Close match and defeat in Tokyo…

Close match and defeat in Tokyo…

14/09/2015 – The 7th seed Alja Tomljanovic won in 2 hour and 14 minutes against Timi in the first round of the 250 000 USD WTA tournament in Tokyo.

JAPAN WOMEN’S TENNIS OPEN (250,000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND
Alja Tomljanovic (Croatia, 7)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7-2)

 

Timi started the match very well: in the 30-minute first set she quickly jumped to a 5:1 lead. In the opening game she hold her serve after 15-40, then broke the opponent twice (to 0, and then to 30). Then Tomljanovic “awakened”, came back to 5:3. But the Hungarian player won the next service game to 15, so she closed the set.

 

Unfortunately, the sequel was not so well…In the 36-minute second set the Croatian player had an early break, after 2:1, and she had three set points at 5:2. As a receiver, she couldn’t finished the second act.

 

Then Timi broke back, and had 6 balls to 5:5. But without success…Her opponent won that game, and she finished that interesting set.

 

In the final set the Hungarian player twice led with a break (1:0, 4:3). But she quickly lost that lead, and it was crucial. At 5:6 she saved three match points, but she had no chance in the tie-break. Tomljanovic broke her opponent twice, and finished the match easily.

 

Next week Timi will play in the 250 000 USD WTA event in Guangzhou (China).