27/04/2019 – (Photo: Istanbul Cup/Twitter) Timi and Kristina Mladenovic lost two games in both sets, and reach a final for the second time, this year.
|TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1)-Cornelia Lister, Renata Voráčová (Swedish, Czech) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 60 minutes.
The fate of the match was decided in the middle of the 30-minute first set. Lister and Voráčová saved their own game from 15-40 in the third game, but after 2:2, they only won two rallies behind the serves.
Timi and Kiki Mladenovic then saved their serve out of a difficult situation, 30-40, then broke to 30. As the closure of the set, the first seedes won their game to 0.
In the first part of the second act, Timi and Kristina Mladenovic broke twice, to 40, and then to 30. After that, came a short bad period, the Swedish-Czech couple came to 4:2. Luckily, the Hungarian-French double fastened, won the opponent’s game to 30, and finished the semifinals from 15-30.
In the Sunday’s final, Timi and Kiki Mladenovic will meet Alexa Guarachi and Sabrina Santamaria.
The Chilean player (born: 17 November, 1990) is 81st in the World Rankings, has a career best position of 74th (8 June, 2018). So far, Guarachi has won 1 WTA Tour and 19 ITF tournament in doubles.
The American player (born: 23 February, 1993) is 67th in the World Rankings, has a career best position of 56th (10 September, 2018). So far, she has won 12 ITF event in doubles.