Madrid: confident start in doubles

Madrid: confident start in doubles

08/05/2018 – The Hungarian-French double lost five games in the second round.


Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 3)-Květa Peschke, Nicole Melichar (Czech, American) 6:4, 6:1


The match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes in the Spanish capital.


In the first 38-minute first set, Melichar and Peschke were surprised their opponents after 2:2, broke them to 40, then led 4:2. After that, came the big turn-around in the match.


Timi and Kristina Mladenovic also broke the rival to 40 in the eight game, then lost only two rallies after 5:4.


The second act was much simpler. The Hungarian-French pair broke Melichar and Peschke after 3:1 and 4:1, both time to 40. Then Timi and her partner hold their own game to 0.


The Hungarian-French pair’s next opponent will be Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe. The Australian-American double won 6:0, 6:1 against Barbora Krejčiková and Kateřina Siniaková.


Barty, (born: 24 April, 1996), is 6th in the world rankings, this her CH. The Australian player has won 6 WTA Tour and 9 ITF tournaments in this genre. She was finalist in the 2013 season at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and at last season at the Roland Garros, all time with Casey Dellacqua.


Vandeweghe (born: 6 December, 1991) is 74th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 18th (26 October, 2016). The American player has won 3 WTA Tour and 6 ITF events in doubles.


This year Barty and Vandeweghe won the Miami Open (United States, 7 972 535 USD, hard court). In the opening round, the Australian-American pair defeated Timi and Mladenovic, 3:6, 6:2, 10-4.