27/03/2021 – Timi and Kudermetova came back from a set down.
|MIAMI OPEN (3 260 190 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES. ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos, Veronika Kudermetova (Hungarian, Russian, 4)-Ellen Perez, Saisai Zheng (Australian, Chinese) 3:6, 6:4, 10-7|
The match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
In the fourth game of the 34-minute first set Perez and Zheng saved their serve from 30-40 and it proved decisive. After that, they broke the opponent three times, at 5:3 to 40, so they closed the opening act.
The 36-minute second set brought a big turn. Timi and Kudermetova served much better, they broke the opponent to 40 at 1:1. They could not hold that lead, but after 3:3 they won the opponent’s serve to 40. And it was enough, they finished the set at 5:4 from 30-40.
In the match tie-break the Hungarian-Russian pair broke the opponent five times, so it caused no trouble, that they lost the serve three times.
In Round 2 Timi and Veronika Kudermetova will meet Caroline Garcia and Nadia Podoroska.
The French player (born: 16 October 1993) is 153rd at the Doubles World Rankings with a career best position of 2nd (24 October 2016). So far Garcia has won 1 Grand Slam (2016: Roland Garros, Co: Kristina Mladenovic), 5 WTA Tour, 1 WTA125s and 2 ITF tournament in this genre.
The Argentine player (born: 10 February 1997) is 173rd, with a career best position of 111st (23 October 2017). So far Podoroska has won 1 WTA Tour and 7 ITFs in Doubles.