Defeat in the second round

Defeat in the second round

06/01/2015 – The fourth seed, World No 32 Zarina Diyas won in two sets against Timi (96) in the second round of the 500 000 USD Shenzhen Open.

The match lasted 1 hour 37 minutes.


Zarina Diyas (Kazakh, 4)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:3, 6:4


Diyas started very well the second match, she immediately broke Timi, then she had another break point at 2:0. The Hungarian player saved that chance, then had two balls to 2:2. The 4th seed Kazakh hold the service game, then jumped to a 5:3 lead.


In the ninth game Diyas had three set points and won the last one. She closed the opening act after 38 minutes.


At the beginning of the second set Timi won her opponent’s serve to 15, but she couldn’t hold the nexg game…Diyas equalized and at at 2:1 she broke the Hungarian player. That game was important, Timi had several game point, but the third break chance was the crucial.


After that Timi won the next two service game (4:2, 5:3). In the ninth game she injured her ankle at 15-0…Then Diyas had three match point after 40-0, but the Hungarian youngster saved them with winners. Timi broke the opponent, but after that Diyas finished the match as a receiver.