The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)
At 6-6 (against the Williams sisters),
Kirilenko and Petrova asked the umpire if there's a tiebreak.
I don't know a lot about doubles but I know that Kirilenko/Petrova won some tournaments and are one of the best 10 doubles team.
How is it possible that they don't know the rules for a Grand Slam match!?
They lead 4-1 and lost 7-9 and I don't think it was good for them that there were no tiebreak, especially because the momentum was their side until (let's say 6-6) and the info that there is no tiebreak probably affected them a bit.
I just want to ask you if this a specific case in doubles and the rules are not 100% clear because doubles are by far not as important as singles?
Or is that just a silly mistake from the russians?
What do you think?
Titel [Suicide T.]: Doha 2016, Gstaad 2016, Linz 2015, Marrakesch 2014, YEC 2014,
Rom 2013, Guangzhou 2013, Peking 2012 und Fes 2012
[TT]: ITF Cagnes-Sur-Mer 2011 und ITF Hechingen 2012
[TT D]: ITF Shrewsbury 2012 (mit Hapsara) und ITF Biarritz 2013 (mit Heinann)
[FITD]: Budapest 2013, s'Hertogenbosch 2016 und Peking 2016