05/01/2018 – The 5th seed Lesia Tsurenko is ranked 42nd.
On Friday, the main draw was made at the 250 000 USD Hobart International: Timi (WTA-55) will meet the fifth seed Lesia Tsurenko.
The Ukrainian player (born: 30 May, 1989) is 42nd in the world ranking, with a career best position of 29th (17 July, 2017). During her career, she won 3 WTAs (2015: Istanbul, 2016: Quangzhou, 2017: Acapulco) and 6 ITFs in singles. In the 2016 season, she reached the 4th round at the US Open, this is her best ever result in a Grand Slam tournament.
Timi was quarter-finalist in Shenzhen (China, 750 000 USD, hard court) this week, while Tsurenko has lost in the second round in Brisbane (Australia, 1 000 000 USD, hard court).
The two players have met three times so far: in 2012, Timi won 6: 2, 6:4 in Cincinnati, then Tsurenko won twice, 6:3, 6:1 in Vancouver in 2014, and 7:5, 6:4 at Indian Wells in 2016.