21/02/2020 – The Hungarian player lost a total of 4 games.
|QATAR TOTAL OPEN (3 240 445 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 12)-Inès Ibbou (Algerian) 6:1, 6:3|
The match lasted 59 minutes in Doha.
The 21-minute first set started with three breaks: Timi twice won her opponent’s serve to 30, while losing her game to 15. The 12th seeded player then brought his own game to 0 and then broke to 15.
Timi has not lost a ball in the next two games.
The second set was much tighter. After 2:2, Timi saved a total of 4 break points, then won Ibbou’s serve to 15. The Algerian player then broke to 0, but then won only two rallies behind the serve. After 5:3, Timi brought her serve from 15-40 to reach the second round of the qualifier.
The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be the 1st seeded, World No58 Kateřina Siniaková.
The former doubles World No1 Czech player (born: 10 May, 1996) has a career best position of 31st (22 October, 2018) in Singles. So far she has won 2 WTA Tour and 7 ITF events.