27/02/2013 – Great game and confident success: after the doubles Timi reached the quarter-final in singles at the WTA Brasil Tennis Cup.
The meeting lasted 68 minutes. After some break came the doubles quarter final: Timi and Kimiko Date-Krumm in 56 minutes defeated Shahar Peer and Scheepers.
|WTA TENNIS CUP BRASIL (235,000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 2RD ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungary)-Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa, 4), 6:1, 6:2|
|WTA TENNIS CUP BRASIL (235,000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Babos, Kimiko Date-Krumm (Hungary, Japan, 3)-Shahar Peer, Chanelle Scheepers (Israel, South Africa), 6:2, 6:2|
“I played very well! Of course, I am terribly happy that once again I play in a WTA quarter-final! I play good tennis and I enjoyed it all! Soon come the doubles game, so now I have no time to rest. Still thank for your support”- Timi said after the singles match.
On paper the 60th ranked Scheepers was the favourite, at least by the ranking positions, because Timi is only 133rd. Although the Hungarian player was in better form, as the South African won a game in Hobart, but since she lost four meetings in a row.
And it was the task at Florianopolis: Timi has given no chance to the opponent. She won in three tough sets in the first round, now she received excellently, served very well. Timi broke Scheepers at the beginning of the first set, her opponent was able to subscribe on the scoreboard at 3:0.
It does not have any effect, Timi not gave away the chance, again smoothly broke the favourite at 4.1. After half an hour, 6:1 was already shown on the table; the results accurately reflected the image of the match.
The second set had been a little more excitement, but there’s not really had a chance for a U-turn. Timi’s serves not resulted aces – On Tuesday she had 12 indefensible serves against Savinykh – but still were convincing. Her performance also! The 19-year-old Hungarian player led by double break (4:1), when suddenly Scheepers won a game.
South Africa’s hope not lasted for long, in the next game Timi again easily won the opponent’s serve. The next game at 15-40 was nervous, but finally, after 68 minutes Timi celebrated, she reached the last eight in singles for the first time since last year’s Monterrey tournament.
Timi’s next opponent will be Romanian Monica Niculescu (ranked 75th).
After a short break Timi played in doubles with Kimiko Date-Krumm against Shahar Peer and Scheepers.
The Hungarian-Japanese pair played very well in the 28-minute first set, they gave their opponents no chance. They lost their service first at 6:2, 5:1, but the 56-minute meeting was ended.