16/01/2015 – On Friday, the main draw was made in Melbourne for the Australian Open: Timi’s opponent will be the 25th seed Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.
The Czech player was born on March 28, 1986, her career best position was 25 (10 November 2014). Throughout her career, she has won one WTA and 9 ITF tournament. She played a total of 5 WTA final, she won in 2011 in Quebec City.
In the 2014 season Zahlavova Strycova was finalist in Birmingham (710,000 USD, grass) and Luxembourg (250,000 USD, carpet). In England she lost against Ana Ivanovic (6:3, 6:2), while in Luxembourg she was defeated by Annika Beck (6:2, 6:1).
The experienced Czech player in 2014 was a quarterfinalist in Shenzhen (China, 500,000 USD, hard court), in Wimbledon (Grand Slam event, grass) and in New Haven (United States, 710,000 USD, hard courts). This year, she played in the semifinal in Auckland (New Zealand, 250,000 USD, hard court) and reached the last eight in Sydney (Australia, 731,000 USD, hard court).
Zahlavova Strycova played 10 times at the main draw of the Australian Open, her best result was the third round from 2011. Last year she lost in the second round against Victoria Azarenka.
Last year, in the third round in Birmingham the Czech player won 6:2, 0:6, 6:3 against the 21-year old Hungarian player.
Timi played twice at the main draw in Melbourne: in 2013 she lost against Kristina Mladenovic (6:3, 4:6, 11:9), in 2014 she was beaten by Anna Schmiedlova (4:6, 6:4, 7:5) in the opening round.