05/07/2014 – Timi and Kristina Mladenovic lost in two sets against the second seed Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the Ladies’ Doubles final at Wimbledon.
The match lasted 55 minutes.
|THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON, GRAND SLAM EVENT, GRASS), LADIES’ DOUBLES, FINAL|
|Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci (Italian, 2)-Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French, 14) 6:1, 6:3|
“The opponent played very well today, we had no chance of winning. We perhaps played less well, especially the serve was not as effective as in recent matches. But of course I’m happy, it was a great experience to play a final at the Center Court! Errani and Vinci today, played almost perfect tennis, it was hard to find a chance against them. They had very good returns, put us under pressure, and we unfortunately not treated it well. Our baseline performance was not as good, as we want, they treated our services almost perfectly, they had great points at the net. All praise to the Italian double, they prepared extremely well for this final and we can only congratulate them. Today, they were better, but we hope that soon they will congratulate us. Overall, it was a good two week in doubles and mixed. In singles I must go forward, building on doubles successes. Next week I have another tournament, but I want to enjoy the next two days that I was a finalist at Wimbledon. Thanks for your support, and I look forward to the future with Kiki”– Timi said.
Unfortunately, the final was a one-sided match…Errani and Vinci lived with almost all the small and major errors of the opponent. Timi and Kiki Mladenovic fought until the last minute, but this time they didn’t played as well, as in the earlier rounds.
The much more experienced Italian duo dominated the 27-minute first set, they immediately broke Timi, then at 3:0 they won the service game of Kristina Mladenovic.
Then came Errani and a little hope … Timi and her partner won the opponent’s serve, although the Italian duo had a 40-15 lead. Unfortunately it did not brought a turning point, because Errani and Vinci again won three games in a row, so they quickly finished the first set.
The second set was more closely, but the Italians again took advantage of Timi’s service game. Errani and Vinci broke the young Hungarian at 3:2. The second seeds had a 40-0 lead, then they lived with the third chance.
After that Vinci and Errani played well, they quickly jumped for a 5:2 lead. Timi and Mladenovic won the next game, but in the last game they only won two rallies.