18/03/2018 – Mona Barthel is 65th in the world rankings.
On Sunday, the main draw was made in singles 8 648 58 USD Miami Open: Timi’s opponent will be Mona Barthel.
The Hungarian player is 43rd in the world ranking.
The German player, (born: 11 July, 1990), is 65th in the WTA Rankings, with a career best position of 23rd (18 March, 2013). Barthel has won 4 WTA Tours and 5 ITFs in singles, last year, reaching fourth round at the Australian Open. This year, she lost in opening round at Auckland (New Zealand, 250 000 USD, hard court), at Hobart (Australia, 250 000 USD, hard court), at St. Petersburg (Russia, 799 000 USD, indoor carpet) and in Doha (Qatar, 2 897 250 USD, hard court) and was defeated in the second round at the Australian Open (Grand Slam tournament, Australia, 55 000 000 AUD, hard court). Then, she was semifinalist in Budapest and lost in the second round at Indian Wells.
The two players have met four times so far: Barthel won in 2012, in Montreal, 6:4, 5:7, 7: , and in 2015 in Charleston 6:3, 6:3. Three years ago in Marrakech, Timi triumphed 6:4, 6:0. This year, in February Barthel won 6:4, 4:6, 6:3 in Budapest.