13/08/2014 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic reached the quarterfinal in Cincinnati, after Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Karolina Pliskova retired in the tie-break of the first set.
The match ended after 56 minutes. The Hungarian-French duo will meet Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the last eight.
|WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN (2 567 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 6) – Klaudia Jans-Ignacik, Karolina Pliskova (Polish, Czech) 6 6 (6-6), Jans-Ignacik retired|
It was a difficult set for the Wimbledon finalists…The Polish-Czech double had twice a break advantage, they won twice the French player’s service game.
But Timi and Mladenovic came back, they saved a set point as a receiver at 6:5. After that they broke the rival. Int he tie-break the opponent had another set point at 6-5, but without success. And Jans-Ignacik suffered a leg injury and she must retired.
Int he quarterfinal Timi and Mladenovic will meet the first seed and World No 1 double of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. Int he Wimbledon final the Italians won 6:1, 6:3 against Timi and Mladenovic, they celebrated the career Grand Slam.