31/05/2015 – Timi and Alexander Peya won in two sets in the second round of the Mixed Doubles against Abigail Spears and Scott Lipsky at the French Open.
The match lasted 71 minutes. The Hungarian-Austrian duo’s opponent in the quarter-final will be the pair of Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski at the Roland Garros.
|FRENCH OPEN (PARIS, GRAND SLAM EVENT, CLAY), MIXED DOUBLES, 2ND ROUND
|Timea Babos, Alexander Peya (Hungarian, Austrian, 7)-Abigail Spears, Scott Lipsky (USA) 7:6 (7-5), 6:3|
“It was an interesting day. With a lot of rain, but fortunately we clearly absolved the match. I enjoy the Mixed Doubles, Alex is a good partner. I am pleased that I broke the “curse” of the Court No 2, and I was able to win a match on it this year: I have a day off tomorrow, but I’m going to continue the preparation for the grass. Many fitness, tennis and workout, a little bit different from the clay court preparation”– said Timi.
In the 43-minute first set Timi and her partner twice had a lead of a break (4:2, 5:3), but both times the opponent clinging back. And the tie-break brought a new script.
Spears and Lipsky led 4-2 with a break, but Timi and Peya came back. But the American pair led again with a break (5-4). Fortunately the Hungarian-Austrian pair won two rally as a receiver, then they finished the set.
At the beginning of the second set, the American duo led 1:0, and they had a total of 4 break points after 0-40. But Timi and Peya saved the game, then they broke the rival.
This advantage has already been enough! At 5:3 the 7th seed pair broke again the opponent to 40, so they closed the match.
The Hungarian-Austrian duo’s next opponent will be two true doubles specialist again.
The 30-year old Hradecka is currently ranked 28th, her career best was 4 (22 October 2012) as well. So far, she has won 18 WTA and 34 ITF women’s doubles competition. She was a finalist 4 times in Women’s Doubles at a Grand Slam event, she celebrated twice with Andrea Hlavackova. The Czech duo was a champion at the Roland Garros (2011) and US Open (2013). Hradecka already won the Roland Garros (2013) in Mixed Doubles with Frantisek Cermak.
The 34-year old Marcin Matkowski is ranked 19th, his career best was 7 (9 July 2012). So far, he has won 16 ATP tournament. He was a finalist at the US Open in Men’s Doubles in 2011 with Mariusz Fyrstenberg, and in Mixed Doubles in 2012 with Kveta Peschke.