17/02/2019 – Cornet was better with a break in both sets.
|DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (2 828 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND 1|
|Alizé Cornet (French)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:4, 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes in Dubai.
At the very beginning of the 47-minute opening act, the World No51 Cornet hold her own game from 15-40, which later proved to be decisive. The two players did not reach a break point until 5:4, when unfortunately the ice broke.
Timi reached for a game point from 30-40, but eventually her opponent won the game and the set.
In the second set, Cornet broke to 15 after 2:1, and then led to 4:1. Timi then won her opponent’s serve int he sevent game from 40-15. Unfortunately, Cornet was superior, broke to 0, and then won her own game to 15.
Timi and Kristina Mladenovic was seeded first in doubles, so the Hungarian-French pair will not play in the opening round.