US Open 2014: Timi vs. Safarova in the first round

US Open 2014: Timi vs. Safarova in the first round

21/08/2014 – On Thursday the main draw was made for the singles in New York for the last Grand Slam-event of the season.

The 21-year old Hungarian player is ranked 115th. She will start fourth time at the US Open among the seniors. Three years ago she lost 7:5, 7:5 against Stephanie Foretz-Gacon in the opening round of the qualies. In 2012 she started the tournament in the main draw and lost 6:2, 7:5 against Johanna Konta. Last year Timi was beaten by Roberta Vinci 6:4, 6:2.


The 27-year old Safarova is ranked 15th, this is her career best. During her career she was in the final of 12 WTA singles tournaments, she won 5 times: 2005 – Estoril, Forest Hills, 2006 – Brisbane, 2008 – Forest Hills, 2013 – Quebec City. She also won 7 ITF events.


This season the Czech player was a quarter finalist in Sydney (710,000 USD), Charleston (710,000 USD), while in Wimbledon she reached the semifinal. In 2014 Safarova won against Caroline Wozniacki (Sydney, 6:4, 7:6), Sloane Stephens (Dubai, 6:3, 7:5) Samantha Stosur (Charleston, 3:6, 6:4, 6:4), Flavia Pennetta (Madrid, 1:6, 6:0, 6:3), Ana Ivanovic (Roland Garros, 6:3, 6:3) and Dominika Cibulkova (Wimbledon, 6:4, 6:2).


Lucie Safarova reached the 3rd round three times (2007, 2011, 2012) at the US Open, in New York. Last year, she lost in the second round against Roberta Vinci 4: 6, 6:1, 6:2, who has won the first round against Timi.