Rome: winning start in doubles

Rome: winning start in doubles

17/05/2018 – The Hungarian-French pair lost a total of three games.

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA (2 703 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, ROUND 2
Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 3)-Sara Errani, Martina Trevisan (Italian) 6:0, 6:3

 

The match lasted 57 minutes in Rome.

 

In the 20-minute first set the Hungarian-French pair played very well, but there were close games. Timi and Kristina Mladenovic won their opponents serve to 0, 30, then after 5:0 to 40. They hold their first and second service games to 40, then to 0.

 

At the beginning of the second act, Errani and Trevisan broke their opponents to 15, but immediately lost their serve. Then Timi and her partner had several chances for another break, but lived with the opportunity after 4:3.

 

In the end, the Hungarian-French duo hold their serve to 30.

 

In the QF Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet Sorana Cirstea and Jelena Ostapenko.

 

The Romanian player (born: 7 April, 1990) is 147th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 35 (9 March, 2009). Cirstea has won 4 WTA Tour and 9 ITF events in doubles.

 

The Latvian player (born: 8 June, 1997) is 50th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 32  (19 June 2017). Ostapenko has so far won 3 WTA Tour and 8 ITF tournaments in this genre. This year she won the Doha competition (Qatar, 3 173 000 USD, hard court. Co: Gabriela Dabrowski).