04/05/2016 – Timi and Yaroslava Shvedova confidently defeated Arruabarrena and the former World No1, 5-time Grand Slam champion Errani.
|MUTUA MADRID OPEN (4 942 700 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 3)-Lara Arruabarrena, Sara Errani (Spanish, Italian) 6:3, 6:3|
The match lasted 66 minutes in the Spanish capital.
In the 29-minute first set, the Hungarian-Kazakh double had three break points in the fourth game. The Spanish-Italian duo saved them, but in the eight game they had no chance for it. Timi and Slava broke the opponent to 15, then they hold their service game to 30.
In the second set the 3rd seed pair led 4:1, they won the opponent’s serve to 30, then to 15. It seemed, the end of the match is very close. But came a turn-around.
Timi and Shvedova lost control in the service game, so they couldn’t hold their game twice. But they were excellent as a receiver.
The Hungarian-Kazakh pair led 5:3, and at 40-40 they won their match point. They were the receiver’s again.
The Hungarian-Kazakh pair’s next opponent will be Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
The 22-year old Garcia is in 13th place in doubles at the latest world rankings, she equaled her career best position (17 August, 2015). So far, she has won 4 WTA and 5 ITF event in this genre.
Timi’s former doubles partner, Mladenovic is in 9th place, her career best position was 5 (18 May 2015). Throughout her career, she has won 14 WTA and 8 ITF tournaments. She is a double Grand Slam champion in Mixed doubles, she triumphed both times with Daniel Nestor (2013: Wimbledon, 2014: Australian Open).
This year the French pair remained unbeaten in Charleston (United States, 753 000 USD, clay) and Stuttgart (Germany, 759 000 USD, clay/indoor).