Bad start in 2017

Bad start in 2017

02/01/2017 – The Hungarian player began well in Shenzhen, but did not lived with the chances in the second and third set.

 

SHENZHEN OPEN (750 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND
Nina Stojanovic (Serbian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 5) 1:6, 7:5, 6:2

 

The match lasted 2 hours 2 minutes.

 

“Unfortunately it just could not succeeded… I started very well, then in the second set I also had plenty of chances, but I blew them. I must find the match routine, I must swing back! This is a new situation is a little bit for Me, it has never passed such a long time between the last match of the past season and the first match of the new year. I worked a lot in the off-season, I will surely got the right results. Especially considering the first set, because I played a really good tennis”– rated Timi.

 

Timi had a good start at the first match of the 2017 season, but in the second and third set did not use the opportunities. She started as a clear favorite, the opponent was the World No140, who had to play in the qualies in Shenzhen.

 

In the 30-minute first set Timi jumped to a 5:0 lead, with two breaks. And after 5:1, she easily finished the opening act.

 

But Stojanovic came back with strong service games and good tennis. She saved a total of 4 break point in the second part of the second set. At 5:5, the Serbian youngster came back from 15-40…And in the next game she broke Timi to 15.

 

In the final set, Timi equalized after 0:2, but at 2:3, she again lost her service game. And it proved decisive. Stojanovic easily jumped to a 5:2 lead, then won her opponent’s service game…Timi led 40-15, so she had a good chance for 3:5.

 

Next week the Hungarian youngster will play in Sydney at the Apia International WTA event.