19/02/2013 – The battle was much more closer that: the qualifier Garcia Vidagany had two match points at the end of a third set, but fortunately the eight seed Timi won.
The match lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. Timi also advanced in doubles with Mandy Minella against Paula Kania and Polina Pekhova in 55 minutes.
|COPA CLARO COLSANITAS (235 000 USD, CLAY), SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 8.)-Vidagany Beatriz Garcia (Spanish) 6:4, 1:6, 7:6 (7-4)|
|COPA CLARO COLSANITAS (235 000 USD, CLAY), DOUBLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Tímea Babos, Mandy Minella (Hungarian, Luxembourgish, 2.)-Paula Kania, Polina Pekhova (Polish, Belarus) 6:1, 6:3|
“As the result shows, it was very difficult match. Otherwise, we would also expect it, because the opponent had 3 matches in the high ground, and I had only a few days to get used to the conditions. It seemed on my game, but I also demonstrated some good tennis. In any case, I’m happy with the win. The next game will come, where it can be anything. Soon will be my doubles match, so it is not an easy day. But though every day I’ve two matches in the future! “– Timi said after the singles game.
In the 46-minute first set, Timi led 3:1 and 4:2, but the Spaniard struggling tenaciously than leveled to 4:4. At the end the Hungarian player played better, it seemed it could prove to be decisive.
Unfortunately, it did not happen! The 24-year-old Spanish player broke her opponent’s serve four times in the in the 50-minute second act, although every time in great battle.
In the third set Timi twice led with break, but Garcia Vidagany didn’t gave up. The Spanish player settled, then at 4:4 saved three break points and led 40-15 at 5:4. Timi defended the two match points, and after 5:5 she broke her opponent.
At 6:5 Timi served for the win, had match point, but the Spaniard won the game…Came the deciding tie-break! Timi was the better, but Garcia Vidagany leveled at 4-4, but at the end the Hungarian player cooled her nerve and advanced to the second round.
After a short break Timi played well in doubles. Timi (ranked 85th in doubles) and Mandy Minella (69) won in 55 minutes, never lost the serve and while four times broke Paula Kania and Polina Pekhova.