12/03/2021 – The Chinese pair served and received better in the most important moments.
|DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (1 835 490 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Yifan XU, Zhaoxu (Chinese)-Tímea, Veronika Kudermetova (Hungarian, Russian, 5) 6:3, 7:5|
The match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
At the beginning the 36-minute first set, the Chinese pair won Timi’s serve to 30, but the answer came immediately. In the fourth game, the Hungarian-Russian double got a break ball again, but now they couldn’t take advantage. Unfortunately, Xu and Yang then won Timi’s serve again, repeating this feat after 5:3.
The Hungarian-Russian double led a significant part of the second act. Timi and Kudermetova started with a break and then led to 3:1. In the sixth boom, the Russian player smoothly lost her serve, but now the answer came immediately. In fact, Timi brought her serve, it was 5:3.
Unfortunately, Xu and Yang were more accurate in the next part: after 5:4 they won Kudermetova’s serve and then they turned to 6: 5. At that time Timi served, it was also 30-0, but in the end the opponent triumphed in the game, so also at the semifinal.