Tashkent: victory in the doubles SF

Tashkent: victory in the doubles SF

September 4, 2017 - Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in action against Monica Niculescu and Su-Wei Hsieh (not pictured) at the 2017 US Open.

29/09/2017 – The Hungarian-Czech pair lost five games in the Uzbek capital.

 

TASHKENT OPEN (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL
Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 1)-Irina Khromacheva, İpek Soylu (Russian, Turkish) 6:2, 6:3

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes in Tashkent.

 

In the 29-minute first set the Hungarian-Czech pair broke the opponent to 40 after 1:0, but immediately lost that lead. Khromacheva and Soylu then leveled 2: 2, but after that Timi and her partner took the control of the semifinal.

 

In the sixth game, the Hungarian-Czechs pair broke the opponent to 40, then after 5:2, they broke to 30.

 

The second set did not turn much tighter. After 1:0, Timi and Hlaváčková won the opponent’s serve to 0, and this time they hold that lead. True, after 2:0, they saved two break points.

 

At 5:3, the Hungarian-Czech pair won their final service game to 30.

 

In January, Timi was the Champion in Sydney with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia), then remained unbeaten with Hlaváčková in Rabat (Morocco) and Quebec City (Canada). They were also finalists in Madrid (Spain).

 

In the final the Hungarian-Czech pair will meet Nao Hibino and Oksana Kalashnikova.

 

The Japanese player (born: 28 November, 1994) is 49th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 43rd (31 July, 2017). Up to now, Hibino has won 1 WTA and 4 ITFs in this genre: this year she remained unbeaten in Monterrey (Mexico, 25 000 USD, hard court, Co: Alicja Rosolska).

 

The Georgian player (born: 5 September, 1990) is 78th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 43rd (13 June, 2016). So far, Kalashnikova has won 4 WTA and 25 ITF tournaments in this genre: this year she was a Champion in Budapest (Hungary, 250 000 USD, indoor carpet, Co: Su-Wei Hsieh).