27/06/2018 – Both sets were decided by a single break.
|NATURE VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (917 664 USD, GRASS), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Gabriela Dabrowski, Yifan Xu (Canadian, Chinese, 4)-Tímea Babos, Johanna Konta (Hungarian, British) 6:4, 6:4|
The match lasted 1 hour 15 minutes in Eastbourne.
The Hungarian-British pair fought very well against the much more accustomed opponent. Indeed, Timi and Johanna Konta came close a several times to broke the Canadian-Chinese duo.
In the first 35-minute first set, Dabrowski and Xu hold their serve in the second game, then broke the opponent to 30, after 3:3. The next game was translated from 30-40 for the favour of the fourth seeds. In the last game, the Canadian-Chinese pair hold their serve to 30.
In the second set, Dabrowski and Xu turned back the fourth game from 15-40. In the seventh game, Timi and Johanna Konta saved their serve from 0-40.
Unfortunately, after 4:4, Dabrowski and Xu won the opponent’s serve to 30, then Timi and Johanna Konta did not won a rally as a receiver.