2 out of 2!!! Timi is Champion in Doubles at Birmingham

2 out of 2!!! Timi is Champion in Doubles at Birmingham

17/06/2012 – The Hungarian player and Su Wei Hsieh caused a sensation against the World No1 pair.


Timea Babos, Su Wei Hsieh (Hungarian, Taiwanese)-Liezel Huber, Lisa Raymond (USA, 1), 7:5, 6:7 (2-7), 10-8


“I’m very, very happy that We managed to win against such a good pair !!! I played well! Su Wei Hsieh started a bit sleepy, but then she swung quickly. There have been difficult moments in the match, there were up-and-downs, but I think, the crowd have seen a top-class final. We had rallies, which We should have played better in the two tie-breaks, but on the grass the success depends on little things. The final tie-break also showed it, because We were the better pair after 4-8, I hit two great serves after 7-8, gave Us match point. Then I got a serve on My forehand, and to hit a pass shot. Sometimes errors occurred, but it is natural, because everyone wants to offer their best. Earlier this week, I was not as good in singles, because hardly prepare for the grass. But now I was much better. The next week I can play freely, because in Eastbourne singles I have nothing to lose against Safarova” – said Timi.


No exaggeration to say, the opponents in the final are the legends of the sport. nts. Even if they are not in the top3 of the leaderboard: Raymond is 6th with 78 WTA trophies, while Huber is 15th with 52 WTA doubles titles.


In the first set We record only break points til 4:4, when came the first big surprise. The Hungarian-Taiwanese pair broke the opponent, but Timi immediately lost her own serve…Huber and Raymond have felt it, this could be a turning point, but fortunately it did not happen! In the next game, Timi and Hsieh broke the opponent, then the Taiwanese player hold her service game. So, it was 7:5 after 42 minutes.


The sequel was developed more closely. Although in the fourth game the opponent won again Timi’s serve, but the Hungarian-Taiwanese pair came back. They equalized, and after 5:6, they saved a set point.


The tie-break was smooth, Huber and Raymond won it easily.


So came the Champion’s Tie-break. Timi and Hsieh jumped to a 4-0 lead, but it was not lasted long. The much more experienced opponent came back strongly, won 8 (!) rallies in a row. Buti t was not enough, came a miracle! Timi and Hsieh played fantastic tennis and they won 6 rallies, with them they became the Champions.


Csaba Babos, Timi’s father said, that maybe it was the best doubles match of the Hungarian youngster’s career. The second set was also good for the Hungarian-Taiwanese pair and the match was decided with the fantastic pass shot by Timi.