After a great battle defeat in singles in Dubai

After a great battle defeat in singles in Dubai

15/02/2015 – The Former World No 1, now 12th seed Jelena Jankovic won in three sets against Timi in the opening round of the 2 513 000 USD WTA tournament in Dubai.

The match lasted 2 hours 6 minutes. The Hungarian player and Kristina Mladenovic will play in doubles in Dubai, the first opponents are Darija Jurak and Oksana Kalashnikova.

 

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (2 513 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND
Jelena Jankovic (Serbian, 12)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:3, 4:6, 6:1

 

In the 45-minute first set the former World No 1 was better in almost all the way, she was the more accurate at the important moments. Jankovic began with a break, but Timi immediately broke back, then led 2:1. But after that the 29-year old Serbian star was the better, she broke the opponent twice.

 

At 5:3 Timi had a 40-15 lead, but she couldn’t hold the service game…

 

The 48-minute second set brought a great change. In the beginning, Timi won her opponent’s serve, then she saved break points. Then at 3:1 she broke again Jankovic, and after that she jumped to a 5:1 lead.

 

The former World No 1 won three games in a row, with one break. But after 5:4 Timi won her service game to 0, she finished the set with an ace.

 

Unfortunately the third set quickly decided … At 1:0 Timi lost her service game from 30-0, then at 3:0 she saved two break points, but the third was decisive. In the fifth game the Hungarian youngster broke Jankovic, but the Serbian player answered with another break. At 5:1 the former World No 1 won her service game to 40, she lived with the second match point.