15/06/2015 – Timi won in three sets against Mariana Duque-Marino in the second qualifying round of the 731,000 USD WTA tournament.
The match lasted 2 hours and 28 minutes. The 22-year old Hungarian player’s next opponent will be the World No 36 Roberta Vinci.
|AEGON CLASSIC (731 000 USD, GRASS), QUALIFYING, 2ND ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian, 12)-Mariana Duque-Marino (Colombian) 6:7 (5-7), 7:6 (7-3), 6:4|
“It was a very long and difficult match, but I’ve managed to won the match for the main draw. In was not an easy match. The opponent has played very well organized, she served very well. I must came back a lot of times during the match. I played not my best, but I didn’t give up, I fought hard. And it gave Me the good result. Vinci will not be an easy opponent…But a new day, a new opportunity to play good and win!”– said Timi.
The match was interrupted at the tie-break of the first set. Duque-Marino led 3-1, then she broke her opponent second time to a 5-2 lead. But Timi came back to 5-5, and served. But she lost that point, then the Colombian player finished the set behind her serve.
The 48-minute second set also established very closely. Duque-Marino and Timi served very well, so they reached the tie-break without a single break point. But this time the tie-break was different!
Timi easily jumped to a 5-2 lead, then she had a set point at 6-2. Duque-Marino broke her opponent, but then the Hungarian youngster won the set with a receiver’s point.
The final set brought twists and turns! The Colombian player broke her opponent with the fourth chance at 1:0, then she jumped to a 3:0 lead.
But Timi didn’t give up! She came back with a break to 3:2, then she easily equalized behind the serves. In the ninth game she broke her opponent to 40, and she served for the match at 5:4. And she did it! Timi had a match point at 40-30, then she won the match with the second chance.
The Hungarian player’s next opponent will be the World No36 Roberta Vinci. The 32-year old Italian player had a career-best position, 11 (2013 June 10). She has won 9 WTA and 9 ITF event in singles. In 2012 and 2013 she reached the quarter-final at the US Open. This year she was a finalist in Nuremberg (Germany, 250,000 USD, clay).
Vinci won twice against Timi: in 2011 in Budapest (4:6, 7:5, 6:2) and in 2013 at the US Open (6:4, 6:2).