08/05/2017 – From the decisive part of the first set, the Hungarian-Czech pair was clearly the better double.
|MUTUA MADRID OPEN (5 439 350 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 5)-Johanna Konta, Shelby Rogers (British, American) 7:5, 6:1|
The match lasted 1 hour 13 minutes in Madrid.
The last week’s Rabat Champions started well in the 47-minute opening act: after 1:1 they won the opponent’s service game. Then Timi and Hlaváčková surely retained their advantage, but only till 4: 3. At this time, Konta And Rogers broke back to 15, then hold their serve to 30.
Then came the next and decisive turn! The 5th seed Hungarian-Czech pair won their service game to 15, then won the rival’s serve to 40. In the next game Timi and Hlaváčková hold the serve to 30, won the second set point.
The second set was smooth, thanks to the Hungarian-Czech pair. Timi and her partner immediately broke the opponent to 30, then after 3:1 they decided the fate of the match. The 5th seed pair won the British-American pair’s serve to 0, then after 5:1 they won the last game to 30.
In the next round Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková will meet Lara Arruabarrena and Sara Sorribes-Tormo.
Arruabarrena (born: 20 March, 1992), is ranked 59th, her career best position was 28 (22 February, 2016). So far she has won 7 WTA and 8 ITF events. This year she was quarter-finalist in Indian Wells (United States, 7 669 423 USD, hard court, Co: Liang Chen) and Bogota (Colombia, 250 000 USD, hard court, Co: Mariana Duque-Marino).
Sorribes-Tormo (born: 10 August, 1996) is ranked 454th, her career best position was 257 (10 April, 2017). Up to now she has won 4 ITFs in this genre.