28/04/2015 – Superb success in Marrakech: Timi lost only four games against the World No. 39. Mona Barthel in the opening round.
The match lasted 73 minutes. The 21-year-old Hungarian player’s next opponent will be the Brazilian Teliana Pereira.
|GP DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM (250 000 USD, CLAY), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian)-Mona Barthel (German, 5), 6:4, 6:0|
“My game plan went very well … The beginning was nearly the same, as in Charleston. I worried a little bit, that I failed to take advantage of my chances again. Then I started to play very well. I was good from the baseline, my returns were successful. Only my serves were not as good, as I wanted. But I had a chance to practice this today, at the afternoon work-out” – Timi said happily after the singles opener in Marrakech.
On April 6, in the opening round of the Charleston tournament Barthel won 6:3, 6:3 against Timi. But fortunately everything was different this time!
Timi began the 49-minute first set with a break! She won that 11-minute game to 40, she lived with the fourth chance. Barthel broke back immediately, then led 2:1. In the fourth game Timi saved two break point, than took control.
Timi broke Barthel to 30, after 2:2, then she hold that lead. After 4:3 the Hungarian youngster won her service game to 40, then won the tenth game to 30. She lived with the third set point.
The second set was one-sided! Timi broke her opponent three times and hold her service games easily. Barthel had no chance.
Timi’s opponent in the second round will be Teliana Pereira.
The 26-year-old Brazilian player is ranked 81st, this is her career best position. During her career she won 1 WTA and 22 ITF event in singles. This year she was a semifinalist in Campinos (Brazil, 25 000 USD, clay), then came even greater success. In early April she won the ITF tournament in Medellin (Colombia, 50 000 USD, clay), then she remained unbeatable in Bogota. She won the 250 000 USD WTA tournament on clay by beating 3 top80 player. In Marrakech she began with a 6:3, 6:2 win againg the World No50 Kaia Kanepi.