Phillip Island Trophy: defeat in Round 1

Phillip Island Trophy: defeat in Round 1

13/02/2021 – Greet Minnen broke her opponent twice in each set.

PHILLIP ISLAND TROPHY (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1. ROUND 1
Greet Minnen (Belgian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 6:2

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes in Melbourne.

 

In the opening game of the 32-minute first set Timi reach a break point from 40-0. Minnen saved her serve, then won her opponent’s service game to 15. Timi hold her serve in a big battle after 0:3, then relatively easily after 1:4.

 

At that time Minnen served very well, then broke Timi to 30 in the eight game. She won the second set point.

 

The second act did not bring a change. Minnen was more accurate, jumped to a 3:0 lead. Then Timi saved her serve after 15-40, then hold her service in the sixth game. But Minnen played well and finished the match with another break. She lived with the second match point as a receiver.