03/08/2016 – The Hungarian Olympic pair lost just three games in the semifinal in Florianopolis.
|BRASIL CUP TENNIS (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Timea Babos, Jani Reka (Hungarian, 3)-Monserrat Gonzalez, Ana Sofia Sanchez (Paraguayian, Mexican) 6:2, 6:1|
“It was a very hard day, that’s for sure. I am glad that this time I managed to beat Ostapenko! It was a difficult match after the first, very strange set. I lost it, I was a bit angry with myself too. What is the most important, then I managed to pull Myself up, and finally managed to win. We played well all week in doubles, I’m happy, that I can play a little with Réka” – said Timi after a day, when she again played two matches and won both of them.
The doubles match lasted 51 minutes.
The Hungarian duo played confidently in the semifinal, gave no chance for the opponent. In the 28-minute first set, Timi and Réka Jani led 4:1 with two breaks, and 40-0 behind the serve. But the opponent broke, it gave them a little hope. In the nexg game, the 3rd seed pair broke again, then finished the opening act.
The second set was also one-sided. Timi and Réka Jani broke the South American pair early, and they easily hold that lead. At 2:0, Gonzalez and Sanchez saved three break points, but after that, the Hungarian pair lost no further game.
This season Timi reached the final of a doubles event for the third time, after Miami and Wimbledon. So far, she has won 10 WTA Tour and 1 WTA-125 title in this genre.
The Hungarian duo’s opponent in Thursday’s final will be Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok.
Lyudmila Kichenok is ranked 80th, her career best position was 52 (27 July 2015). So far, she has won 1 WTA and 27 ITF events in doubles.
Nadiia Kichenok is ranked 78th, her career best position was 58 (19 October 2015). So far, she has won 1 WTA and 23 ITF doubles tournaments.
This year, the Ukrainian twins remained unbeaten in Irapuato (Mexico, 25 000 USD, hard court).