12/01/2020 – Timi advanced to the main draw as a Lucky Loser and will meet the World No22 Dayana Yastremska.
|ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL (848 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND 2|
|Viktorija Golubic (Swiss, 6)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 6) 6:4, 6:7 (4-7), 6:4|
The match lasted 2 hour and 33 minutes.
In the 46-minute first set, Golubic broke twice to 40 and pulled to 4:1. The Hungarian player then fought hard, won her opponent’s serve to 40 and then had two breakballs. In the eighth game, Golubic saved her serve from 15-40, and won her game to 15, after 5:4.
The 51-minute second set brought an even closer fight. After 1:1, Golubic took a break advantage, and in the fifth game she had a break point for 4:1. Timi defended her serve and then broke to 15.
The Swiss player in the next game did not lose a ball as a receiver but immediately lost her serve to 15. In the next few minutes, Golubic and Timi won the serves easily, and the tie-break came.
In the tie-break the Swiss player started with a break point, and then Timi “brought” three minibreaks, leading 5-2. Golubic came back with two receiving points and then her opponent won two break points.
In the final act, Timi made a breakthrough for 3:1, and had a break chance for 4:1. But she lost that game and then her serve in a big battle. The Hungarian player again won the serve of her opponent, but unfortunately did not win the ball behind the serve. After 4:4, Golubic brought her serve to 15 and then broke to 40 by saving Timi’s game point.
Timi a szombati 5 után vasárnap 10 védhetetlen adogatást vágott a selejtezőben. A 26 éves magyar játékos néhány nappal ezelőtt jelentette be, hogy az Adelaide-ben és az Australian Openen ütött ászainként 100 dollárral támogatja az ausztráliai tűzvény áldozatait. Michael Joyce edző és Maciej Ryszczuk fiziós 25-25 dollárt adományoz Timi védhetetlen ritörnjei után.
After the match it turned out that the Hungarian player advance to the main draw as a Lucky loser. Timi’s opponent will be Dayana Yastremska.
A 2000. május 15.-én született ukrán játékos 22. a világranglistán, ez karriercsúcs. Jasztremszka eddig 3 WTA Tour- és 3 ITF-versenyt nyert egyesben.