25/10/2014 – Timi won in three sets against Ana Konjuh in the semifinal of the 100 000 USD ITF tournament in France.
The match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes. The 21-year-old Hungarian player’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be Océane Dodin.
|INTERNATIONAUX FEMINIMS DE LA Vienna (100,000 USD, CARPET), SINGLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian)-Ana Konjuh (Croatian) 4: 6, 6:2, 6:3|
“I’m very glad that I won today. Konjuh is a very good young player with huge shots. In the first set I played bad tactics, but fortunately I changed it from the second set. This week I beat three top100 player, so I’m happy with it!!!”– Timi said.
In Saturday’s semifinal the Hungarian player started better, she broke her rival at 1:0. But after 2:0 the two time junior Grand Slam Champion, Konjuh won four games in a row, she broke Timi twice. After 4:2 the Hungarian player tried everything, at 5:3 she saved two set points.
But Konjuh finished the 46-minute opening set at 5:4, she won her own service game to 30.
The beginning of the 36-minute second set was the turning point. Timi again broke the Croatian teen, and this time she hold that lead. Although at 3:1 Konjuh broke back, but her opponent immediately took back the control. In the next few minutes Timi broke twice and the second break finished the set.
In the third set both player hold her service game till 3:3, and Timi also took the advantage to 4:3. In the eight game Konjuh saved two break point, but the third was crucial.
At 5:3 Timi led 40-0 and she finished the match 40-15 with an ace!
The Hungarian player’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be the wild-cardist Océane Dodin. The 18-year old local player is ranked 357th, her career best was 342 (10.06.2014). So far she has won four ITF singles competition, this year she celebrated three times.
Timi has been a finalist 18 times in singles ITF tournament, won eleven times. This year, she celebrated in Gifu (Japan) in the 75,000 USD tournament. In the final she won 6:1, 6:2 against Russian Ekaterina Bichkova.