06/07/2016 – The 5th seed Hungarian-Kazakh duo won in a huge battle, in three sets in the last 16.
|WIMBLEDON (GRAND SLAM EVENT, GRASS), LADIES’ DOUBLES, 3RD ROUND|
|Timea Babos, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 5)-Johanna Konta, Maria Sanchez (UK, US) 4:6, 6:1, 7:5|
“Today I did not play very well. But We won, and this is a good chance to be better in the next round! Perhaps Slava were tired today after so many matches. Because of the earlier shoulder injury, I trained less before this match. But already My arm is better. Tomorrow will be a big game, We must be in good form”– Timi said.
The match lasted one hour and 59 minutes.
The Hungarian-Kazakh duo did not start well in the 36-minute first set, it was later proved to be decisive. Timi and Shvedova also lost the first service game, and they fought hard after 4:1. It succeeded, but after 4: 4 the British-American pair again played better. They broke Timi to 15, so they clinched the opening act.
Fortunately, the 37-minute second set had confirmed the odds! Timi and Shvedova served and received very well, they put pressure on the opponent. In the first game the Hungarian-Kazakh duo won the opponent’s serve to 30, and they repeated it two more times. In the sixth game Timi saved five break points, and it was very important.
The third and final set brought huge battle! Both pair served well, it was a little surprise. In the fourth game Konta and Sanchez saved a break point, then they hold their service games till 5:5.
After 6:5, Timi and Shvedova received very well, they reached two match points at 15-40. Timi hit a great return, and Shvedova finished the match at the net!
The fifth seeds will meet the title holder pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the quarter-final.
The 35-year-old Hingis was the World No1 in singles, and now she is ranked 1st in doubles. During her career, she has won 55 WTA and 1 ITF tournament in this genre. At the Grand Slam she was the Champion at the Australian Open in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2016, at Roland Garros in 1998 and 2000, at Wimbledon in 1996, 1998 and 2015, while at the US Open in 1998 and 2015. This year, she remained unbeaten in Brisbane (Australia, 1 million USD, hard courts), in Sydney (Australia, 753 000 USD, hard court), at the Australian Open (Australia, 14 835 728 USD, hard court), at St. Petersburg (Russia, 753 000 USD, indoor) and in Rome (Italy, 2 707 664 USD, clay). All time with Mirza.
The 29-year-old, also World No1 player from India has won so far 37 WTA and 4 ITF tournament. She triumphed in three Grand Slam in WD, last year at Wimbledon and the US Open, while this seasonat the Australian Open, every time with Hingis.