Unexpected ending in doubles

Unexpected ending in doubles

The effort of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka is over at the Australian Open. The second seeded pair in doubles was defeated by Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) and Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 5:7, 6:3, 3:6.

Czech players started well, led 2:0 and had other break point, but forty-two years Kimiko Date-Krumm with thirty years Arantxa Parra Santonja looked in a relaxed and that was their biggest advantage. They got into the match again and won the first set. In the second set during unpleasant wind the Czech pair play much better, but the third deciding set they didn´t manage and experienced veterans could celebrate the victory after 130 minutes.

“It turns out, that when someone has a week of life as Kimiko Date-Krumm, then she is in a relaxed also in doubles. I have to consider that it just wasn´t our day. I didn´t feel confidence in rear rally and Lucie at the net. We´re sorry, but sometimes you have to lose some game in order to win some other. And even the best cannot win all the time,” Andrea said sadly.

Andrea can make her mood better partially in mix. She will play in mix on Saturday around 12 CET when she with Daniele Braccialim will measure forces in the main Rod Laver arena with a home pair Cassey Dellacqua, John-Patrick Smith. “Our game is following the match of Roger Federer and Tomic, what will certainly be a nice experience,” Andrea added.

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