Hard battle and defeat in Montreal

Hard battle and defeat in Montreal

06/08/2014 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic lost in three sets against Michaella Krajicek and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The match lasted 1 hour 21 minutes.

 

ROGERS CUP (2 440 070 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND
Michaella Krajicek, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, (Dutch, Czech) –Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 7) 6:4, 3:6, 10-6

 

In the 35-minute first set Timi and Mladenovic started better, but after 2:2 they lost their service game. They broke back immediately equalized, but then the Dutch-Czech duo jumped to a 5:3 lead.

 

The next game was won by the Wimbledon finalists, but after that Krajicek and Zahlavova Strycova hold their serve to 15.

 

In the 34-minute second set Timi and Mladenovic had an early break, and they hold that. In the ninth game they won the second set point.

 

In the all important tie-break the Hungarian-French duo had a 6-2 lead. It seemed, they easily advance to the next round, but it didn’t happen…The opponent won 8 (!!!) rallies in a row and upset the 7th seeds.