28/05/2021 This will their first tournament in this season.
In the last two years, Tímea Babos has been able to celebrate at the Roland Garros with her French partner Kristina Mladenovic, but this year she will start with a Russian player – but one of the best duo in the world will reunite at Wimbledon.
She said goodbye in the second round of the qualifiers in Singles, but in Doubles important tasks await Tímea Babos at the Roland Garros. The MTK-athlete has been able to lift the Paris trophy high on the side of Kristina Mladenovic of France for the past two years, but this year “Kiki” didn’t want to pair – at least that’s why they haven’t competed together so far this season. But Babos betrayed the Nemzeti Sport, the double will reunite at Wimbledon.
“She asked me and I told her I didn’t have a fixed plan because Vera Zvonareva had predicted that she had already discussed the entry with Laura Siegemund of Germany, so I couldn’t continue with her. Because the entry deadline is close and in such a short time it would have been difficult to find someone who also understands that I am specifically looking for a partner for a single grass court event, Wimbledon, so I said yes to Kiki” – Babos said.
The 28-year-old tennis player originally planned the year with Russian Veronika Kudermetova, but the Russian Tennis Federation intervened, so Kudermetova’s compatriot, 36-year-old Vera Zvonareva, “stayed” as a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles.
“Kudermetova wanted to play with me, but after lobbying Yelena Vesnina, the Russian federation practically ordered Vesnina as a partner for Roland Garros, not with me. I’m sorry that’s how it turned out. The competition with Zvonareva in Belgrade did not go well, but I am confident that we can improve in Paris” – Babos added.
As we approached the Tokyo Olympics, the question arose as to whether she would start in a mixed doubles with Martin Fucsovics at Roland Garros, and we also found out the answer: “Unfortunately not. I wanted to, but he didn’t. There is nothing to do, of course I respect his decision, although I do not necessarily agree with it.”