28/06/2016 – Timi reached the second round in singles at Wimbledon for the third time after 2012 and 2015.
|WIMBLEDON (GRAND SLAM EVENT, GRASS), LADIES’ SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Timea Babos (Hungarian)-Katie Swan (UK) 6:2, 6:3|
The match lasted 63 minutes.
“Of course I’m glad that I could absolve the first round. It was quite an interesting match, because Katie Swan played a completely different rhythm than what I could get accustomed in recent weeks and months. She played not too quickly, I had to adapt to this. I am glad that I managed to win, there were better and worse moments. What is important is, that at the beginning of the second set when I played worse, I managed to improve. In the last three games I played well again. There were a huge Hungarian support, I thank for this” – said Timi.
The current best Hungarian player started well in the 29-minute first set. Timi easily won her opponent’s opening service game, but immediately lost that lead. The British teen tried to play aggressively and boldly, however Timi choose the play a stable and secure tennis. The much more routine Hungarian player’s tactics prevailed, and soon had a double break advantage. She broke Swan at 1:1 and 3:1.
The local player firstly hold her serve at 5:1, but she had no chance in the next game.
The second set brought a much more interesting fight. Timi had an early break, but her opponent fought back and led 3:2…
After that, Timi played better and she broke Swan twice. She won her opponent’s service game to 30, then to 15, at 5:3.
Timi’s next opponent will be Coco Vandeweghe. The American player was born on 6 December 1991, she is ranked 30th. Her career best position was 29 (June 2016, 20). So far she has won 2 WTA and 2 ITF tournament in singles. This year she triumphed at s’Hertogenbosch (Netherlands, 250 000 USD, grass), and reached the semifinal in Birmingham (England, 846 000 USD, grass). Last year she was a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.