31/12/2013 – The World No 88 Timea Babos gave up the singles match against Nadiya Kichenok in the first round of the Shenzhen Open (500 000 USD) due to illness.
The Ukrainian led 6:0, 2:0.
|SENZHEN OPEN 2014 (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Nadiya Kichenok (Ukrainian)-Timea Babos (Hungarian) 6:0, 2:0 – Babos retired due to illness|
In the first set Timi saved two break points, but lost her serve three times. The 20-year old Hungarian won only eight points is the opening act. At the beginning of the second set the Ukrainian smoothly hold her service game, then broke Timi to 40. Kichenok led 30-0 in the third game, when the meeting ended.
After the meeting, Timi said, she is struggling with a viral disease for days, which is associated with vomiting and diarrhea …
“I feel it’s unfair, I have worked hardly during the winter preparation. Thought I was over the problems to … “ – remarked bitterly the Hungarian player .
Timi added that the first symptoms of the disease have occurred in Hungary, but it is still “only” vomiting. She could not eat for days in China, followed by an increase in sick …
Due to illness she was unable to play the doubles quarterfinal with Petra Martic.