Against Barthel again

Against Barthel again

25/04/2015 – On Saturday, the main draw was made for the 250 000 USD WTA tournament in Marrakech: Timi will meet the fifth seed Mona Barthel in the opening round.

On April 6 the German player won against Timi 6:3, 6:3 in the first round in Charleston.

 

Barthel is ranked 39th, while her Hungarian opponent is ranked 88th.

 

The 24-year old German player’s career best was 23 (18 March 2013). So far, she has won 3 WTA and 5 ITF events in singles. She played a total of 4 finals at the WTA Tour: she celebrated in 2012 in Hobart, in 2013 in Paris, and in 2014 in Bastad.

 

The German player has not yet achieved outstanding results in Grand Slam tournaments: the best was the third round at the Australian Open (2012, 2014), and at Roland Garros (2013).

 

This season Barthel reached the quarter-final in Antwerp (Belgium, 731,000 USD, carpet). In the second round she won against the World No7 Eugenie Bouchard (4:6, 6:1, 6:2), then lost against Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova (6:2, 6:2).

 

In the 2012 season at Montreal Barthel defeated Timi (6:4, 5:7, 7:6) in the first round.

 

On Sunday the doubles was also made in Marrakech: Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet Rita Atik and Zaineb Al Houari from Morocco.

 

Two years ago the Hungarian player won the doubles event in Marrakech with Mandy Minella (Luxembourg).