02/06/2019 – The Hungarian-French pair lived much better with the chances after the opening set.
|ROLAND GARROS (42 600 000 EUR, GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, CLAY), WOMEN’S DOUBLES, ROUND 3|
|Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 2) – Anna-Lena Friedsam, Laura Siegemund (German) 4:6, 6:3, 6:3|
The match lasted 2 hour and 3 minutes in Paris.
“We can safely say that the first set was scattered, We didn’t feel the receiver’s games, and We had bad serving games. After that, however, We calm down, We started playing better. In the decisive set, the wing was giant, which handled better. Overall, it was a very big match! I am happy to win, because We have struggled for success! I’m happy to have another second week in a Grand Slam! “– said Timi.
|ROLAND GARROS (42 600 000 EUR, GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, CLAY), MIXED DOUBLES, ROUND 2|
|Shuai Zhang, John Peers (Chinese, Australian, 5)-Tímea Babos, Márton Fucsovics (Hungarian) 6:0, 6:4|
The match lasted 50 minutes.
Most importantly, Timi and Kiki Mladenovic continue their series which started last January! The Hungarian-French double reached the QF at least at a Grand Slam tournament for the sixth time in a row. Timi and her French partner won the 2018 Australian Open, then played in the QF at the Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Then they reached the final of the US Open and the 2019 Australian Open.
In the second game of the 43-minute first set, Timi and Kristina Mladenovic led 40-0 and had another break point, but without success. Friedsam and Siegemund rescued their game, then broke the opponent to 0.
The Hungarian-French couple came back strongly, winning the opponent’s serve to 30 and to 15, and led 30-15 after 4:2. Then came a huge twist. The German double won four games, twice broke to 30, and then finished th eset to 15, after 5:4.
The 37-minute second set brought a fundamental change. Timi and Kiki Mladenovic were much better off and appreciated the early breakthrough. The second seeds broke Friedsam and Siegemund after 2:1, then saved their game from 15-40.
In the eight game, the Germans saved two set points, but had no chance as a receivers. Timi and Kiki hold their serve to 15.
The decisive act brought another change. After 1:1, Timi and Kiki Mladenovic led twice with a break, but they immediately lost their games to 15. But the sequel was one-sided! The Hungarian-French double won the seventh game to 40, then brought their serve to 0. After that, Timi and Mladenovic broke to 15, so they reached the QF at the Roland Garros, again.