05/05/2017 – The former World No1 is currently ranked 2nd at the WTA.
On Friday, the draws are made at the 5 439 350 USD Mutua Madrid Open: Timi’s opponent in singles will be the World No2, 1st seed Angelique Kerber.
The Hungarian player is ranked 34th in the WTA list.
Kerber, (born: 18 January, 1988) led the WTA Rank first time on 12 September, 2016. So far, she has won 10 WTA and 1 ITF events in singles. Last year she remained unbeaten at the Australian Open and at the US Open, while in Wimbledon she was finalist. In the clay court Grand Slam tournament, at the Roland Garros had a best result in 2012, she reached the quarter-final.
This year, the German player was in the final in Monterrey (Mexico, 250 000 USD, hard court), reached the semifinal in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 2 365 250 USD, hard court), while she played in the QF in Brisbane (Australia, 1 000 000 USD, hard court) and Miami (United States, 7 669 423 USD, hard court).
The two players have met four times, Kerber always won: in 2012 at the London Olympics 6:1, 6:1, in Cincinnati 3:6, 6:1, 6:2, in 2015 at Roland Garros 6:0, 6:1, in 2016 in Miami 6:2, 3:6, 6:4.
In doubles Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková will meet the wild-cardist pair of Johanna Konta and Shelby Rogers. The Hungarian-Czech team is seeded at the 5th place.
Konta, (born on 17 May, 1991), is ranked 138th in the world rankings, with a career best position of 88th (1 August, 2016). So far, she has won 4 ITF tournament in this genre.
Rogers (born: 13 October, 1992) is ranked 131st in doubles, her career best position was 101 (9 January, 2017). So far, she has won 2 ITF events.