23/09/2017 – Johanna Larsson is 85th in the world ranking.
On Saturday afternoon, the main draw was made in singles at Tashkent: Timi’s opponent will be Johanna Larsson. The World No53 Hungarian player was seeded 2nd in the Tashkent Open.
Larsson, (born: 17 August, 1988), is 85th in the world ranking, has a career best position of 45th (19 September, 2016). So far, she has won 1 WTA and 12 ITF tournaments. The Swede has played four times in the final at the WTA Tour, four times at home, at Båstad. She won two years ago, and defeated in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
In 2017, Larsson was semifinalist in Bogotá (Colombia, 250 000 USD, clay) and reached the the final in July in Contrexeville (France, 100 000 USD, clay). After that, she was quarter-finalist in Gstaad (Switzerland, 250 000 USD, clay).
Timi and Johanna Larsson have met four times in singles: in 2010 (Jersey / Great Britain, 25 000 USD, hard court), the Hungarian player retired at 3:4, then she triumphed 7:5, 7:5 in 2012 (Fed Cup – Eilat / Israel, hard court). Five years ago, the Hungarian player was the best (4:6, 6:4, 6:4) in Montreal (Canada, 2 168 000 USD, hard court), and then in 2013 in Indian Wells (USA, 5 182 262 USD, hard court) Larsson won (6:7, 6:2, 6:0).