09/04/2018 – The World No3 came back from a set and a break down.
|ABIERTO GNP SEGUROS (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, FINAL|
|Garbiñe Muguruza (Spanish, 1)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 4) 3:6, 6:4, 6:3|
A final lasted 2 hour and 21 minutes at Monterrey.
„I’m glad with the fact, that I played a big match. I had chances in My hands. But Muguruza is a top10 player for a while, I felt it today. I need more matches like this, because I must feel better the rhythm. The big difference between the top stars and other players, that the World bests immediately came for My neck, when they feel, that My performance is struggling, or I did not hit the balls with the needed speed. But overall, i’m happy with this week, I played better and better. The final was also a big match, I must realize, that I belongs to the best players. I must go forward, I’m glad with the final. It was a superb finishing of the hard court season” – said Timi.
The final of the Mexican tournament was decided in a big battle, the 24-year old Hungarian player was close to a sensation.
Int he opening game of the 48-minute first set, Timi saved her serve from 15-40, then had a total of two break point after 1:0. Muguruza also saved her own game. After 3:2, the Hungarian youngster won her opponent’s serve to 30, then hold that lead.
After 4:2, Timi won her serve to 0, then after 5:3, she used the third set point. So she finished the opening act to 40.
The beginning of the 54-minute second set was a dreamlike. The Hungarian player broke to 0, then hold her game to 30. Unfortunately, Muguruza came back strongly. Int he fourth game, she lived with the third break point (2:2).
Timi fought with a great heart, but after 4:5, she could not lived with her game point. Muguruza equalized, then broke her opponent.
The first part of the decisive set also brought a huge battle. Muguruza hold her serve twice to 40, and later it proved crucial. She broke her opponent to 30 in the sixth game and she hold that lead. Int he ninth game Timi came back from 30-0 to 30-30, but the Spanish star won the next two rallies. So the former World No1 finished the final.