21/05/2019 – Timi broke Kovinić three times in both sets.
|ROLAND GARROS (42 600 000 EUR, GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, CLAY), WOMEN’S SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Danka Kovinić (Montenegrin) 6:2, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
In the 38-minute first set, Timi was almost perfect behind the serves and as a receiver.
The 26-year-old Hungarian player won her opponent’s first service game in a big battle, after the Montenegrin player’s advantage’s. And then it didn’t bother Timi, that after 2:1 she could not hold her own game. After 2:2, she broke the opponent second time, after 40-15.
In the seventh game, the Hungarian player took Kovinić’s serve to 15 and brought her own game to 15.
At the beginning of the second act, came three breaks. Timi won her opponent’s game twice (to 40 and to 30). After that, the Hungarian player was definitely better!
Timi hold the sixth game from a break point, then won her opponent’s serve to 15 (6:2, 5:2). The Hungarian player lost one ball in her last own game, so she reached the second round of the qualifier smoothly.
Timi’s next opponent will be Martina Trevisan.
The Italian player (born: 3 November, 1993) is 157th on the World Rankings, the best of his career was 144th (21 August, 2017). So far, Trevisan has won 8 ITF tournaments in singles. Last year she reached the third round of the qualifier, this is her best result at the Roland Garros.