03/10/2018 – Zhang did not give a chance to Timi, and broke her twice in both sets.
|CHINA OPEN (8 285 274 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND2|
|Shuai Zhang (Chinese)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:1, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour 10 minutes in Beijing.
“Today the opponent played great, she had a great response! Whatever I tried … I know Zhang well, we’ve met several times in singles and doubles. I think she served extra good today! It’s her weaker shot usually, but not today. Now, however, she was accurate and had remarkable percentage. I’ve tried everything, but it’s just that the opponent was better “ – said Timi.
Unfortunately, in both sets, Zhang played very well and did not gave a chance for her opponent.
In the 35-minute first set, the Chinese player led 5:0, she won Timi’s serve to 40, and to 0. In the sixth game, Zhang had a set point as a receiver, but eventually the result was changed to 5:1. In the next game, the Hungarian player saved another four set point, but later the opponent finished the opening act with the sixth set point.
At the start of the second set, Timi led twice, but after 2:1 she did not won a game. Zhang broke her twice to 40, then finished the match after 5:2, to 30.