Wimbledon 2013: farewell in singles

Wimbledon 2013: farewell in singles

25/06/2013 – Timi couldn’t repeat this year the last season’s result in singles at Wimbledon, because she lost in three sets against French Mathilde Johansson in the first round.

The match lasted 1 hour 52 minutes.


Mathilde Johansson (French)-Timea Babos, 4:6, 6:1, 6:3


“In the beginning I started the match well. I played aggressively, the good serve alway came when I needed it. After that it was not really a big change, once she broke me, but I closed the set with a good service game. Then I messed up the start of the second set, she had a good service game and a very silly from me … I fought back, 1:2 and it was 30-0, but I lost that game. It was a key moment in my opinion. Then she got better and better, and I played more and more defensively. At the beginning of the final set I had 1-2 good points, but she controlled the game. I had a chance to fought back, but I lost my service game from 40-15. And then I took her serve…Overall, I’m very disappointed because I did not play well. I need a little time to forget. Of course, there’s the double, I want to play well. We’ll see ... “- Timi said after the match.


The World No 99 Hungarian player couldn’t won a set in the two pre-tournament: in  Birmingham (235 000 USD) she lost on the main draw, while at Eastbourne (690 000 USD) she lost in the first round of qualifying. At Eastbourne she played doubles, she was defeated in the first round of the main draw.


Despite the unfavorable omens Timi started very well at the grass court Grand Slam tournament! In the 41-minute first set she took off for a 4:0 and 5:1 lead. The much more experienced French had begun to climb back, at 5:2 she broke Timi, but could not equalize.


After the first set Johansson has been much better. At the beginning of a 35-minute second set she lost the break advantage after 2:0, but it does not bother her. Timi had a chance for 2:2, but couldn’t hold her service game. It was crucial. Johansson controlled the game, and equalized after winning the third set ball.


At the beginning of the third set the French broke Timi again, pulled away 3:1. Johansson then took Timi’s serve again, however she failed to hold the serve at 5:2. But Timi lost again the next next service game and the match as well.


The Hungarian player had 7 aces and eight double faults, the opponent’s stats was 1 / 7. Timi hit 19 winners and 47 unforced errors, while Johansson’s statistics was 19/38.