19/10/2016 – Timi won in two sets against her former doubles partner in the Russian capital.
|KREMLIN CUP (823 888 USD, INDOOR CARPET), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian, 9.)- Kristina Mladenovic (French) 6:1, 6:4|
|KREMLIN CUP (823 888 USD, INDOOR CARPET), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Paula Kania, Danka Kovinics (Polish, Montenegrin)-Tímea Babos, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Hungarian, Russian) 6:4, 6:4|
“I’m very happy about today’s victory! So far, the end of the season was hardly established. This is probably My last singles event this year and therefore I try to publish everything of Myself. The first match was very difficult in Moscow. But then, as I said, I have a chance to win an opportunity to play better in the next match. It is managed today. Otherwise, it is My 100th singles victory with Thomas, “– said Timi after the singles match.
The meeting against Mladenovic lasted 1 hour 14 minutes.
The Hungarian player started confidently in the second round and she did not give a chance for her former partner. In the 26-minute first set Timi won her service game to 40 after 1:1, then broke Mladenovic twice. The Hungarian youngster won her receiving games to 0 and to 15. And after 5:1 she won her service game to 15.
At the beginning of the second set Mladenovic was the more accurate player on the court, she won two games to 30. But Timi came back immediately, broke back to 30, then saved a break point.
The fifth game is decided the fate of the match! Timi won the serve of Mladenovic to 15, then served very well. After 5:4 Timi lost no rally!
Timi’s opponent in the last eight will be the first seed, World No9 and defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. The Russian player’s career best position was 2 (10 September 2007). So far, she has won 16 WTA and 1 ITF tournament. She was the Champion in 2004 at the US Open and in 2009 at Roland Garros, she was also finalist in 2006 in Paris and in 2007 in New York. This year she was a tournament winner in Sydney (Australia, 753 000 USD, hard courts) and was also finalist in Miami (United States, 6,844,139 USD, hard court).