18/11/2015 – The 22-year old Hungarian player broke her opponent once in each set.
|OEC TAIPEI WTA CHALLENGER (125 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian, 4)-Lukas Tena (Croatian) 7:5, 6:3|
The 44-minute first set was much more close, than it was expected. Lukas has no chance as a receiver, but fought hard and bravely at her service games.
Till 2:2 Timi had a total of four break points, but without success. Few minutes later, in the eight game the Croatian youngster hold her service from0-40…
Fortunately, at the end Timi broke her opponent. She lived with the ninth break point after 6:5. So she closed the opening act.
The second set was easier for the fourth seed. Timi broke Lukas after 2:1, then she hold that lead. Confidently, it was important.
Timi’s opponent will be Belgian Elise Mertens (WTA-151) in the second round at last 16.