Slovenian rival in Marseille

Slovenian rival in Marseille

02/06/2013 – On Sunday afternoon the singles draw was made in Marseile for the 100 000 USD tournament, Open Feminin de Marseille.

Timi’s opponent will be Polona Hercog.

 

“Marseille is a very nice place! At last the weather is good, I do not need to train in the rain. The club also has a pleasant atmosphere, but because of the sea the courts are windy. In recent days, I usually did 2 tennis and 2 fitness work-outs. We run a lot on the beach, we did lot of foot-works. I can not say that It’s not but the sight and sound of the sea helps me. I must play good tennis to win against Hercog. I don’t play doubles this week, I will have one more work-out, to gather strength for the grass season “– Timi reported about the last days.

 

The 20-year-old Hungarian player is the 103th ranked player of the WTA Tour, she will be 7th seed in Marseille.

 

The 22-year-old Slovenian opponent is only 131st on the WTA list. Her career best was 35 in 12.09.2011. Hercog is only 554th in this season’s WTA Race.

 

Polona Hercog has four finals in singles on the WTA Tour. Nearly two years ago she won, 6:4, 7:5 against Johanna Larsson (Sweden) and a year later she defeated 0:6, 6:4, 7:5 Mathilde Johansson (France) in Bastad, Sweden.

 

The Slovenian player recently struggled with wrist injury, so she played only two tournaments before the Roland Garros. She lost 6:4, 6:1 against Varvara Lepchenko in the first round in the Australian Open. In early May she lost in the second round in France in a 25 000 USD tournament. In the Parisian Grand Slam tournament she won 3:6, 6:1, 6:3 in the first round of the qualy against  the Croatian Alja Tomljanovic, then lost 6:1, 6:2 against Grace Min of the USA.