07/04/2022 – Timi reach the quarter-final.
|TUKS INTERNATIONAL (25 000 USD, HARDCOURT), SINGLES, ROUND 2|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 7)-Laetitia Pulchartová (Czech) 6:3, 6:0|
The match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes in Pretoria.
The Hungarian player began the first set very well: she won 7 rallies in a row, and a few moments later she won her opponent’s serve. After 3:0, Timi had another 2 breakballs, but the opponent eventually defended her serve.
Pulchartová then had great chances, but did not seize any of the opportunities. Timi won her serve from 15-40 in the fifth game. Then after 4:2 it was again 15-40, in the end the Hungarian player, who was seedeed 7th, saved a total of five breakballs. After 5:3, Timi brought her own game to 30.
The second set was much smoother. Timi pulled to 5:0 by breaking to 40, then to 30, finally to 40 again. In the last game, Pulchartová saveed two match balls, and then the Hungarian player took her third chance to get into the last eight.
Timi’s opponent in the quarter-final will be ellenfele a negyeddöntőben Hong Yi Cody Wong, from Hong Kong. Hong (Born: 14 March, 2002) is 627th at the World Rankings, this is her career best position. So far, she has won 2 ITFs. In February in Sharm El Sheikh/Egypt Timi won 3:6, 6:2, 6:2 against the player from Hong Kong.