04/02/2018 – The Hungarian player came back from 2:4 in the first set.
|TAIWAN OPEN (250 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), SINGLES, FINAL|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 4)-Kateryna Kozlova (Ukrainian) 7:5, 6:1|
The match lasted for 1 hour and 25 minutes in Taipei.
“I am very very happy! It was an incredibly long trip. It’s amazing that this is how it ended: over the past one and a half weeks, a Grand Slam title, a Grand Slam final, and a singles title at the WTA Tour! Impressive feeling! Incredible experiences and feelings swirling in Me. Today’s match was difficult, and it’s always hard to start a final. I am proud to be able to collect Myself and find the solution. I was playing better and better, and after the first set, My performance was very good. I’m incredibly happy about this! I had a very good tournament, I’m happy with My tennis” – said Timi.
the end of the 2015 season the 24-year old Hungarian player remained unbeaten at the 125 000 USD event in Taiwan and this time she also had a good chance in the final.
In the first part of the 55-minute opening act was dominated by Kozlova, who was in impressive form at the Taiwan Open. The Ukraininan player broke her opponent in the first game, and after the comeback of Timi, she led with another break, 4:2. The key part of the opening act was the eight game.
Kozlova led 4:3 and had four game points to 5:3. Timi has always leveled and then lived with the first break chance. Then, the Hungarian player hold her serve to 40 and 30, and after 6:5, she lost only one rally as a receiver.
After winning the very tight first game, the 4th seed player of the Taiwan Open had dominated the final. After 1:0, Timi broke Kozlova to 15, then pulled out for a 4:1 lead. She did a great job, so she was quiet in the sixth boom. The Hungarian player broke her opponent to 0, then hold her serve easily, finishing the match with an ace.
Winning the Taiwan Open will mean, that Timi will be World No35 on Monday.