Istanbul: tournament victory in doubles

Istanbul: tournament victory in doubles

29/04/2019 – Timi and Kiki Mladenovic did not lose a game after 0:1.

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, FINAL
Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1)-Alexa Guarachi, Sabrina Santamaria (Chilean, USA) 6:1, 6:0

 

The match lasted 48 minutes.

 

Only the first three games of the final were caused by some difficulties for the 1st seeded Hungarian-French pair.

 

Guarachi and Santamaria took advantage in the 25-minute opening act, winning the first game to 40 after 40-0. Timi and Kiki Mladenovic also hold their own game from a decisive point.

 

The Hungarian-French couple broke to 40, and then twice won their serve to 0. Meanwhile, Timi and Mladenovic won the Chilean-American double’s game to 30, and after 5:1 to 40.

 

The second set was totally one-sided. The greatly smiling and cheerful Hungarian-French double won the ball at his own liking, and entertained the Istanbul fans with great solutions.

 

Timi and Kiki broke to 15, to 30, and then after 5:0, also to 30. The Hungarian and the French player lost two rallies behind the serves, even in the opening own game.

 

This is the seventh time from 2012, that Timi won at least one WTA Tour event in singles and/or in doubles.