23/04/2019 – Timi played as a LL at the main draw.
|TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), SINGLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Ivana Jorović (Serbian) 6:4, 6:4|
The match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes.
The 51-minute opening act began with two breaks, then Timi led 4:2, and 5:3. She had a chance for a 5:2 lead, with a double break.
In the ninth game, the Serbian player hold her game from two set points, but after that, she had no chance for the equalizer. Timi lost no rally behind the serves.
In the second game of the second set, Timi saved her service game from 15-40, then in the fourth game, from 30-40. Then she led 3:2, and 4:3 with a break, but could not hold that lead.
But Timi fought with a great heart, and won her opponent’s serve, again. Then she easily hold her game, so she reached the second round.
The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Veronika Kudermetova.
The Russian player (born: 04.24.1997) is 76th in the World Rankings, this is her Career Best. Kudermetova so far won 1 WTA Challenger és 4 ITF tournament in singles. This yer, she remained unbeaten in Guadalajara (Mexico, 125 000 USD, harc court).