27/07/2019 – Timi twice served for Round 2 and lived with the second chance.
|MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC (876 183 USD, HARD COURT), QUALIFYING, ROUND 1|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian, 1)-Katrina Scott (USA) 7:5, 2:6, 7:5|
The match lasted 2 hours 26 minutes.
The 15-year-old free-card home player made Timi’s task extremely difficult, and was very close to success. But the Hungarian player, in the most important final stage of the third set, eventually played better.
At the start of the 48 minute firs set, Timi pulled away quickly to 2:0, but the break advantage soon disappeared. Indeed! Scott took her serve from a break point after 2:2, and in the eighth game she won her opponent’s serve again, this time to 40.
After 3:5, the Hungarian player saved a set point as a receiver, then broke to 40 and then to 15. In the last game of th eset, Timi lost only one rally behind the serves.
In the 31 minute second act, the 1st seeded player broke to 15 after 1:1, but then the big turn came. Scott won five game sin a row, breaking Timi to 40, to 30, then to 15. So came the decisive set…
In the third act, Timi broke to 15 in the opening game and then hold her serve from three break points after 2:1. Unfortunately, the sequel was painfully hard. Scott turned to 4:3, and then the Hungarian player in the ninth game got a total of five break balls. In the end, Timi lived with the fifth chance, and after 5:4, she had a match point behind the serves. Unfortunately, the domestic teenager reversed, equaled to 5:5.
In the next game, Timi broke to 15, and for the match for the second time. Compared to that, she had to save two breakballs, but she finally outsourced the match.
Timi’s opponent will be En-Shuo Liang (WTA-177) from Chinese Taipei for the main board.