|DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (2 000 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Timea Babos, Julia Goerges (Hungarian, German, 4)- Gabriela Dabrowski, María José Martínez Sánchez (Canadian, Spanish) 6: 4, 6:1|
“I think today we played much better. Obviously, it also may be added, that yesterday’s opponent was more difficult. And before the opening match Julia lost in singles, so it was hard her to play doubles on a such rainy day. Today, especially after 2: 4 We played very well. I am glad that we have won! I am happy that we play well together! We have a good atmosphere in the doubles, but obviously We are playing very motivated in every game. It is a special pleasure for Me! In addition, I’m preparing very hard for the singles, because I will play next week in Doha. So I do not stop!”- Timi said.
Timi and Goerges did not start well in the last eight: at the beginning of the 36-minute first set both lost their service game to 40. The opponent couldn’t hold “only” the first own service game, so they jumped to a 4:2 lead.
From the seventh game the picture of the quarter-final changed totally. Timi and Julia Goerges improved behind the serves and as a reiceiver, as well. In the eight game they broke the opponent to 15, then in the tenth game to 40. So they came back from 2:4 to 6:4.
The second set was even smoother. Timi and her partner lost a total of four rally behind the serves, and they broke the opponent twice.
The fourth feed pair jumped to a 5:0 lead, then they easily finished the match at 5:1.
The Hungarian-German double’s next opponent will be the duo of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
The 22-year old Garcia is in 15th place in doubles at the latest world rankings, has a career best position of 13 (2015, August 17). So far, she has won 2 WTA and 5 ITF event.
Timi’s former doubles partner, Mladenovic is ranked 5th, this is her career best place. So far, she has won 12 WTA and 8 ITF tournament in this genre. In Mixed Doubles she was a Champion with Daniel Nestor at the Australian Open: 2014, Wimbledon: 2013).
The French double this year was a finalist in Sydney (Australian, 753 000 USD, hard court).