02/09/2017 – The Hungarian-Brazilian pair broke the opponent a total of four times.
|US OPEN (GRAND SLAM EVENT, 50 400 000 USD, HARD COURT), MIXED DOUBLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos, Bruno Soares (Hungarian, Brazil, 4)-Sofia Kenin, Michael Mmoh (American) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 46 minutes in New York.
The Hungarian player and her experienced Brazilian partner started off with great success, behind the serves and as receivers. Timi and the three-time Grand Slam winner in the Mixed Doubles (Australian Open: 2016, US Open: 2012, 2014) Soares played well, the opponent made their job difficult only at the beginning.
In the 22-minute first set, Kenin and Mmoh kept the pace till 2:2, but the sequel was smooth. Timi and Soares broke the opponent in the fifth game to 30, then after 4:2 to 15. At the end of the opening act, the fourth seed pair hold their service game to 0.
The second set was even smoother. The Hungarian-Brazilian pair did not lose a rally behind the serves. By the time Timi and Soares broke the opponent to 40 and 15, led 4:0. Then Kenin and Mmoh also won two games, but only extended the duration of the match.
The next opponent of Timi and Soares will be Raluca Olaru and Nikola Mektić.
Olaru, (born: 3 March, 1989), is 32rd in the world ranking, this is her career best position. Up to now, she has won 7 WTA and 15 ITF tournaments in doubles. This year she remained unbeaten with Olga Savchuk in Hobart (Australia, 250 000 USD, hard court) and with Irina-Camelia Begu in Bucharest (Romania, 250 000 USD, clay).
Mektić, who was born on 24 December 1988, is also 32rd in the world rankings, with a career best position of 31st (31 July 2017). He has won 2 ATPs this year with Brian Baker, in Memphis (United States, 693 425 USD, indoor) and in Budapest (540 310 USD, clay).