Pavlyuchenkova won a great battle

Pavlyuchenkova won a great battle

08/04/2017 – The three time Monterrey champion came back from a break down in the final set.


Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russian, 2)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 5) 6:2, 3:6, 7:5


The match lasted 2 hour 1 minute in Monterrey.

“It is a pity, therefore, for the match! Also because I played well all week. The quarter-final was a good and great battle” – said Timi.


Very little was missing for Timi to finish with a success in her thitd QF in Monterrey. In the most part of the second and third she played well, she hit 14 aces, fought well. But unfortunately at the end, Pavlyuchenkova also played very well, had a bit of luck and celebrated the triumph.


At the beginning of the 29-minute first set, the Hungarian player kept the rhythm, but after 2:1 has clearly dominated the match. Pavlyuchenkova served and received well, she broke her rival to 30 and 40. And at 5:2, she hold her service game to 15.


At the beginning of the 38-minute second set, the players served well, but after 3:3 came the big change. Timi played extremely precisely and efficiently. She hold her service game to 0, then led 15-40 as a receiver. And she broke to opponent with the second chance, then hold her serve to 15.


The beginning of the final set is well founded. The Hungarian player won the Russian opponent’s serve to 40, after 40-15, then led 2:0 and 40-0. She had three break points to 3:0, but she couldn’t lived with the chances. And it was crucial, unfortunately.


Pavlyuchenkova came back strongly, she broke Timi 15, then jumped to a 4:3 lead. The Hungarian player improved, she hold the next two sercive games, and it was 5:5.


The Russian star hold her serve to 30, then the next game brought a big battle. Timi had two chances for the tie-break, but without success. Then, she claimed an out at the end of the next rally, but the chair umpire said, it was good. Pavlyuchenkova reached the match ball, and she finished the quarter-final with a straight line backhand.