30/09/2018 – Timi has lost four games against the World No28.
|CHINA OPEN (8 285 274 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Su Wei Hsieh (Taiwanese) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour 10 minutes in Beijing.
“It was a tough match, because she was in good shape in recent weeks, and she has achieved incredibly good results. In addition, today the circumstances were heavy, cold, the wind blew terribly … But I’m very, very happy! I am very excited that Marci Fucsovics and his coach, Attila Sávolt, have watched My match! This helped a lot, because I’m alone in this tournament” – said Timi.
A tough opponent waited for the Hungarian player in the Chinese capital, as Hsieh is extremely experienced, and with her awkward style she could have do difficult moments for anyone. This time, however, she did not have a chance, Timi was better than ever, using very well her chances.
In the second game of the 29-minutes opening act, Timi hold her serve from 30-40, then broke her opponent twice (4:1). After that, Hsieh won her opponent’s game to 15, but the answer came right away!
Timi led 40-15 as a receiver, then finished the game after deuce. In the next game, the Hungarian player lost a single rally behind her serves.
The second act started even better! Timi broke to 30 and 40, and hold her serve to 40 and 30. The Hungarian player adapted well to the wind, played quietly and precisely on the road to success.
Hsieh had already won the fifth and then seventh game, and after 6:2, 5:2, she had two break point. Timi struggled hard and this gave her the result. She finished the match with her second chance.
Timi’s next opponent will be Shuai Zhang (Chinese, WTA-45).
The Chinese player (born: 24 January, 1989) had a career best position of 23rd (14 November, 2016). During her career she won 2 WTA Tour, 2 WTA125s and 20 ITF tournaments. As the best Grand Slam result, Zhang was a quarter-finalist in 2016 at the Australian Open.
The two players have met three times so far: Zhang leads 2-1.