Defeat in the Las Vegas QF

Defeat in the Las Vegas QF

26/09/2014 – The second seed Timea Babos lost in two sets against the Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito in the quarter-final of the 50 000 USD ITF tournament in Las Vegas.

The match lasted 1 hour 28 minutes.


Michelle Larcher de Brito (Portuguese, 8)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 2) 6:3, 6:4


In the first part of the 43-minute first set both player won their own service game, then at 2:2 Timi reached two break points and lived with the second chance. Unfortunately Larcher de Brito immediately broke back, then won again her rival’s service game.


At 5:3 the Portuguese player saved a break point, then hold her serve and won the opening set.


At the beginning of the second set the 8th seed Larcher de Brito broke to 0,then at 3:1 she broke Timi to 40. After that the Portuguese player jumped to a 5:1, but this was not the end of the match. Timi improved game by game, she came back to 5:4.


Then the 21-year old Hungarian player reached for a break point, but couldn’t lived with the chance. Her opponent equalized, then won the game to 40.


So Michelle Larcher de Brito advanced to the semifinal in Las Vegas.