07/10/2014 – The World No 112 Saisai Zheng won in two sets against Tímea Babos (108) in the first round of the 250 000 USD Tianjin Open.
The match lasted 1 hour 47 minutes.
|TIANJIN OPEN (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Saisai Zheng (Chinese)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 7:5, 6:4|
The 65-minute first set brought a very close fight. Timi immediately broke her opponent, but did not hold her service game at 1:0. Then the Chinese player saved four break point in the next game, which later proved to be decisive for the fate of the match …
After that the 21-year-old Hungarian player won much more easilyher service games, Zheng struggled all time.
In the ninth game the Chinese player saved another break point, then broke Timi to 15.
At the beginning of the second set Zheng quickly jumped to a 3:0 lead,. But Timi fought hardly for the comeback, and she broke back at the last moment. Until then she had no chance for that, but at 5:3 the young Hungarian won her rival’s service game to 15.
In the next game Timi served for 5:5, but she couldn’t won a rally, so Zheng advanced to the second round.