22/12/2013 – Timi spent nearly four weeks in Nice Tennis Academy in South of France and she thinks, it was very useful before the 2014 season.
The World No 88 Hungarian player hopes she will be successful in the early part of the season due to hard work done in the last period.
The 20 -year-old tennis player spent a few days in Hungary, and will be traveling to Asia on Wednesday. Firstly she will start in, China (Shenzhen), then in Sydney and after that will come the first Grand Slam tournament of the new season , the Australian Open in Melbourne.
“I think it was a very useful preparation for the new season! I really enjoyed the outdoor work-outs , we had a good weather in France, I was able to play with good partners. I’m pleased, because I had few good test matches. In the first two weeks we concentrate absolutely for the endurance trainings, a lot of running and weight lifting fitness work-outs featured in the program. Then as we progressed, it was more tennis, more speed and more match practice” – Timi said.
The youngster spent almost the entire preparation in France, she did not mind it at all.
“As I mentioned earlier , there were ideal conditions. Good weather, lots of courts, good training partners, hilly area 😀 – Timi said, and continued: – Fortunately, I have not been sick any minute. I had tiny micoinjuries, because of the lot of work. So of course, I needed constant treatments, massages. But I think it’s normal in elite sport.”
Timea few weeks ago signed a contract with Volvo Hungary Kft , the V40 Cross Country gave very good “service” in the everyday life in France.
“Ohhh, it was very helpful. We lived 20 minutes away from the club, so every day I used the car several times. A real pleasure to drive. Once again thank you Volvo” – pinned down the World No 88 player.
Timi will spend the early part of Christmas in Sopron, but she will travel to China on 25th of December. Based on the entries she is the 18th player on the list of the 500 000 USD Shenzhen Open. The top seed will be the title holder Li Na, who won the 2011 Roland Garros and was twice the finalist at the Australian Open (2011, 2013). We also find among the Shenzhen players the world No 1 doubles player, Sara Errani (World No 7 in singles.
In the 2013 season Timi lost in the first round in singles against Stefanie Voegele in Shenzhen. The young Hungarian played in doubles also, with Mandy Minella, and they lost also in the first round.