01/01/2017 – Timi’s opponent was decided in the qualifying event.
On Saturday (31.12.2016) the singles main draw was made in Shenzhen at the 750 000 USD WTA tournament: Timi’s first opponent came from the qualies. The World No28 Hungarian player was seeded 5th in The Chinese town.
On Sunday, at 1 January 2017 it trned out, that Timi will meet Nina Stojanovic. The Serbian player (Born: 30 July 1996) is ranked 140th at the WTA Tour. Her career best position was 107 (19 December 2016). So far, she has won 5 ITF singles competition, she celebrated twice in 2016: at Braunschweig (Germany, 25 000 USD, clay) and Liuzhou (China, 50 000 USD, hard court). She was also finalist at New Delhi (India, 25 000 USD, hard court), Karshi (Uzbekistan, 25 000 USD hard court) and Tianjin (China, 50 000 USD, hard court).
Timi played very well at the 2016 Shenzhen Open. She won against the Russian Evgeniya Rodina, the Romanian Monica Niculescu and the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, she reached the last four. The Hungarian youngster was beaten in the semifinal by Alison Riske from the USA.
The title holder in Shenzhen is Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland.