02/05/2016 – On Monday, it turned out that Lara Arruabarrena and Sara Errani will stand on the other side of the net.
Timi and Yaroslava Svedova was seeded 3rd in the Mutua Madrid Open, so they got first-round Bye. On Monday, it turned out that Lara Arruabarrena and Sara Errani will be the opponent.
The Spanish-Italian pair on Monday won 6:4, 6:3 against Su-Wei Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova (Taiwanese, Georgian).
The 24-year old Arruabarrena is ranked 32nd in doubles, her career best position was 28 (22 February 2016). So far, she has won 6 WTA and 8 ITF event. This year, she remained unbeaten in Bogota (Colombia, 250 000 USD, clay, Co: Tatjana Maria).
The 29-year old Errani is in 29th place, but her career best was 1 (10 September, 2012). So far, she has won 25 WTA and 6 ITF tournament. She triumphed at 5 Grand Slam events with Roberta Vinci. This year she was a finalist in Doha (Qatar, 2 517 250 USD, hard court, Co: Carla Suarez Navarro).
Timi and Svedova this year was a finalist in Miami (United States, 6 844 139 USD, hard court) and reached the last four at Indian Wells (United States, 6 134 605 USD, hard court).