03/04/2016 – Timi is the first Hungarian player, who reached the final of the Miami Open. It was the second final for her with Yaroslava Shvedova.
|MIAMI OPEN (6 844 139 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, FINAL|
|Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova (USA, Czech, 3)-Tímea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 4) 6:3, 6:4|
“I think, I finished two very good weeks in Miami. I’m glad! Unfortunately, in today’s match it did not turn out the way We wanted. The opponent played much more aggressively, they deservedly won the tournament. Obviously they are a very, very good and knit pair, We still have time to do so. But this is the first two common race and it was absolutely positive, looking forward to the next events. The next one or two days will not be easy, because on Monday I travel quite a long way to Katowice. I will arrive on Tuesday, and on Wednesday I have the opening match. I will try this tournament, then I will have a little rest. After that, I began my preparation for the clay court season. I want to thank everyone for the support in the last few weeks! One tournament and then a little rest. I return to Europe from Miami with nice memories. Thank you again!”– Timi said.
The match lasted one hour and 22 minutes.
Timi and Shvedova played the third event all together: they won the 2013 Tashkent tournament, and they reached the semifinal two weeks ago at Indian Wells.
The final opponent was the Champion in 2015 at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Few days ago Mattek-Sands won against the Hungarian-Kazakh pair with Coco Vandeweghe. Later, the US-pair triumphed at IW. Mattek-Sands is World No3, while her partner is ranked 8th.
In the 43-minute opening act the 3rd seed pair broke Timi and Shvedova after 2:2. It was not a surpise, because in the second game the Hungarian-Kazakh pair faced two break points.
After 4:2, Timi and her partner broke back, but the hope was alive only for few minutes…Mattek-Sands and Safarova came back with the second break, which was crucial. Then, they hold their service game, to 30.
The second act also brought several turns, unfortunately, at the end the third seeds were better.
After 1:1, Mattek-Sands and Safarova broke twice, while the opponent only once. But Timi and Shvedova later came back to 4:4. They had a chance for a crucial turn-around. But this time their battle was unsuccessful.
The US-Czech pair broke to 5:4, then they hold their serve to 15. And this was the end of the final.