08/07/2016 – Timi will play for the third time in the final: in 2014 she reached the last match with Kristina Mladenovic, while last year with Alexander Peya.
|WIMBLEDON (GRAND SLAM EVENT, GRASS), LADIES’ DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Timea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 5)-Raquel Atawo, Abigail Spears (USA, 10) 6:4, 6:2|
“Of course We are very happy with the victory. Today, We started slowly, but We gathered ourselves together. And then we won nine games in a row, so We have won. Once again it was a great experience, that We could played on the Court 1, which was again full of supporters. Tomorrrow, come the Center Court :)” – said Timi.
The match lasted 1 hour 14 minutes.
On Thursday Timi and Shvedova celebrated a great victory against the title holder and World No1 pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, and on Friday they played for the final. On the other side of the net stood two doubles specialist, Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears.
In the 45-minute first set the US-pair started much better, they broke Timi and Shvedova. They jumped to a 4:1, but after that came the big turn-around.
In the seventh game Timi and Shvedova broke the opponent to 0, then they hold their own service. And came the decisive game! Atawo and Spears fought bravely, but they couldn’t stop the opponent. The Hungarian-Kazakh pair broke to 40, then they won the next game to 40. Timi saved two break points, behind the serves.
The second set was already clear !!! Timi and Shvedova served and received very well: they broke the US-pair twice to 15. Then they have not really had to worry.
After 4:1, the Hungarian youngster and Shvedova hold their service game to 15, then to 0. And came the big celebration, they wom the semifinal relatively easily.
The Hungarian-Kazakh duo’s opponent in the final will be Serena Williams and Venus Williams. In the last four the US-pair won 7:6, 6:4 against Julia Goerges and Karolina Pliskova.
In recent times the Williams Sisters has been rarely plays doubles, so they are ranked only 251st. But few years ago, they were both World No1s in this genre, also.
Serena Williams has won 22, while Venus Williams has won 21 WTA doubles events. The Sisters has multiple Champions in all four Grand Events: they won at the Australian Open in 2001, 2003, 2009 and 2010, at Roland Garros in 1999 and 2010, at Wimbledon in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012, and at the US Open in 1999 and 2009. Serena and Venus Williams remained unbeaten at the Olympics in 2000, 2008 and 2012.