Goerges won a great battle

Goerges won a great battle

06/08/2018 – A single break decided in the third set for the favor of the World No10 German player.

 

ROGERS CUP (2 820 000 DOLLAR, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND 1
Julia Goerges (German, 10)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 3:6, 7:6 (7-3), 6: 4

 

The match lasted 2 hours 22 minutes in Montreal.

 

“I think I’ve played a very good match and I also played so good! Obviously, this makes Me happy, but it is also clear that I’m sad, that I lost the meeting. We are talking about a Top 10 player, one of the hardest opponents on the main draw. The first eight seed don’t play in the opening round, and Goerges is the 10th seed. It was a tough match: there were opportunities, but I feel I did not lost them, My opponent played great. She is one of the best service players of the World, according to statistics. She hits a lot of aces and won a lot of points after the first serves. She always played well in important situations! But I’m happy because I fought hard and bravely, I played well, it was good to play at the Center. I’m sorry I did not succeed. But such is the draw, such is the tennis” – said Timi.

 

Timi was close to win against a top10 player. In the first and second set, Goerges had no break points, but she reached the second round in a great battle.

 

In the 33-minute first set, the World No38 Hungarian player won her opponent’s serve to 30 after 3:1, then secured this advantage safely. Timi brought her own game to 0, then to 15, finally she closed the opening act to 40, after 5:3.

 

The 60-minute second set was much closer, unfortunately, Timi could not live with her chances. After 2:2, Goerges saved her game from 0-40, then in the seventh game, she saved four break points, after 15-40. Finally, tie-break decided about the fate of the set.

 

The World No10 German player broke Timi twice, she closed the second act.

 

In the final set, Görges won her opponent’s serve to 15 after 1:1, and she had another break point in the fifth game. Timi hold that serve, but then she could not lived with her two break points. Then no player had real chance as a receiver, so Goerges reached the second round.