15/10/2015 – The Hungarian youngster won in 1 hour 24 minutes against the title holder, Alison Riske. The next opponent will be the 3rd seed Karolina Pliskova.
|TIANJIN OPEN (500,000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, 2ND ROUND|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Alison Riske (USA, 7) 6:3, 6:3|
|TIANJIN OPEN (500 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Lyudmyla & Nadiia Kichenok (Ukrainian, 3)-Tímea Babos, Magda Linette (Hungarian, Polish) 6:2, 7:5|
On Tuesday Timi won her first singles match in 42 minutes, she played confidently against Alla Kudryavtseva. On Wednesday, the Hungarian youngster’s opponent was the Tianjin title holder Alison Riske, who was the 7th seed.
Timi began well, she served well and broke her opponent after 2:1. Then she saved two break points, and led 4:1. At 5:3 Riske saved a set point, then had a break point. The 22-year old Hungarian player equalized, and after that she finished the opening act with the second chance.
The second set brought interesting turn-arounds and twists…
Timi began with a quick break, but she immediately lost that lead. Riske won three games in a row and led 3:2. Then Timi saved a break point, to 3:3, and after that she broke her opponent.
The Hungarian player hold her next service game after a big fight, and at 5:3 she broke Riske again. This time to 0!!!
The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be the 3rd seed Karolina Pliskova. The Czech player is ranked 15th, her career best was 7 (17 August 2015). So far, she has won 4 WTA and 10 ITF tournament in singles.
Pliskova this year remained unbeaten in Prague (Czech Republic, 250,000 USD, clay) and was a finalist in Sydney (Australia, 731,000 USD, hard court), in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 2.513 million USD, hard court), at Birmingham (England, 731,000 USD, grass) and at Stanford (United States, 731,000 USD, hard court).