19/02/2016 – On Friday the main draw was made in Doha at the 2 818 000 USD Qatar Total Open: Timi’s opponent will be Madison Brengle in the first round.
The 25-year old American player is ranked 60th, her career best was 35th (4 May 2015). Until now, she has won 7 ITF competition.
Last year Brengle reached the fourth round at the Australian Open, this is the best result ever at a Grand Slam tournament. This year, she reached the third round in Melbourne, she lost againt the later Champion, Angelique Kerber.
This week the American player reached the quarter-final in Dubai. In the first round she won against Ekaterina Makarova (6:4, 7:5), then she defeated the two time Wimbledon Champion, Petra Kvitova (0:6, 7:6, 6:3). In the last eight she lost against Sara Errani (4.6, 6:1, 6:4).
In doubles Timi and Julia Goerges will meet Chen Liang and Yafan Wang.
The 25-year old Liang is ranked 36th, her career best positon was in 35 (25 October 2015). So far, she has won 4 WTA and 14 ITF tournament in this genre.
The 21-year old Wang is in 49th place, this is her career-high. So far, she has won 2 WTA and 6 ITF tournament.
The Chinese double last year triumphed in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia 250 000 USD, hard court), in Zhuhai (China, WTA Elite Trophy, 2.15 million USD, hard court) and in Hua Hin (Thailand, 125 000 USD, hard court).