24/05/2015 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet the pair of Marina Erakovic and Heather Watson.
The Hungarian-French double have been seeded in 3rd place.
Timi celebrated her career and Hungary’s besr ranking position in Women’s Doubles: she is 11th after last week’s Rome triumph. Mladenovic is ranked 5th. The Hungarian-French pair is ranked 3rd in the Doubles Race. They celebrated three tournament triumphs (Dubai, Marrakech, Rome) and they played in the semifinal in Sydney and Miami.
The 27-year old Erakovic is ranked 42nd in doubles, her career best position was 25 (24 June 2013). So far, she has won 6 WTA and 8 ITF tournament in this genre. In the 2011 season she was a semifinalist at Wimbledon in Women’s Doubles, while in 2013 (Co: Cara Black) and 2014 (Co: Arantxa Parra Santonja) reached the last eight at Roland Garros. This year, she played in the quarter-final in Charleston (United States, 731 000 USD, clay, Co: Andrea Petkovic).
The 23-year old Watson is ranked 100, her career best was 45 (15 April 2013). So far, she has won 3 WTA and 1 ITF event in this genre. This year she was a semifinalist in Hobart (Australia, 250,000 USD, clay, Co: Alja Tomljanovic).
The Erakovic-Watson duo started together once this year, they lost in the 2nd round in Dubai.
Six years ago at Roland Garros Timi and Watson played in the Junior Girl’s Doubles final.