24/06/2016 – Katie Swan was a finalist last year as a junior at the Australian Open.
On Friday, the main draw was made for singles – and doubles – at Wimbledon, for the third Grand Slam tournament of the season: Timi’s opponent will be Katie Swan.
“Obviously I can say that it’s a good draw, because I will play a wild-cardist. I must play well, but it’s a positive draw considering my good performance from recent weeks. I’m waiting for the best! Today, after the doubles at Eastbourne I trained, and then in the evening we go through Wimbledon, to be able to practice there tomorrow”– said Timi.
Swan, who was born on March 24, 1999, is ranked 441st, her career best position was 433 (6 June 2016) was. So far, she has won 2 ITF tournament among adults. This year she three times reached the last 16 as best result: in Sunderland (England, 10 000 USD, indoor), at Irapuato (Mexico, 25 000 USD, hard court) and in Nanning (China, 25 000 USD, hard court).
At the beginning of the 2015 season she was a finalist at the Junior Australian Open: she lost against the Slovak Tereza Mihalikova, 6:1, 6:4.
Timi in 2012 and in 2015 got into the singles second round at Wimbledon. In 2014 in Ladies’ Doubles (with Kristina Mladenovic) and 2015 in Mixed Doubles (with Alexander Peya) she played in the final.
In doubles Timi and Yaroslava Shvedova will meet Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens.
Keys (10th in singles) is ranked 232nd in doubles, her career best position was 115 (September 22, 2014). So far, she has won 1 ITF event in this genre. This year, she played three tournaments in doubles, she reached the second round with Alja Tomljanovic at the Australian Open.
Stephens (20th in singles) is ranked 1073rd in doubles, her career best position was 94 (24 October 2011). So far, she has won 1 ITF tournament in this genre. This year she played two times in doubles, without success. In 2010, as a junior she triumphed at the Roland Garros, at Wimbledon and at the US Open with Timi.