Miami: defeat in singles

Miami: defeat in singles

20/03/2019 – Timi came back in both sets after the early breaks, but in the end of the sets Kanepi was better again.

MIAMI OPEN (9 035 428 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND2
Kaia Kanepi (Estonian, 7)-Tímea Babos (23) 6:3, 6:4

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

Kanepi started the match very well and got a 4:0 advantage in 12 minutes. The Estonian player broke her opponent to 30 in the opening game and after 2:0 she lost only one rally. Kanepi won her own game to 0 and 15.

 

Timi brought her serve to 0 in the fifth game, and then won Kanepi’s game to 40 after 5:2. Unfortunately, the routine Estonian player immediately responded with a broke so the opening act ended.

 

Unfortunately, the sequel wasn’t better either… After 2:1, Kanepi won Timi serve after a big battle, taking advantage of his third break chance. After that, the Estonian player won her serve to 15, pulling out to a 4:1 lead. In the next few minutes, Timi was the better, she hold her serve to 0, and then won her opponent’s serve to 15.

 

Kanepi then led 40-0 as a receiver, and had a fourt break chance also. The Hungarian player struggled and finally won the game. Unfortunately, in the next two games, Kanepi lost only 2-2 rallies, broke to 30 after 5:4, so she reached the main draw at the Miami Open.

 

In doubles, Timi is seeded second with Mladenovic: their opponent in the first round will be Julia Georges (Germany) and Simona Halep (Romania).