Timi defeated the defending champion

Timi defeated the defending champion

24/10/2014 – Timi saved two match balls and won in three sets against the defending champion Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the quarter-final.

The match lasted 2 hours, 54 minutes. The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be Ana Konjuh, who won 6:4, 7:6 against the top seed Timea Bacsinszky.


Timea Babos (Hungarian)-Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) 6:7 (3-7), 6:2, 7:6 (10-8)


“It was a great match!!! I think, We played high-quality tennis during the match. In the first set I also had a lot of opportunity, I’m glad that after that lost set I came back. Then in the final set I also had breakpoints, but I couldn’t lived with them. That’s how We reached the tie-break. I tried to learn from the mistakes of the first set, I tried to be aggressive and it was successful. I saved two match point with winners. So that’s really all I can say: I am very happy! Now I must do the preparation for the semifinal, with some rest and physio. No time to celebrate … “– Timi said.


In the 61-minute first set, the Hungarian player broke after 1:0, but lost the lead immediately. In the seventh game Timi saved a break point, and had three set points at 5:4, she led 40-0 as a receiver. Unfortunately, she couldn’tlived with them, and few minutes later Sasnovich broke her to 15, to led 6:5.


In the next game the Belarus player had two set points, but her opponent saved them, and equalized to 6:6. So, came the tie-break.


In the tie-break Timi led 3-1, but after that Sasnovich won six rally in a row and won the opening set.


The 42-minute second set also brought a great battle in which Timi has won most of the important points. The Hungarian player immediately won her opponent’s serve, and then saved three (!) break point. Later she jumped to a 3:1, lead and she broke again the title holder.


After 5:1 Sasnovich won a game, but then Timi saved another 3 break point, and won the set.


In the final set the Hungarian player served very well, and she had a total of 7 break point. But Sasnovich saved two chances at 1:1, then another 2 chances at 2:2. At 5:5 the Belarus player saved three break points, so came the second tie-break.


In the tie-break Timi led 3-0, but her opponent bounced back, and later had two match point. But Timi saved both of them with winners, then she won her second match point at 9-8.


The Hungarian player will meet Ana Konjuh in the semifinal. The 16-year old Croatian teen sensation won against the first seed Timea Bacsinszky in the last eight. Konjuh is 100st ranked, her career best position was 100 (10.13.2014). During her career she won an ITF tournament last year, remained unbeaten in Montpellier. In the 2013 season, she has won the Australian Open and the US Open as a junior.


This year Konjuh was semifinalist in Saint-Gaudens (France, 50,000 USD, clay) and from the qualifier event she reached the third round at Wimbledon.