04/01/2020 – Timi’s next opponent will be the World No104 Margarita Gasparyan.
|SHENZHEN OPEN (775 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 3)-Kaja Juvan (Slovenian) 7:5, 6:4|
The match lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes.
At the start of the 43-minute first set, both players lost their serve to 15, and then there was no chance of another break till 5:5. At that time, Timi “brought” a good receiving game, pulled to 40-15 and then won her opponent’s serve to 30.
Then the 26-year old Hungarian player won her serve to 30, closing the first set.
At the most part of the second set, Timi was better and more accurate! She led to 5:2 by gaining Juvan’s serve in the third game to 30, and it didn’t matter that she couldn’t live with two break chances after 3:1.
In the seventh game, Timi broke to 40, making it 5:2. Juvan then won her opponent’s serve from the match point, and brought her own game to 0. the next game, Timi turning back from 15-30 to reach Round 2 of the qualifier.
The Hungarian player’s opponent will be Margarita Gasparyan for the main draw.
The Russian player (born: 1 September, 1994) is 104th in the World Rankings and has a career best position of 41st (15 February, 2016). Gasparyan has won 2 WTA Tour and 9 ITF events so far.