2017-04-25 – Timi and Çağla Büyükakçay came back from a break down in both sets.
|TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Tímea Babos, Çağla Büyükakçay (Hungarian, Turkish) -Alexandra Cadantu, Cosnelia Lister (Romanian, Swedish) 6:2, 6:1|
The match lasted 62 minutes in Istanbul.
Timi and her partner did not really start well in the 34-minute first set. Both players lost their opening service game to 40. But fortunately, the Hungarian-Turkish double broke back in on both occasions, and after 3:2, they won the opponent’s serve to 30.
Timi and Çağla Büyükakçay hold the next service game to 15, then they used the third set point at 5:2.
Cadantu and Lisner started the second set with another break, but later, they could not stop the rival. Timi and Büyükakçay were very convincing, they broke the opponent to 0, to 15, and to 40. They won the last game to 30.
The next opponent of Timi and Büyükakçay will be Mariana Duque-Marino and Andreea Mitu.
The Colombian player (born: 11 August, 1989) is ranked 161st in the world rankings, her career best position was with 100th (8 July, 2013). Duque-Marino has won 1 WTA and 13 ITF competitions in this genre. This year, she was finalist in Acapulco (Mexico, 250 000 USD, hard court, co: Veronica Cepede-Royg).
The Romanian player (born: 22 September, 1991) is 124th in the world ranking, her career best position was 69th (24 October, 2016). Up to now she has won 2 WTA and 13 ITF competitions. Last year, she remained unbeaten in Istanbul with Turkey’s Ipek Soylu.
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