AO 2021: victory in the opening round

AO 2021: victory in the opening round

08/02/2021 – Timi saved a set point in the opening act, then finished the match as a receiver.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021 (GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, 80 000 000 AUSD, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S SINGLES, ROUND 1
Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Ysaline Bonaventure (Belgian) 7:6 (7-0), 6:4

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes in Melbourne.

 

In the 56-minute first set Bonaventure led till 2:2, when came a 2 breaks. Both player lost their serve in a big battle, to 40. After that, Bonaventure had the advantage, at 5:4, she had a set point as a receiver. Timi saved it with a winner, then came the tie-break. She fought and played very well, she lost no rally in that period.

 

In the second set, Timi led till 3:2, when she broke her opponent in a big battle. then, she hold her serve to 5:2.

 

Unfortunately, in the ninth game the Belgian player broke back after 30-15. But the answer came immediately. Timi received very well and she won the second match point after 15-40. So she advance to Round 2.

 

Timi’s next opponent will be Anastasia Potapova. The Russian player (born: 30 March 2001) is 101th at the World Rankings, has a career best position of 64th (22 July 2019). So far, Potapova has won 1 ITF tournament in Singles, played 2 finals at the WTA Tour.