08/11/2014 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic won in two sets against Lara Arruabarrena and Olga Kalashnikova in the doubles semifinal at the 125 000 USD WTA tournament.
The match lasted 63 minutes. The Wimbledon finalist Hungarian-French duo will meet in in Sunday’s final the 4th seed pair, Katerina Siniakova and Renata Voracova.
|OPEN GDF SUEZ DE LIMOGES (125 000 USD, CARPET), SOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1) -Lara Arruabarrena Olga Kalashnikova (Spanish, Georgian, 3), 6:4, 6:2|
“Final in the last tournament of the year, not bad … I hope, that We will win the event! I enjoy every minute of the game now! I do not stress, it’s enough during the year”– said Timi.
In the first part of the 35-minute first set Timi saved a total of five break points till 3:2. In the sixth game the Hungarian-French duo broke the rival to 30.
At 5:3 Timi lost her service game from set point, but the first seed duo immediately broke to 15, which ended the opening set.
At the beginning of the second set Timi lost her service game after 40-15, but after that the Hungarian-French duo took control. They broke the rival three times (to 0, to 15 and to 30).
In the last game Arruabarrena and Kalashnikova saved two match point after 0-40, but the next point was won by Timi and Mladenovic.
Timi and Kristina Mladenovic reached together a final fourth time this year: they played the last match in Paris, at Wimbledon and in Cincinnati. In the 2014 season the Hungarian player won in Sydney with Lucie Safarova and in Kuala Lumpur with Chan Hao-ching. In Monterrey she was finalist with Olga Govortsova.
The Wimbledon finalist Hungarian-French duo’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be the 4th seed pair of Katerina Siniakova and Renata Voracova.
The 18-year-old Siniakova is ranked 86th, her career best was 85 (20 October 2014). So far she has won 1 WTA- and 4 ITF competition in this genre. This year she was a semifinalist in Prague (100 000 USD, clay, Co: Barbora Krejcikova) and won in Maribor (25 000 USD, clay, Co: Krejcikova) and Tashkent (250 000 USD, hard court, Co: Alexandra Krunic). She was a finalist in Stanford (710 000 USD, hard court, Co: Paula Kania).
The 31-year-old Voracova is 60th in the world rankings, her career best was 40th (14 January 2008). So far she has won 9 WTA- and 53 ITF tournaments. This year, she remained unbeaten in Olomouc (50 000 USD, clay, Co: Petra Cetkovska), in Plzen (25 000 USD, clay, Co: Sandra Klemenschits) and Osaka (250 000 USD, hard court, Co: Shuko Aoyama).