Quebec: Timi is finalist in doubles, too

Quebec: Timi is finalist in doubles, too

16/09/2017 – The Hungarian-Czech pair won in two sets, again.

 

COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE (250 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL
Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 1)-María Irigoyen, Camilla Rosatello (Argentine, Italian) 6:3, 6:2

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes in Quebec City.

 

“It is a gentle day: two semifinals, two wins! I’m very happy about this! I served well against Šafářová, I needed it. At the beginning, I did not „feel” her serves, I could not win a point in her first four game. Then I started to “read” her shots, and I had a set a set point at 6:5. Then We played a very crazy tie-break, that I managed to win. This was very important for the fate of the semifinal. The second set was also interesting, in which Lucie had a chance at the beginning. Then I turned around an important game, and after that I broke her. I was able to keep the advantage as well. At 5:3 I had four matchballs, but Lucie played very well in this situation. In the next game I finally finished the match. I’m really happy, this is a big win! Then I wanted to playe doubles. I think that was so good. It is likely that Sunday will be the same. Now regeneration is the most important. I’m waiting for the two finals” – said Timi.

 

The surprisingly short, just over half an hour rest was asked by the Hungarian player after the singles semifinal, but she eventually overcame this with her Czech counterpart.

 

The 33-minute first set was interesting, as Timi and Hlaváčková led to 3:0, by saving the opening service game from 15-40, then the second from 30-40. In the fourt game, they came back again from 15-40, then got two break points.  They saved their own serve, and broke the opponent again.

 

After 5:1, the Argentine-Italian pair broke to 30, then hold their serve from 30-40. Then, after 5:3, the Hungarian-Czech pair led 40-15, and won that game to 40.

 

At the beginning of the second set, both pair lost their service game, then Timi and Hlaváčková won their own serve from 0-40, at 1:2. After that, the Hungarian-Czech team broke the opponent to 40, then to 30. The last game did not turn out easily, but eventually Timi and her partner won this game to 40. So, they reached the Quebec final.

 

The first seed pair will meet on Sunday, Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine (both Canadian).

 

Andreescu, (born: 16 June, 2000), is 242th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 203 (14 August, 2017). Up to now, she has won 1 ITF tournament in this genre.

Branstine, (born: 9 September, 2000) is 344th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 341st (28 August, 2017).