31/01/2021 – Timi’s next opponent will be the 12th seeded, World No44 Caroline Garcia.
|GIPPSLAND TROPHY (447 620 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)–Patricia Maria Țig (Romanian) 7:6 (7-5), 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes in Melbourne.
In the 68-minute first set, Timi won her serve after 0:1 saving a break point, betting then broke to 0! The Hungarian player then led to 3:1, but she lost her serve in the sixth boom. The answer came immediately, Timi broke again in a big battle, but lost her advantage after 5:4.
The Romanian player saved her serve from a break ball after 5:5, and then the tie-break came soon.
In the tie-break, Timi pulled to 5-2, but her opponent equalized. The Hungarian player then got a set ball as a server, and then closed the opening act as a receiver.
The second game has become easier! Although Timi lost her break advantage after 2:0, she won Țig’s serve in the next game (3: 1). and she has already retained this advantage with great serves.
The Romanian player asked for a medical break after 4: 1, but that didn’t upset her opponent. In the ninth game, Timi got three match balls behind the serves and also took the third chance.
The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Caroline Garcia, who is seeded 12th.
The French player (born: 16 October 1993) is 44th in the World Rankings, has a career best position of 4th (10 September, 2018). Garcia has won 7 WTA Tour, 1 WTA 125s and 1 ITF events in Singles.
The 2 players have met three times so far: Garcia leads 2-1.