04/04/2015 – On Saturday in Charleston the main draw was made for the 731 000 USD Family Circle Cup: Timi’s opponent will be Mona Barthel in the opening round.
The Hungarian player is ranked 87th, while her German opponent is ranked 39th.
The 24-year old Barthel’s career best position was 23 (18 March 2013). During her career, she has won 3 WTA and 5 ITF tournament in singles. She played in a total of 4 WTA Tour final: she celebrated in 2012 in Hobart, in 2013 in Paris, and in 2014 in Bastad.
The German player has not yet achieved outstanding results in Grand Slam tournaments: the best in her career was the third round at the Australian Open (2012, 2014), and at Roland Garros (2013).
This season Mona Barthel was a quarter-finalist in Antwerp (Belgium, 731,000 USD, carpet), this is the best result so far. In the second round she won against the then World No7 Eugenie Bouchard (4:6, 6:2, 6:1. In the next round Barthel lost against Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova (6:2, 6:2).
In 2012 Motreal WTA tournament Barthel won after a hard battle against Timi (6:4, 5:7, 7:6).