22/02/2015 – Timi lost in two sets against Kateryna Kozlova in the 2nd round of the qualifying at the 731 000 USD WTA tournament in Doha.
The match lasted 1 hour 13 minutes.
|QATAR TOTAL OPEN (731,000 USD, HARD COURT), QUALIFYING, 2ND ROUND|
|Kateryna Kozlova (Ukrainian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 6:4|
The Ukrainian player is ranked only 132nd, but she celebrated two big wins this year. At the Hobart tournament she won 4:6, 6:3, 6:4 against the 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens. On Saturday she defetead 6:2, 6:2 the World No 39 Mona Barthel in Doha.
Kozlova began very well the first part of the 27-minute opening set. She quickly jumped to a 4:0 lead, she broke the opponent twice. Then Timi won two service games, but she had no chance for a turnaround. The Ukrainian player won her service game to 40, at 5:2.
At the beginning of the second set Timi led 40-0 as a receiver, but she couldn’t broke her rival. After 1:1 Kozlova again ws service game, then she won her own to 40.