07/09/2015 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic lost in 2 hour and 3 minutes against Lara Arruabarrena and Andreja Klepac in the 3rd round of the US Open.
|US OPEN (GRAND SLAM EVENT, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S DOUBLES, 3RD ROUND|
|Lara Arruabarrena, Andreja Klepac (Spanish, Slovenian, 15)-Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 3) 6:4, 4:6, 6:4|
“Today we did not play well. None of us … The opponent was better, they lived with their chances. I’m sad, I hoped for better results at the US Open. But unfortunately tennis is like that … “– said Timi.
Unfortunately, the third seed Hungarian-French double this time could not live with the chances. In the 34-minute first set they lost a total of three break points. At 2:1 they had two, at 2:3 they had one chance the won the opponent’s service ga,e. And it was crucial…Arruabarrena and Klepac broke the rival at 2:2, they used the second break point after 0-40.
And the Spanish-Slovenian duo won the tenth game, at 5:4 to 0…
The 41-minute second set brought a big change, this time the serve was not a huge “weapon”. Timi and Mladenovic twice came back from a break down, after 2:0, and 3:2.
Then, at 5:4 the Hungarian-French pair led 40-0 as a receiver, and they used the third chance.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of the final set Timi and Mladenovic quickly lost their service game, so they must fight for the survival. At 3:2 they had three break points, but without success.
The Spanish-Slovenian duo then won the opponent’s service game and led 5:2. Then the third seed pair broke the opponent and came back to 5:4.
But Arruabarrena and Klepac hold the next service game to 15, they finished the match easily.