24/04/2019 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic reach the quarter-final in two sets.
|TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1) – Pemra Özgen, Çağla Büyükakçay (Turkish) 6:2, 6:4|
The match lasted 64 minutes.
In the 29-minute first set, Timi and Kristina Mladenovic jumped to a 4:0 lead, broke the opponent to 15, then to 40. Then the local pair hold their next two own games, but there was no chance of catching up the 1st seeds. At the end of the opening act, the Hungarian-French pair won the own game to 40.
The second act was formed a little more closely. After 2:2 Timi and Kristina Mladenovic broke to 15, but in the eighth boom they lost their own game to 40. Fortunately, the answer came immediately: the Hungarian-French couple won the service game of the home pair to 40.
In the end, Timi and Mladenovic brought their serve to 30, after 40-0.
The Hungarian-French pair’s opponent in the quarter-final will be Andreea Mitu (Romania, WTA-doubles: 87) and Alexandra Panova (Russia, WTA-doubles: 61).