13/01/2017 – Last year Timi won in the opening round in Melbourne.
On Friday, the main draw was made for singles for the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season: Timi’s (seeded 25th) opponent will be Nicole Gibbs.
The US-player (born: 03 March 1993) is ranked 90th, her career best position was 68 (25 July 2016). Until now, she has won 4 ITF competition.
In 2016 Gibbs achieved her best result in Monterrey (Mexico, 250 000 USD, hard court), she reached the quarter-final from the qualies. After that, she successfully came through the qualies and won the matches on the main draw at (United States, 6,134,605 USD, hard court).
Last year, Gibbs won three matches in the qualies of the Australian Open, then defeated Klara Koukalova (6:2, 2:6, 6:1). In the last 64 she lost against Kristina Mladenovic (6:1, 7:6).
Gibbs started this season in Auckland (New Zealand, 250 000 USD, hard court), and lost in the opening round, 6:1, 6:0 against Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark). The she was defeated in the second round of the qualies in Hobart (Australia, 250 000 USD, hard court), by Ashleigh Barty (Australia, 4:6, 7:6, 6:4). As a lucky loser, she get to the main draw, and lost to Andrea Petkovic (Germany, 6:4, 6:0).
Timi has not played against Gibbs among adults.
The Hungarian player reached the second round, which is her best result so far at the Australian Open.