01/05/2017 – Francesca Schiavone used her chances much better in Morocco.
|GP DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM (250 000 USD, CLAY), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Francesca Schiavone (Italian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 4) 6:4, 6:1|
The match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes in Rabat.
Only the 50-minute first set was formed tightly in the Moroccan WTA event…Timi had a break point at 1:0, but could not afford the opportunity. Then she must fight for the come back, almost all the time. After 1:2, and 3:4, she could came back, but at 4:4, she lost her serve again. And it was crucial for the whole match.
The real clay court specialist Schiavone hold her next service game from 15-40, and after that, she did not look back.
Unfortunately, the second set was very smooth. Schiavone did very well and did not give a chance to Timi. The Italian player pulled out for a 4:0 lead, and smoothly finioshed the match at 5:1.
Timi will also play doubles in Rabat with Andrea Hlavackova. The 1st seed Hungarian-Czech pair will meet the wild-cardist Abir Elfahami and Lilya Hadab from Morocco.