20/12/2016 – The 23-year player won the award for the fifth time.
Since 1964 the Hungarian News Agency’s Sports Department asks the domestic to name the best athletes of their sport. Timi won this award by the Hungarian Tennis Association for the fifth time, after 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
This year the 23-year old player improved six times her Career Best in singles. At the beginning of the year she was 70th, and after the US Open the WTA registered her as the World No25. Now she is 28th, has such a good chance to be seeded in January at Melbourne’s Australian Open.
Timi was a finalist in Florianopolis, played at the year-ending WTA Elite Trophy, as well. The Hungarian youngster reached the semifinal in Shenzhen and Rabat, played at the quarter-final in St. Petersburg, Katowice and Cincinnati. She celebrated great victories against Eugenie Bouchard, Sara Errani, Karolina Pliskova, Sabine Lisicki, Kiki Bertens, Venus Williams, Belinda Bencic, Dominika Cibulkova, Irina-Camelia Begu and Kristina Mladenovic.
The Hungarian player was a finalist in Ladies’ Doubles – for the second time after 2014 – at Wimbledon, and also played in the final at the Miami Open with Yaroslava Shvedova. Timi also reached the final at Florianopolis, with Réka Jani. At the end of the season Timi and Shvedova played at the WTA Finals. They were at the semifinal at Indian Wells, Eastbourne and New Haven. Timi is currently ranked 15th in doubles.