Prematurely ending of the final…

Prematurely ending of the final…

17/08/2014 – The Hungarian-French duo must retired at 1:6, 0:2 because Mladenovic suffered with a back injury.

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN (2 567 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, FINAL
Raquel Kops-Jones, Abigail Spears (USA, 8)-Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 6) 6:1, 2:0 – Mladenovic retired

 

Unfortunately, the final was one-sided, the Hungarian-French duo had no chances. Similar to the previous two matches they didn’t served well, and this time they had problmes as a receivers. The American double lost only one rally in four games in the 20-minute first set.

 

Kops-Jones and Spears is ranked 5th in this year’s Doubles Race, and they had a 5:0 lead in the first set. Then Timi won her service game, but the opponent won the next game to 0.

 

At the beginning of the second set the Americans saved two break point, then again won the opponent’s service game. After that Mladenovic retired due to a back injury.

 

Few hours later Timi and her partner withdrew from the 710 000 USD tournament in New Haven.