Tennis: Babos reached the last 16 in Adelaide

Tímea Babos, with Kristina Mladenovic by her side, reached the top 16 in doubles at the Women’s Tennis Championships in Adelaide.

Timea Babos started the year with a win (Photo: AFP, Archives)

The two-time WTA world champion and four-time Grand Slam winner Hungarian and French pair easily beat American and Russian duo Alison Riske Amritraj and Anzelina Jabogeva in just 46 minutes. Babousek’s next challenger will be American duo Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend, who are ranked sixth.

Bondar, ranked 77 in the world rankings, successfully beat Italian Jasmine Paolini in the first round of singles qualifiers, but lost to top seed Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina (39), in two sets, in a. hour-long match. At the same time, she is still interested in the duet: she is competing against Georgian Oksana Kalashnikova and will face Belarusian duo Ledziga Marozava and Arina Zapalenka in the Final Eight.

WTA 500 Championship, Adelaide ($826,837, Saab)
Doubles, first round (for last 16)

Babos, Timea, Kristina Mladenovic (Hungarian, French) – Alison Riske Amritraj, Anzelina Jabogeva (American, Russian) 6: 1, 6: 0

Singles, Qualifiers, Round 2 (for access to the main draw)
Anhelina Kalinina (Ukrainian, 1st) – Anna Bondar 6:1, 6:1

Singles, first round (to reach the round of 16)
Andreescu (Canadian) – Muguruza (Spain) 0:6, 7:6 (7-3), 6:1
Kanepi (Estonia) – Szasznovic (BEL) 4:6, 6:1, 6:4

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