02/01/2014 – On Thursday the qualifying draw was made for the 710 000 USD Sydney WTA tournament: Timi’s opponent will be the eight seed Lauren Davis.
The 20-year-old Hungarian player is 88th, while the American tennis player is 70th in the WTA Ranking.
Davis (born: 10.10.1993.) was 63rd this year, it is her career best so for. She won 7 ITF events in singles, in 2013 she was a Champion in Midland, in the final she defeated Alja Tomljanovic 6:3, 2:6, 7:6. It’s interesting, that she played 10 finals, from which she played 9 times in the United States…
Davis in the early part of the 2013 season achieves great success. In Hobart she reached the main draw from the qualifying tournament, in the quarterfinal she lost against Sloane Stephens 6:3, 4:6, 7:5. A few weeks later, Davis won the 100 000 USD ITF tournament in Midland, then played in the quarter-finals in Monterrey WTA tournament, in the last eight lost against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Then, Davis played without significant success till August. In Toronto she successfully solved quite an interesting situation. In the final round of the qualies she won 5:7, 6:4, 6:4 against the double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. Later the Russian became a lucky loserm but Davis defeated her again, this time 3:6, 7.5, 7:5. But in the second round the American won only three games against the Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
Davis ‘s greatest success in the last part of the 2013 season was the Quebec quarterfinal. In the first event of the 2014 season the young American reached the last eight in Auckland (250 000 USD). She won against Maria Erakovic (6:1, 6:4) and Ana Konjuh (2:6, 6:2 , 6:2) , and lost against Jamie Hampton (6:2, 4:6, 6:4).
In the 2012 Montreal tournament Timi defeated Davis 3:6, 6:4, 6:3.