05/10/2016 – After the second half of the first set Johanna Konta was the better player and more accurate.
|CHINA OPEN (6 289 521 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Johanna Konta (British, 11)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 7:5, 6:2|
|CHINA OPEN (6 289 521 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko (Swiss, Latvian) -Babos Timea, Yaroslava Shvedova (Hungarian, Kazakh, 8) 7:6 (7-3) 0:6, 10-5|
The singles match lasted 1 hour 27 minutes in Beijing.
Timi started very well in the 50-minute first set. After 1:0 she broke her opponent to 30, then hold her serve to 15. The 23-year old Hungarian player jumped to a 4:1 lead, then unfortunately Konta took control.
In the seventh game the World No14 British player broke back to 40, and at 4:5 she saved her own service game from 0-30…This has proved to be decisive …
After 5:5, Konta broke Timi to 30, then won the next game to 0.
The second set did not bring a turn-around, unfortunately. The 11th seed British player won her opponent’s serve to 30 in the opening games and after that, she well managed the lead.
Konta was very impressive behind the serves, and received bravely, put a big pressure on her his opponent. Timi twice came back from 15-40 behind the serves, but at 4:2, she lost her serve again. At the end, Konta won the last game from 15-30.
This time, the doubles match was also disappointing. Timi and Shvedova did not served well in the first set and in the final tie-break. In the 57-minute first act, the Hungarian-Kazakh had an early break, but after that they were three times in a break down. They managed to save the set for a tie-break, but they lost that easily…
In the 26-minute second set the Hungarian-Kazakh duo played much better. They broke the opponent three times, and were perfect behind the serves. It seemed that this improvement is worth for the querter-final.
It was not like that! In the final tie-break the Hungarian-Kazakh duo lost six points behind the serves, so Tímea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko reached the last eight in Beijing.