28/01/2017 – In the last year’s quarter-final the Italian player won in a dramatic battle, and then triumphed at the tournament.
On Saturday afternoon, the main draw was made for singles at the 776 000 WTA tournament in St. Petersburg: Timi’s opponent will be the sixth seed, title holder Roberta Vinci.
The 33-year old Italian player is ranked 19th, her career best position was 7th (9 May 2016). So far, she has won 10 WTA and 9 ITF tournament in singles. One of the biggest success of her career was the final of the US Open in 2015.
Timi and Vinci has played five times in singles: the Italian player lead 4-1. Last year she defetaed the Hungarian youngster 7:6, 4:7, 7:6 in the QF at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
This year Vinci reached the quarter-final in Brisbane (Australia, 1 000 000 USD, hard court), then played in the second round in Sydney (Australia, 776 000 USD, hard court). In the opening round of the Australian Open she lost 6:1, 7:6 against the later semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe.