Hungarian GP: Serbian rival in singles

Hungarian GP: Serbian rival in singles

06/07/2013 – On Saturday afternoon the singles draw was made for the 235 000 USD Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest Timi’s opponent will be the 20-year-old Alexandra Krunic.

On Sunday afternoon it was revealed that in doubles Timi and Alicja Rosolska will meet Sandra Klemenschits and Andreja Klepac.


The Hungarian player is 99th, while the Serbian youngster is 136 ranked.


Timi last year lost in the first round in singles against the Taiwanese Hsieh Su Wei, in doubles she couldn’t enter the field. This year she will feature in singles and in doubles with the Polish Alicja Rosolska. Timi’s first match is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.


The 20-year-old Hungarian tennis player had her first game on the WTA our back in 2010 at the Római Teniszakadémia.


“Uplifting that I played my first main draw match at WTA Tour in Budapest. This is an unforgettable moment for me! I just like playing at home, throw up your thoughts now. I really enjoy the crowd anyway. But when I hear of Hungarian words, the extra energy is coming”– Timi said.


The 20-year-old Hungarian player does not set out a concrete plan for the result from the Hungarian GP.


“I want to play well, and it’s sure I will try everything for success.”


Krunic was born in 15.03.1993., her career best position was 132. The Serbian player was born in Moscow, she didn’t advance for the main draw in adults Grand Slam tournaments. She won six ITF-events in singles.


Alexandra Krunic was a quarter-finalist in January in the 25 000 USD tournament in France, and she tried to advance to the main draw in two WTA tournaments, but she was unsuccessful in Bogotá and Acapulco. Later she won the 25 000 USD event in Irapuato, she won the final 7:6, 6:4 against Olga Savchuk. Then Krunic reached the last eight on clay in Wiesbaden (25 000 USD), and was a finalist in Trnava (USD 75 000). In the Czech Republic she has surpassed the No 1 seed Jana Cepelova, then Daria Gavrilova and Tereza Mrdeza. In early June Krunic was a quarter-finalist in Brescia (25 000 USD).


In February Timi and Mandy Minella defeated Jelena Jankovic and Alexandra Krunic in the doubles semifinal of the Bogotá tournament.


On Sunday afternoon it was revealed that in doubles Timi and Alicja Rosolska will meet Sandra Klemenschits and Andreja Klepac.


The 30-year-old Austrian player is 97th ranked in doubles, her career best was 80th back in 31.10.2011. During her career Klemenschits lost two WTA Tour finals in this genre. It is noteworthy that she won a total of 39 ITF tournaments (!) in doubles, most recently just celebrated with Klepac in Marseille a few weeks ago. In Wimbledon Klemenschits and Romina Oprandi reached the second round, in the first match they won against of Katalin Marosi, Catalina Castano.


The 27-year old Klepac is 96th ranked in doubles. Her career best was 54th in 04.02.2012. She  won 13 ITF doubles tournament. This season before the Marseilles success was a finalist in Maribor (Co: Marta Domachowska), she reached the last eight in Nuremberg (Co: Klemenschits), Brussels (Co: Klemenschits), Marrakech (Co: Klemenschits) and Pattaya City (Co: Nina Bratchikova).


Timi is 68th, while Rosolska 45th ranked in doubles.


2012 Sara Errani Janette Husarova / Magdalena Rybarikova
2011 Roberta Vinci Anabel Medina Garrigues / Alicja Rosolska
2010 Ágnes Szávay Tathiana Garbin / Timea Bacsinszky
2009 Ágnes Szávay Monica Niculescu / Alisa Kleybanova
2008 Alize Cornet Janette Husarova / Alize Cornet
2007 Gisela Dulko Vladimira Uhlirova / Ágnes Szávay
2006 Anna Smashnova Janette Husarova / Michaella Krajicek
2005 Anna Smashnova Emilie Loit / Katarina Srebotnik
2004 Jelena Jankovic Petra Mandula / Barbara Schett
2003 Magui Serna Petra Mandula / Elena Tatarkova