Istanbul: Timi retired in the 2nd round, but reach the main draw as a LL

Istanbul: Timi retired in the 2nd round, but reach the main draw as a LL

22/04/2019 – The Hungarian player could not continue in the second set due to foot injury. But later, she „advanced” to the main draw.

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP (250 000 USD, CLAY), QUALIFYING, ROUND 2
Elena Rybakina (Kazakh)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 5) 6:4, 3:0 – Timi retired

 

 

In the 36-minute first set, Rybakina broke to 0 after 2:1 and then led to 4:1. Timi won her next service game in a huge battle from 15-40, and then won her opponent’s serve to 40. The Hungarian player then equalized to 4:4, but then Rybakina was more accurate. The Kazakh player broke to 30 in the last game of the opening act.

 

In the second act, Ribakina quickly pulled off to 3:0, then Timi asked for a medical time-out for her foot injury. Unfortunately, the treatment did not help, the Hungarian player could not move properly at this time, so she gave up the match.

 

A few hours later, it turned out that the Hungarian player „advanced” to the main draw after several withdrawels. Timi’s opponent will be Ivana Jorović.

 

Recently, in Monterrey, the Serbian player won 2:6, 6:4, 6:3 against Timi.