06/07/2017 – The Hungarian-Czech pair back from a break down in the second set.
|WIMBLEDON 2017 (GRAND SLAM EVENT, 31 600 000 GBP, GRASS), LADIES’ DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 4)-Katie Boulter, Katie Swan (UK) 6: 2, 7: 5|
The match lasted 1 hour 12 minutes at Wimbledon.
The Hungarian-Czech double started well in the 28-minute first set: in the opening game, they the opponent’s serve to 40. Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková were well organized and after 3: 1 they broke the local pair to 30.
At 5:2, the Hungarian-Czech double won their service game to 15. They smoothly finished the opening act.
The second set was tight, the British pair held up very well. Boulter and Swan surprised their rival with a break to 30, then led to 4: 1. Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková broke back in the seventh game, winning to 15 (4:4).
At the end of the set, after 5: 5, the Hungarian-Czech double broke the Brits after a great battle to 40, using the second chance. Then Timi and her partner did not lose a rally behind the serves.
The next opponent – in the R2 – will be Lesley Kerkhove and Lidziya Marozava.
The Dutch player (born: 4 November, 1991) is placed 109th in the world rankings, and her career best position was 101. (3 April, 2017). Kerkhove has won 9 ITFs in this genre. This year, she remained unbeaten in Zhuhai (China, 60 000 USD-ITF, hard court, Co: Marozava).
The Belarusian player (born: 8 October, 1992) is ranked 102rd, her career best position was 88 (22 August, 2016). So far, she has won 16 ITF tournaments in doubles. This year, despite the Chinese success, she remained unbeaten in Essen (Germany, 25,000 USD-ITF, clay, Co: Carolin Daniels).
The Dutch-Belarus pair has came as a lucky loser from the Wimbledon qualies. In the 1st round, Kerkhove and Marozava won 6:2, 4:6, 7:5 against the doubles of Alla Kudryavtseva and Alexandra Panova (Russian).