18/09/2013 – Timi started well, but ultimately did not get to the last eight in singles in the 500 000 USD Guangzhou Open.
The World No 105 Hungarian player led 5:0 in the first set against Zheng Jie, but then he lost the set, and in the second set the Chinese was also the more accurate and won the twohour and 16 minute match. In doubles the young Hungarian managed to win with Olga Govortsova in 63 minutes against Zhang Shuai and Yaroslava Shvedova, so they reached the quarter-final.
|GUANGZHOU OPEN (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Zheng Jie (Chinese)-Timea Babos, 7:5 , 7:6 (7-1)|
|GUANGZHOU OPEN (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Timea Babos, Olga Govortsova (Hungarian, Belarus, 4 )-Zhang Shuai, Yaroslava Shvedova (Chinese, Kazakh) 6:3, 6:3|
The 20- year-old Hungarian players in the first round won against the 7th seed Varvara Lepchenko with a very good performance and on Wednesday she also started fine.
Timi broke to 30 at 1:0 and 3:0, then won her third service game and led 5:0. It seemed, the young Hungarian will win easily the set, but unfortunately, it did not happened…
The two time doubles Grand Slam winner Zheng sistematically won game-by-game, her opponent lost the rhythm as a server and receiver. The Chinese player broke Timi twice to 15, then at 5:5 to 0. At the end Zheng won the twelfh game to 30, and the set…
The second set was also so exciting! Timi won the first service game and thegame is not lacking in excitement as he won his first Timi adogatójátékát , but after four bréklabdából no n had four break points, but couldn’t lived with the chances. So it was 1:1 instead of 2:0…After that the Chinese broke the rival again, had the control.
Timi tried everything and in the eighth game finally won her opponent ‘s serve again and bring their own spending 5:4. Zheng leveled smoothly, and broke Timi to 30. But the Hungarian player fought back again, so came the tie-break.
But Zheng didn’t want a third set, controlled and easily won the tie-break, and advanced to the quarter-final.
Timi had not much time for mope, because after a short rest she has been featured in doubles with Olga Govortsova. At the other side of the net stood the two times Grand Slam-champion Yaroslava Shvedova , who last week won the doubles tournament with the Hungarian youngster in Tashkent. This time the Kazakh partner was the last season’s Guangzhou Open doubles champion – with amarine Tanasugarn -, the local hero Zhang Shuai.
In the 29-minute first set, Timi and Govorcova was a break down, but they quickly equalized, then took the control. The 4h seed pair broke twice the opponent after 3:3, and won the set.
At the beginning of the second set Timi and her partner broke quickly the rival, but the advantage quickly “vanished”. Fortunately, after 3:2 came the next break, and after 5:3 Timi and Govortsova won the last game to 0.
Timi and Govorcova opponent in the quarter-finals will be Taiwan’s Chan Hao-Ching (37th in doubles)–Chan Yung-Jan (190).