17/09/2020 – The match tie-break decided.
|INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA (2 098 290 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, ROUND 2|
|Asia Muhammad, Arina Rodionova (USA, Australian)-Tímea Babos, Shuai Zhang (Hungarian, Chinese, 2) 6:4, 2:6, 10-5|
The match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes in Rome.
In the 38-minute first set the Hungarian-Chinese pair led 4:0, breaking twice to 40. Then came a complete turn-around. In the fifth game Muhammad and Rodionova hold the serve to 40, then broke the opponent twice to 30, and after 5:4 to 0.
In te 32-minute second set Timi and Zhang again led to 4:0, breaking to 15 and 30. Muhammad and Rodionova came back to 4:2, when the 2nd seeds broke them to 30, then winning their serve to 0.
The US-Australian pair dominated the match tie-break, winning 6 receiver’s point.