AO 2017: US opponent in singles

AO 2017: US opponent in singles

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.