Dubai: defeat in singles

Dubai: defeat in singles

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 17: Timea Babos of Hungary plays a shot in her match against Alize Cornet of France during day one of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at Dubai Tennis Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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.