Excellent victory: Timi quarter-finalist in Gifu

Excellent victory: Timi quarter-finalist in Gifu

01/05/2014 – Timi almost flawlessly serves throughout, well received, so she won in two sets against Storm Sanders in the second round of the 75 000 USD ITF tournament in Gifu.

The match lasted 56 minutes. The Hungarian player ‘s next opponent will be Misa Eguchi.


Timea Babos (Hungarian, 2)-Storm Sanders (Australian) 6:1, 6:3


“I played well! Obviously Last week’s defeat was in my mind, I really wanted to beat her. But I kept it under control. I’m happy with the winsaid Timi.


The 19- year-old Australian player is ranked only 261st, but in the 2014 season she had some remarkable results. Sanders defeated Irina-Camelia Begu and Shuai Peng, she fought hardly against Kirsten Flipkens and Camila Giorgio. Last week in Seoul she won in three sets against Timi.


But Gifu is not Seoul ! Timi served great and very well received, won 6:3, 6:3 against Yuriko Sema in the first round . She repeated this performance – apart from a few games – in the second round!

In the 20-minute first set the 20-year old Hungarian player control the game after 1:1. She broke Sanders smoothly and steadily increased the lead. The Australian teen had no chance, and at 4:1 she lost her serve again. Then Timi won the next game to 15.


The second seed had a superb start at the second set, she immediately broke her rival and then pulled away 2:0. She had two break points for 3:0, and one break point at 3:1. But Sanders saved them, then won Timi’s serve to 15…


However, the Hungarian player then took back control, confidently broke Sanders, then had a match point at 5.3. Timi broke won the rival’s service game to 30, and advanced to the last eight.


The Hungarian player in the second round struck six aces, committed only one double fault . She lost 11 rallies in her service games, collected 32 points as a receiver. She lived with 5 break points from 12 chances.


Timi ‘s next opponent will be Misa Eguchi, who is ranked 194th. This is her career best. She won four ITF tournaments: in 2011 in Bangkok and Karuizawa (Japan), in 2014 in Burnie (Australia, 50 000 USD) and Port Pirie (Australia, 15 000 USD). Last wekk she was a finalist in Seoul (50 000 USD), in the second round she defeated Hsieh Su-Wei (6:4, 6:3), in the semifinal she won against Kristyna Pliskova (6:2, 6:2). In the final she lost against Misaki Doi (6:1, 7:6).