19/11/2021 – The thrilling openg act was followed by a smoother second set.
|KYOTEC OPEN (25 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), SINGLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 3)-Sada Nahimana (Burundian) 7:6 (7-5), 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes.
At the start of the 70-minute opening act, Timi broke to 40 (1:0) but lost her serve after 2:1. In the sequel, until 5:5, both players served very successfully. Then in the 11th game, Nahimana saved her serve from a break ball, and soon a tie-break came.
In the tie-break, Timi led twice with a break, but lost both of her serve after 3-2. Fortunately, after that the Hungarian player was better and more accurate again.
The beginning of the second set was still tight. Nahimana intercepted 4 and Timi 1 break ball. After 2:2, however, the Hungarian player was much more efficient, losing a total of 3 rally in the next 4 game, breaking to 0 and 15.
Timi’s opponent will be the 1st seeded Oceane Dodin in Saturday’s semifinal.