23/03/2019 – After the first set, Goerges and Halep played better and better.
|MIAMI OPEN (9 035 428 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, ROUND 1|
|Julia Goerges, Simona Halep (German, Romanian) Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 2) 4:6, 6:1, 10-6|
The match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
In the first 37-minute set, the Hungarian-French pair served well, and this brought the good result. After 2:2 Timi and Kristina Mladenovic won their opponent’s game to 30, then brought their own game to 40. In the sequel, both pair smoothly hold their serves, the 2nd seeded team hold the own game to 30, closing the opening act.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of the 27-minute second set came a big turn. After 1:0 Goerges and Halep broke the opponent from 40-0. Then, at 4:1, the German-Romanian pair came back from 40-15, then won Hungarian-French team’s game…After that, Goerges and Halep won their own game from 30-40, so the decisive tie-break came.
Unfortunately, the tie-break decided at the beginning. The German-Romanian pair led to 4-0 with two receiver’s point, then the result was 6-1. Timi and Kristina Mladenovic finally broke the opponent 3-7, but then lost both of their serve. After 9-4, Goerges and Halep lost their serves, but broke the 2nd seeds at 9-6.