic broke the opponent to 40 at 1:0, and they broke the rival to 30 at 3:0. The Hungarian-German dual won their service game at 5:0, but then they won only two rally in the next game.
At the beginning of the second set, Erakovic and Petkovic won 7 rally in a row, they broke the opponent in the first game. But Timi and Groenefeld broke back, then they won their service game at 1:1.
But Erakovic and Petkovic won the next five game, they broke Timi and Groenefeld twice.