12/02/2015 – On Thursday, the qualifying draw was made at the 2 513 000 USD WTA tournament in Dubai: Timi’s opponent will be Alexandra Panova in the first round.
The Hungarian player is currently ranked 93rd.
The 25-year old Panova in ranked 121st, her career best position was 71 (30 July 2012). During her career she won 4 ITF tournaments in singles. She played in the final of the Bogota WTA tournament in 2012.
In the 2014 season Panova was a finalist in Campinas (Brazil, 25,000 USD), Sao Paulo (Brazil, 25,000 USD, played in the semifinal in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt, 25,000 USD). She was in the quarterfinal in Bastad (Sweden, 25,000 USD), Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt, 25,000 USD) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 75 000 USD).
The Russian player this year reached the main draw from the qualies at the Australian Open, and then won against Sorana Cirstea (7:5, 6:0). In the second round she had match points, but finally lost against Maria Sharapova (3:6, 7:5, 6.4). This week she played at Pattaya City, and lost in the opening round of the qualies against Anastasia Rodionova (3:6, 7:5, 6:4).