28/08/2012 – It was a bad debut for the 59th ranked Tímea Babos in the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
The meeting lasted 1 hour 47 minutes.
|US OPEN (NEW YORK, GRAND SLAM EVENT, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Johanna Konta (British)-Timea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 7:5|
The 19-year-old Hungarian player was the favourite in Flushing Meadows even if the Hungarian-born, former Australian Johanna Konta thoroughly familiarized herself with the conditions in the qualifying rounds. After the London Olympics Timi has made three hard court tournament for the U.S. Open, it seemed she will be successful in singles.
In comparison, the 34-minute first set proved to be a nightmare … Konta well received and used the opponent’s uncertainty. Timi broke back at 0:3, but she lost her serve immediately. The usual good “weapon” did not work this time, the Hungarian teen just won her serve at 1:5.
The sequel seemed promising. Finally Timi began to hold the service games, and twice broke the opponent. The Hungarian player led 5:1, all seemed to be beautiful … But Johanna Konta changed everything…
The British tennis player broke the Hungarian teen and then came up to 5:3.
Timi served for the set, and it was longest and ultimately the decisive game. The Hungarian player jumped to 40-15, then she had a total of 10 (!!!) game and set balls. But Konta always equalized, and reached a total of six break points. The seventh was decisive for the Brit.
Unfortunately Konta equalized at 5:5, then broke Timi to 30. The last game was under the total control of the qualifier, who reached the second round.