08/08/2013 – Timi in the last eight she beat Tamarine Tanasugarn in 1 hour 28 minutes in the 125 000 USD WTA tournament in Suzhou.
Later the young Hungarian and Michaella Krajicek advanced to the last four in 67 minutes. Timi’s next opponent in singles will be the third seed Shahar Peer.
|CAOXIJIU SUZHOU LADIES OPEN (125 000 USD, HARD COURT), SINGLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian, 1)-Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailandese, 7), 6:3, 6:3|
|CAOXIJIU SUZHOU LADIES OPEN (125 000 USD, HARD COURT), DOUBLES, QUARTER-FINAL|
|Timea Babos, Michaella Krajicek (Hungarian, Dutch)-Chan Chin-wei, Xu Yi-fan (Taiwanese, Chinese, 2) 6:1, 6:4|
“It was another long day. The singles match was played in front of us was a long battle, so we started late. Fortunately, this did not bother me, I controlled the match. After all, my will prevail, I am glad that I won. Still, I’m in the semifinal of a WTA tournament, a special joy that in doubles we also managed to defeat the second seeds. The singles semifinal will be very tough tomorrow, but I try to do my best. Please support Me! “– Timi said after another great day in Suzhou.
Timi had a good start at the 48-minute first set, she broke early the Thai veteran, she led 3:1. Tanasugarn did not give up, she took her rival’s serve from 40-15…But the first seed Hungarian didn’t lost the control of the game, she broke back immediately, then easily won her own.
In the eight game Tanasugarn had a 40-0 lead on serve, but after that Timi had four set points. The Thai saved them all, and in the next game she had a chance to break back. However Timi saved that opportunity, then won the service game and the set.
At the beginning of the second set Timi had an early break advantega, but Tanasugarn eaqulized (2:2). Fortunately, this did effect the Hungarians game, she immediately broe again and in the next game she led 40-0. But suddenly the veteran opponent reached a break point, but fortunately did not exercise.
The sequel is turning out the way Timi wanted! In the ninth game she reached a match point, but Tanasugarn saved it. But she couldn’t do that with next chance, so Timi advanced to the semifinal!
The first seed will meet the 113rd ranked Shahar Peer in battle for the final. The 26-year-old Israeli player was 11th back in 31.01.2011, it’s her career best so far.
Peer was quarterfinalist in two Grand Slam tournaments: in 2007 at the Australian Open and US Open. Until now she played 9 finals in singles at the WTA Tour: she won in 2006 at Pattaya City, Prague and Istanbul, in 2009 at Guangzhou, and in Tashkent.
At the beginning of the 2013 season Peer hardly won a match, but in Katowice she reached the last eight from the qualies. Few weeks ago in Budapest she was a quarterfinalist in Budapest, and in late July, she played in the final in Baku, she 6:4, 6:4 against Elina Svitolina, who beat Timi last Saturday in a dramatic battle in the final of the ITF tournament in Donetsk.
The 26-minute first set of the doubles quarterfinal in Suzhou bring a gala performance of Timi and Michaella Krajicek. The Hungarian-Dutch dup gave no chance to the second seeds, the won five games in a row after 1:1. At the end they saved a break point…
In the second set Timi and her partner led 2:1 with a break advantage. But the opponent broke break, then led 3:2 and 40-15 as a receiver. But the Hungarian-Dutch double saved the break points, then easily took the rival’s serve to 0. After that the second seed’s had no chance, Timi and Michaella Krajicek won the last game to 0.
at brékelőnnyel but he failed then serve. The opponent 3-2 in reverse, but you could not take advantage of three bréklabdát. Timi won 3:3 after szerváját opponent again, and 5:4 at 0 was the deciding game.
The Hungarian-Dutch double’s next opponent will be Hsu Wen-Hsin and Chen Liang. The Taiwanese player is 371st ranked, her career best was 180th in 07.05.2012. She won a total of five ITF tournaments in doubles, she celebrated twice this year. Chen is ranked 377th, she was 167 already (July 9, 2012). She has 12 ITF wins in total, this season she celebrated three times.