13/09/2017 – The Hungarian player won another close match in Canada.
|COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE (250 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), SINGLES, ROUND 2|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 3)-Naomi Broady (UK) 6:2, 5:7, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour 53 minutes in Quebec City.
“I won another very difficult match. The beginning was very good, then it turned out to be a very close battle. In the second set, Broady played very well, she hit first serves as a second serve. I often had to receive a second serve of at least 160 km / h. I had several break points, but every time I got a very good first serve, instead of a second. This is a big difference. So after the unused chances, I finally lost the second set. Then at the beginning of the final set there was a very long game in which Broady “gave Me” a couple of free points, and I played very well a few balls. Finally, I got the crucial break. From that point onwards, I felt that I had the match, I was playing more and more freely. It was quite a physical match, but I felt that I was in a good shape” – Timi.
The 24-year-old Hungarian player started very well in the 26-minute first set. Timi broke her opponent twice, first to 30, then to 40, then jumped to a 4:0 lead. Broady then began to feel the rhythm, but that was enough to win the next two service games. The 3rd seed won her service game to 30, after 5:2. This closed the opening act.
The 53-minute second set brought a great change. Broady served much better, she won crucial point. Timi tried everything as a receiver, but she could not lived with her chances. The British player saved two break points after 2:2, and another one after 3:3. Then in the twelfth game came a big surprise, unfortunately. Broady, as a receiver, had two break and set points, and she used the first chance …
Fortunately this did not bother the Hungarian player! Timi was very focused in the final set and did not give a chance to her opponent. In the third game, in a big battle, she lived with the third chance and broke Broady. Making a big step towards the quarterfinals.
After 4:2 the Hungarian player played well again as a receiver, broke to 30. And after that, Timi hold her service game to 15. So, she reached the QF in Quebec.
The next Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Françoise Abanda.
The Canadian player (born: 5 February, 1997) is 122nd in the world rankings, with a career best position of 117th (28 August, 2017). So far she has won 3 ITFs in singles.