US Open 2019: rainy match and victory in Round 3

US Open 2019: rainy match and victory in Round 3

02/09/2019 – The bad weather could not stop the Hungarian-French pair.

US OPEN (57 238 700 USD, GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S DOUBLES, ROUND 3
Tímea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 1)-Anna Kalinskaya, Yulia Putintseva (Russian, Kazakh) 6:3, 6:2

 

The match lasted 60 in New York.

 

In the 31-minute opening act the first seeds led 5:0, breaking the opponent twice to 15. Kalinskaya and Putintseva saved their serve in the sixth from 15-30, and lost no rally in the next two games.

 

After 5:3, Timi served for the set, winning to 30. So the first act ended.

 

At the beginning of the second set the Hungarian-French pair broke to 40, and after 2:1 there was a longer forced rain break. In the sequel, the Russian-Kazakh pair won the opponent’s served to 0, but after 2:2 they had no chance.

 

At the beginning of the second set the Hungarian-French pair broke to 40, and after 2:1 there was a longer forced rain break. In the sequel, the Russian-Kazakh pair won the opponent’s served to 0, but after 2:2 they had no chance.

 

Timi and Kiki Mladenovic lost a total of four rallies in the next four games, breaking to 0 and then to 15. The last game was also won to 15 by last year’s finalists.

 

The 1st seeds will be Victoria Azarenka and Ashleigh Barty, the champion of last year’s with Coco Vandeweghe.

 

The Belarusian player (born: 31 July, 1989) is 26th in the World Rankings and has a career best position of 7th (7 July, 2008). Azarenka has won 8 WTA Tour and 3 ITF competitions so far: was finalist in 2008 (with Shahar Peer) and 2011 (with Maria Kirilenko) at the Australian Open and in 2009 (with Elena Vesnina) at the Roland Garros.

 

Barty (born: 24 April, 1996) is 9th in the World Rankings in the doubles with a career best position of 5th (21 May, 2018). The Australian player has so far won 10 WTA Tour and 9 ITF events in this genre. She was a finalist with Casey Dellacqua in the 2013 season at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and in 2017 at the Roland Garros.