27/09/2017 – Timi came back from a break down in the second set.
|TASHKENT OPEN (250 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, ROUND 2|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 2)-Denisa Allertová (Czech) 6:3, 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour 8 minutes in Tashkent.
“Of course I am very happy to win! Allertová has a disgusting style, she is a tough opponent, but I feel I’m playing well today. This time I did well and moved well on the court. The match was interesting with the rain breaks. The first one came in good time, because i broke her, but then it was not easy to won the match behind the serves. But it did” – said Timi.
Timi served very well in the 28-minute opening act, which was the basis for success. The 24-year old Hungarian player broke her opponent to 30 after 1:1, and she hold her lead confidently. Timi had lost three rallies behind the serves till 5:3, and in the ninth game she won her opponent’s serve again to 30.
The opening game of the second set brought a surprise, Allertová broke the 2nd seed to 30. Fortunately, Timi immediately responded as a receiver, she did not lose a rally (1:1). Then in the fourth game, the Hungarian youngster had another break point, but she could not this time she could not lived with the chance.
The Hungarian player did not get into trouble behind the serves, and after 4:3 she was again excellent. Timi broke her opponent to 0, then led 30-15. Then there was a 10-minute rain break, after which Allertová saved two match points. The third chance, however, was well managed by Timi, confidently finished the match.
The Hungarian player reached the QF at the WTA Tour in singles for the fourt time in 2017: previously she made that in Budapest, Monterrey and recently in Quebec City.
Timi’s next opponent will be Stefanie Voegele in the Uzbek capital.
The Swiss player, (born: 10 March, 1990), is 196th in the world ranking, with a career best position of 42nd (11 November, 2013). So far she has won 7 ITFs in singles.
Timi and Voegele have met twice: in 2013, the Swiss player won 6:4, 7:5 in Shenzhen. Two years later, in Taipei the 24-year old Hungarian player triumphed, also 6:4, 7:5.