Local opponent at the Tianjin Open

Local opponent at the Tianjin Open

04/10/2014 – On Saturday the main draw was made for the 250 000 USD Tianjin Open in China: Timi will meet SaiSai Zheng in the opening round.

The 21-year old Hungarian player is ranked 109th, while her opponent is 112nd.


The 20-year old Zheng’s career best position is 102nd (09.08.2014). During her career she has won five ITF singles titles, this year she celebrated once.


Zheng lost all the matches at the first two months of the 2014 season, then she began to improve. In April, she remained undefeated in Aning (China, 50,000 USD, clay), in the final she won 6:2, 6:3 against the Serbian Jovana Jaksic.


In July, she was a semifinalist in Nanchang (China, 125 000 USD, hard court), in the quarterfinal she defeated the third seed Misaki Doi 6:3, 7:6. At the US Open she reached the second round of the main draw from the qualies, she lost 6:3, 4:6, 6:2 against Lucie Safarova, who won 6:4, 7:5 against Timi in the opening round.


After the New York Grand Slam event Zheng was a quarterfinalist in Suzhou (China, 125 000 USD, hard court) and Hong Kong (250 000 USD, hard court).