04/06/2017 – The former World No1 came back from a break down in the decisive set.
|WIMBLEDON 2017 (GRAND SLAM EVENT, 31 600 000 GBP, GRASS), LADIES’ SINGLES, 1ST ROUND|
|Caroline Wozniacki (Danish, 5)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:4, 4:6, 6:1|
The match lasted 1 hour 45 minutes in Wimbledon.
“I think this was a pretty positive match. I’ve been playing very well for so long. Last time, I played on this level at the 2016 US Open. I could control the game so well. I’m sorry about the beginning of the final set when I have missed one or two easy balls. But after the last few weeks this game was quite positive, I’m glad of that. At the end of the match, the crowd greeted Me, and We got standing ovation. I really played well and fought hard. It was a great experience to play again on the Center Court! I’m sorry about the end of the match” – said Timi.
Timi reached the second round in 2015 and 2016, and this time she also had a chance to win. However, in recent weeks she did not have a sense of joy in singles, but now she has done everything for the triumph. She has almost kept pace with the World No6.
At the beginning of the 38-minute first set, the Hungarian player confidently won her service games, but in the sixth game she won only a single rally. Timi immediately replied, broke her opponent to 30. Unfortunately, the final part of the opening act the Danish star played better. After 4:4, Wozniacki hold her service game to 40, then she won her opponent’s service game to 30.
But the Hungarian player did not give up. At the beginning of the 35-minute second set she broke the former World No1 to 0, and she kept advantage. She served very well, even though Wozniacki struggled a lot. The Hungarian player did so well, the World No6 had no chance for a break.
After 5:4, Timi hold her serve to 30, so she closed the second act.
The decisive set started dreamily. Timi won seven rallies in a row, she broke Wozniacki and had three chances for 2:0. Unfortunately, she could not deliver that chance, which made a decisive change. Wozniacki broke her opponent to 40 after 2:1, then won Timi’s serve to 15 at 4:1. And this was decisive. In the last game the Danish star lost only one rally behind the serves.