27/09/2017 – The Hungarian-Czech pair is semifinalist in Tashkent.
|TASHKENT OPEN (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 1)-Monique Adamczak, Lizette Cabrera (Australian) 6:4, 2:6, 10-6|
The match lasted 1 hour 20 minutes at Tashkent.
In the opening game of the 34-minute first set, Timi and Hlaváčková immediately broke their opponents, after 0-40 they used the third chance. The Hungarian-Czech pair did not break even more in the quarter-final, but they had chances. The Australian pair saved their serve from 30-40 in the fifth game, but did not even have the chance to win after 3: 2.
Timi and her partner finished the set to 15, after 5:4.
The 33-second second set brough a huge turn. Adamczak and Cabrera played bravely, giving good performances behind the serves and as a receivers. Hlaváčková lost her serve in the fourth game, then the Australian team saved their service game from 30-40, after 4:2.
In the eighth game, the Hungarian-Czech pair came back from 15-30 to 40-30, but Hlaváčková finally lost that serve…So came the super tie-break.
In the decisive tie-break, Timi and her Czech partner led 5-1, and 6-2, but after 6-3 the Australians won two receiver’s point, behinds the Hungarian player’s serve…Fortunately, Timi and Hlaváčková gained another receiver’s rally and after 9-6 they finished the match with another break.
In the semifinal the Hungarian-Czech team will meet Irina Khromacheva and İpek Soylu.
The Russian player (born: 12 May, 1995), is 97th in the world rankings, had a career best position of 90th (11 September, 2017). Khromacheva has won 20 ITF tournaments, this year she remained unbeaten in Balatonboglar (25 000 USD, clay, Co: Diana Marcinkevica).
The Turkish player (born: 15 April, 1996) is 75th in the world ranking, with a career best position of 63rd (17 April, 2017). Soylu has so far won 3 WTA and 13 ITFs in doubles: this year she remained unbeaten in Istanbul (Turkey, 60 000 USD, hard court, Co: Veronika Kudermetova) and Bad Saulgau (Germany, 25 000 USD, clay, Co: Anna Kalinskaya).