08/03/2017 – The Hungarian-Russian duo led 5:3 in the first set, but after that the opponent played much better.
|BNP PARIBAS OPEN (7 663 423 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Vania King, Yaroslava Shvedova (US, Kazakh, 7)-Tímea Babos, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Hungarian, Russian) 7:5, 6:2|
The match lasted one hour and 22 minutes.
The Hungarian-Russian double played well in the major part of the 47-minute opening set. But in the end, unfortunately, they were not able to lived with the chances. The US-Kazakh pair led with a break 3:2, but then Timi and her partner won four games in a row. They broke the opponent to 40, and to 15.
But the two time Grand Slam champ pair came back strongly. King and Shvedova won the rival’s serve to 40 and to 30, then hold tehir service game to 30, after 6:5.
The second set has developed more smoothly. The US-Kazakh pair broke the opponent to 30 after 2:1, then hold their service game from 15-40. At 4:1, King and Shvedova broke Timi and Pavlyuchenkova to 40. At 5:2, the US-Kazakh pair hold their serve to 40.
Timi will play singles also at Indian Wells, her opponent will be Varvara Lepchenko or Shvedova.