10/03/2021 – Timi and Veronika Kudermetova won in two sets, again.
|DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (1 835 490 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, ROUND 2|
|Tímea Babos, Veronika Kudermetova (Hungarian, Russian, 5)-Karolína Plíšková, Kristýna Plíšková (Czech) 6:2, 6:4|
The match lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes.
At the beginning of the 27-minute first set, Timi and Veronika Kudermetova won the opponent’s serve to 0, and they hold that lead. The Hungarian and Russian player served well and broke the Czechs again after 4:2. Then saved their own game from 30-40, winning the opening act.
In the second set, Timi and Veronika led 5:1, breaking the opponent’s to 0 and 30. But they had difficult periods: at 1:0 they hold their serve after 0-40, then saving another break point in the sixth game.
At the last period of the match the Czechs came back to 5:4, saving three match points. Fortunately, in the last game Kudermetova served well, led 40-15 and finished the game to 30.
In the quarter-final the Hungarian-Russian pair will meet the 2nd seeded Barbora Krejčiková (WTA Dubles Ranking: 7) and Kateřina Siniaková (WTA Doubles Ranking: 8).