20/06/2019 – After 1:1, Timi won 11 games in a row against the 7th seeded opponent.
|ILKLEY TROPHY (100 000 USD, GRASS), SINGLES, ROUND 2|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Lin Zhu (Chinese, 7) 6:1, 6:0|
The match lasted 54 minutes.
In the first 23-minute set, the Hungarian player started a parade after 1:1. Timi did a great job, and after 2:1 she won her opponent’s serve to 40, while in the sixth game she lost only two rallies as a receiver. The last game of the opening act was won to 15. It tells a lot about the match that the Hungarian player lost 3 rallies in 4 own games.
Fortunately, the second set did not make a change, indeed! Timi broke to 40 in a huge battle, after several deuces, then didi t two times more. The only critical moment came int he fourt game, when Timi saved her serve from a break point.
In his last game, the Hungarian player hold her own game to 15.
The next opponent for the Hungarian player will be Beatriz Haddad Maia.
The Brazilian player (born: 30 May) is 125th in the World Rankings, has a career best position of 58th (25 September 25, 2017). So far, Haddad Maia has won 8 ITF tournaments in singles.