20/04/2016 – The World No4 Spanish player won most of the important poinst, she played constantly better than her opponent.
|PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX (759 000 USD, CLAY/INDOOR), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Garbina Muguruza (Spanish, 3)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour 18 minutes.
Last year’s Wimbledon finalist arrived in excellent form to the Stuttgart tournament. At the last weekend in Fed Cup she won 7:6, 6:0 against the 2010 Roland Garros champ Francesca Schiavone, then triumphed against the World No8 Roberta Vinci (6:2, 6:2).
Muguruza played a very good, a very confident and powerful tennis against Timi. In the beginning, the Spanish star lost the break advantage smoothly, but after that, she confidently control the match. Muguruza put her opponent under a constant pressure. Timi struggled and tried everything, but without success.
In the 32-minute first set Timi broke her opponent again after 4:1, but then came a crucial game. The Hungarian youngster played bravely, had chances, but couldn’t hold her service game. Then Muguruza easily won the next serve, and the set.
At the beginning of the second set the Spanish star gave everything, she played a dominant tennis. She broke her opponent to 30, and then to 40. Timi didnt’t give up, she had five break points, but without success.
After 4:0 the Hungarian player won two service games. But she had no chance as a receiver. In the last game Muguruza saved her service game to 30.
Next week Timi will play in Rabat (Morocco) at the 250 000 USD WTA event.