10/07/2015 – The 22-year old player and Alexander Peya advanced to the final of the Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon, they won in three sets against Anabel Medina Garrigues and Robert Lindstedt.
Timi is the first Hungarian player, who will play in the Mixed Doubles final at a Grand Slam event. The 5th seed pair will meet Martina Hingis and Leander Paes on Sunday.
|THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON, GRAND SLAM EVENT, GRASS), MIXED DOUBLES, SEMIFINAL|
|Tímea Babos, Alexander Peya (Hungarian, Austrian, 5)-Anabel Medina Garrigues, Robert Lindstedt (Spanish, Swedish) 4:6, 6:3, 11:9|
“One of my eyes is crying, the other is laughing. I am very sad for the Ladies’ Doubles, I’m sorry to have failed. But I am very happy for the Mixed Doubles. I think I played well all day, I had good shots. But this is tennis, someone has to lose it … Two years, two consecutive finals at Wimbledon … an incredible feeling! I’m happy! Thanks for the support, 1 to go!”– said Timi.
In the 34-minute opening set Medina Garrigues and Lindstedt broke the Hungarian youngster at 1:1, and then they saved that advantage. In the fourth game the Spanish and Swedish player hold the service game from 0-40.
The 30-minute second set was also interesting. Both “teams” played well and carefully. The Hungarian-Austrian duo broke the opponent to 15 at 4:3, then Peya hold his service game from 0-40.
Came the final set, which was very exciting! Timi served quite amazingly, and she performed well also at the net. Many times she showed a good example for her companion, who also did everything for the success.
First, at 1:1 Timi and Peya broke the opponent to 30. They hold that break advantage till 5:3. Unfortunately the Austrian player lost his service game, so everything began from the beginning…
At 9:9 Medina Garrigues couldn’t saved her service game, she didn’t won a rally. Then came Timi for the Wimbledon final. She saved two break points after amazing rally, and she finally she finished the match with a strong baseline shot, which was too accurate for Medina Garrigues.
The Hungarian-Austrian duo’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be the two legend of the sport, Martina Hingis and Leander Paes.