Magnificent victory in Birmingham

Magnificent victory in Birmingham

11/06/2014 – Fantastic win at the 710,000 USD Aegon Classic: Timi just lost three games in two sets against the 11th seed Madison Keys in the second round of the grass court tournament!

The match lasted 61 minutes. The 21-year-old Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, who defeated the 5th seed Lucie Safarova.


Timea Babos (Hungarian)- Madison Keys (USA, 1) 6:2, 6:1


“I’m played terribly well. At the beginning of the match, Keys absolutely dominated the game, but I could stay with her. And I did the break first, which totally broke her. I was given a boost, and I kept it to the last point of the match. I am happy with the win, which is such an important to my self-confidence”– Timi said happily.


At the beginning of the match Keys had the control, in the second game she had a break point. But Timi saved it, and she hold her second service game also.


And after that the Hungarian youngster played amazingly. In the fifth game she broke her rival to 40, she lived with the fifth chance. Then at 4:2 she again broke Keys, this time to 30. In the next game Timi hold her serve to 15, she won the opening set in 26 minutes.


In the first game of the second set the young American saved four break points, but after that she had no chance! Timi served and received sumptuously! In the third game she broke her rival to 30, then pulled away 4:1.


Then came the game that ultimately decided everything. Keys led 40-0 as a receiver, but she couldn’t lived with the chances. Timi equalized and then hold her service game! Then she had two match points and she won the second!


The 21-year old Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, who beat the fifth seed Lucie Safarova 6:3, 3:6, 7:5. In the first round the Czech player won against the British wild cardist Naomi Broady, 5:7, 6:4, 6:3.


The 28-year old Zahlavova-Strycova is ranked 62nd. Her career best was 39th (07.19.2010). During her career she has won 1 WTA and 17 ITF tournament in singles. She reached the third round at Wimbledon twice (2008, 2010).


This season the experienced Czech player was a quarter-finalist in Shenzhen (500 000 USD), while in Trnava (75 000 USD) she played in the final.