Wimbledon 2016: another smooth victory in doubles

Wimbledon 2016: another smooth victory in doubles

04/07/2016 – The 5th seed Hungarian-Kazakh pair broke the Japanese opponent four times in two sets.


Timea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 5)-Shuko Aoyama, Makoto Ninomiya (Japanese) 6:1, 6:3


The match lasted 52 minutes.


In the opening game of the first set Aoyama and Ninomiya saved a break point, but later, they did not really know what to do behind the serves. Timi and her partner played better and better, they served and received very well. The Hungarian-Kazakh pair broke the opponent three times: to 30, to 0, and after 5:1 to 15.


The second act still were not much more closely. Timi and Shvedova played well from the baseline and at the net, they gathered points with good solutions. The 5th seeds won the opponent’s serve in the second game, which practically finished that match.

The Japanese pair fought bravely, but had no chance for a turn-around. Timi and Shvedova served confidently, they saved no break point. In the last game, after 5:3 they lost no rally behind the serves.


The Hungarian-Kazakh duo’s next opponent will be Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez (UK, USA).


Konta is ranked 120th in doubles, her career best position was 95 (1 February 2016). So far, she has won 4 ITF event in this genre.


Sanchez is 68th in the world rankings, her career best position was 64 (2 May 2016). So far, she has won won 1 WTA and 16 ITF tournaments in doubles. This year, she was a finalist in Monterrey (Mexico, 250 000 USD, Co: Petra Martic).