02/06/2021 – The meeting was decided in two sets.
|ROLAND GARROS (38 000 000 EUR, CLAY), WOMEN’S DOUBLES, ROUND 1:|
|Petra Martić, Shelby Rogers (Croatian, USA)-Tímea Babos, Vera Zvonareva (Hungarian, Russian, 7) 7:6 (7-5), 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes in Paris.
Throughout the 57-minute first set, the Hungarian-Russian pair led and was confident behind the serves. Timi and her partner made it 40-40 several times as a receiver, then to a set ball at 6:5. Unfortunately, the opponent blocked this opportunity, so came the tie-break.
The Hungarian-Russian double led 2-1, then 4-2 with a receiving point, but in the end the Croatian-American double gained a set advantage. And that decisively determined the sequel …
As the overture to the second set, Martić and Rogers saved their serve from a break ball and then pulled it to 5:1 lead, winning their opponent’s serve twice. The Hungarian-Russian pair led to 40-15 both times … Timi and Zvonareva broke then, then came up to 3:5, but after that they didn’t win a ball.