02/04/2019 – Timi led with a break at the early part of the second and third set.
|ABIERTO BNP SEGUROS (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND 1|
|Ivana Jorović (Serbian)-Tímea Babos 2:6, 6:4, 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes in Monterrey.
Unfortunately, the Hungarian player’s performance in Mexico ended much earlier than expected. Yet Timi started well, and then led with a break in the early part of the second and third set …
In the 28-minute first set, the 25-year-old Hungarian player won her opponent’s serve to 30 in the opening game and then to 40 after 3: 1. Timi also continued with confidence behind the serves, bringing the eighth game to 15, thus closing the first act.
In the 45-minute second set, Timi got got a break after 1:1 and then after 2:2, but Jorović camet back to the match twice. The Serbian player won both her opponent’s serve, on both occasions when Timi led 30-15…
Unfortunately, in the last game of the second act, the same scenario was realized, the Hungarian player lost her serve from 30-15.
Jorović saved her serve from a break point in the opening of the final set, but after 1:1 Timi lost only two rallies as a receiver. But then she couldn’t keep the advantage, her opponent broke again from 30-15. Then, in the sixth game, Jorović won the Hungarian player serve to 30 and then led to 5:2.
Timi came up to 3:5, then saved a match point, and got to a break chance. But the Serbian player threw it down and closed the match, soon.