12/04/2014 – On Saturday the main draw was made for he 250 000 USD BMW Malyasian Open: Timi will meet with Kristyna Pliskova.
The Hungarian player is ranked 118th, while the Czech rival is 137th. On Sunday the doubles draw was also made: Timi and Hao Ching Chan will be first seeds, they will play against Alexandra Krunic and Ana Vrljic.
The 22 -year-old Kristyna Pliskova’s best position was 86th on 01.28.2013. During her career, she won four ITF events, she was a finalist four times more.
In the first event of the season the Czech player advanced from the qualies to the main board in Auckland. In the last round of the quali she won against the first seed Coco Vandeweghe 5:7, 6:3, 6:4. Then she defeated Yanina Wickmayer 7:6, 6.0. In the second round Pliskova lost to Jamie Hampton 6:3, 6:4.
In the second round of the Australian Open qualifying the Czech player was defeated, and in Paris she also couldn’t reached the main board. Pliskova won against Johanna Konta (7:6, 4:6, 6:4) and Virginie Razzano (6:4, 6:4), but lost to Galina Voskoboyeva (5:7, 6:4, 7:6). In Doha and Dubai she was eliminated in the qualies.
Few weeks later Pliskova won the 25 000 USD ITF event in Preston. In the final she won against Cagla Buyukakcay 6.3, 7:5.
The BMW Malaysian Open has been running since 2010 . The winners were Alisa Kleybanova, Jelena Dokic, Hsieh Su Wei, and last year sister of Kristyna Pliskova. Karolina. This years’s first seed is the Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova.
On Sunday the doubles draw was also made: Timi and Hao Ching Chan will be first seeds, they will play against Alexandra Krunic and Ana Vrljic. The Hungarian player is ranked 33rd, her Taiwanese partner is 26th.
The Serbian Alexandra Krunic is100th, while Croatian Ana Vrljic is 152nd in the doubles ranking.
The 20-year-old Krunic’s best positon was 89th on 02.03.2014. During her career, she has won 5 ITF doubles tournaments. In February she was a finalist in the 25 000 USD event in Kreuzlingen with Amra Sadikovic from Switzerland.
The 29-year-old Vrljic’s career best position was 149th on January 13 . During her career she has won eight ITF events in this genre. This year, with the Finnish Emma Laine she reached the semifinal in the 15 000 USD tournament in Tallinn.
Last year Timi twice won in singles against Krunic: in Budapest the result was 6:3, 6:7, 6:3 and 7.6, 6:4 in Donetsk. In Bogota the Hungarian youngster and Mandy Minella won in doubles against Jelena Jankovic and Krunic 6:3, 6:2.