Taipei: difficult match and victory in Round 1

Taipei: difficult match and victory in Round 1

12/11/2019 – Timi won in three sets after losing the opening act against the Indonesian opponent.

TAIPEI OEC OPEN (125 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), SINGLES, ROUND 1
Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 2)-Aldila Sutjadi (Indonesian) 2:6, 6:4, 6:3

 

The match lasted 2 hour and 3 minutes.

 

The qualifier, Sutjadi, surprised her opponent in the 31-minute first set. The Indonesian player won the first eight rallies and held her lead to 3:1. Then she won her opponent’s serve for 4:1, eventually taking her third chance. Timi won her serve after 1:5, saving a set point, but only got to 40-40 in the next game.

 

At the start of the 44-minute second act, the Hungarian player got a break advantage, but she lost it immediately. Then Sutjadi saved a break point in the eighth game (4:4) and led 40-15 as a receiver. Fortunately, Timi rescued her serve and then broke to 0. The final set could come!

 

In the third set, the Hungarian player led to 3:0, but then won only one rally (3:3) in each of the next three games. Indeed! Sutjadi had another break ball, but her opponent eventually brought the game. Timi won the Indonesian player’s serve from three serving advantages and won the last game to 0.

 

The next opponent of the Hungarian player will be Storm Sanders.

 

The Australian player (born: 11 August, 1994) is 424th in the World Rankings, with a career best position of 202nd (10 February, 2014). Sanders has won 2 ITF event so far in singles.

 

The two players have met twice so far: Sanders won 6:7, 6:3, 6:4 in Seoul in 2014, and a few days later Timi triumphed 6:1, 6:3 in Gifu.