01/04/2014 – Timi won in two sets against Ximena Hermoso , so got into the second round of the 500,000 USD WTA tournament in Monterrey.
The match lasted 55 minutes. The 20-year-old Hungarian player ‘s next opponent will be Kimiko Date- Krumm, the 43 -year-old Japanese legend celebrated a 7:5, 6:2 victory against the first seed, the Indian Wells tournament winner Flavia Pennetta.
|ABIERTO MONTERREY (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Timea Babos-Ximena Hermoso (Mexican) 6:1, 6:2|
“I am very happy to have broken the ice! I work hardly with Thomas every day, and I feel that my game develops. Obviously, after losing several matches, it’s much more difficult to stand up for the court and believe in myself, but I will do everything to be good. I am pleased that with today’s victory I getting a second chance to win” – said Timi.
Two years ago, also in the first round , the two players met in Monterrey, Timi then won 6:2, 6:3 against Hermoso. Then she won the whole competition. In their second meeting , also in 2012 at Irapuato (second round) Timi won 6:0, 6.1.
Fortunately, the third meeting had not bring excitement. Hermoso barely made it difficult. In the 22-minute first set Timi broke her rival rival first time at 2:1, then she easily won the next games. The Hungarian youngster had seven aces and three double faults, she didn’t have a problem.
The second set was a little bit closer, at least in some games. Timi broke her rival to 40 in the first game, then after 2:0 the Mexican player won a game. But after that the 2012 winner of the tournament broke again, this time to 30.
At 6:1, 5:1 Timi reached three match points, but she couldn’t broke Hermoso from 40-0…But in the next game the Hungarian youngster won to 30, and reached the second round.
The 20-year-old Hungarian player ‘s next opponent will be Kimiko Date- Krumm: the Japanese legend won 7:5, 6:2 against the first seed Flavia Pennetta. The World No 12 Italian star had a 5.3 lead in the first set.
Timi and Kimiko Date-Krumm had met twice in singles. In the 2012 season in the final in Quangzhou the Japanese star won 6:3, 6:3. Then in Copenhagen, the Hungarian player won 1:6, 7:6, 7:5.