Timi quarter-finalist in Poitiers

Timi quarter-finalist in Poitiers

23/10/2014 – Timi won in straight sets against Amandine Hesse, and reached the quarter-final of the 100,000 USD ITF tournament in France.

The match lasted 1 hour 17 minutes. The 21-year old Hungarian player will meet the defending champion, Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the next round.


Timea Babos (Hungarian)-Amandine Hesse (French) 6:4, 6:4


“I’m glad with the game today! My opponent played all time without rhythm, sometimes she had only winners, sometimes she had only mistakes. I must adopt to this in my head, I must stay stable after her good series. I served well, but sometimes I struggled with the returns. But I still managed to bréak her several times, so I can not complain. In the afternoon a will have a little workout: half an hour of tennis, small gym, lounging, and then prep for tomorrow”– Timi said.


Timi confidently won in the opening round, 6 3, 6 2 against the sixth seed, World No 74 Pauline Parmentier. In the second round the 21-year old Hungarian player won a more difficult match against the another local hope, Amandine Hesse.


In the first part of the opening 36-minute set, both players served, but after 3:3 the picture of the match changed. Firstly, Timi broke her rival to 15, but she couldn’t hold her next service game…Fortunately, at 4:4 the Hungarian player again won her rival’s service game, then won her next to 30. So, she had a set advantage.


Aat the beginning of the second set Timi broke Hesse at 1:1, and she kept that lead till 4:2. In the seventh game the French player saved two break points, then she won her opponent’s to level 4:4.


After that Timi took the control again: she broke the local rival in a big battle, she lived with the third break chance. Then at 5:4 Timi had three match point and she finished it with the third chance. She hit a wonderful forehand cross.


Timi’s next opponent is the defending champion, Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich (World No 95).