25/06/2019 – Lisicki won her opponent’s serve at the beginning of the third set, then saved a total of 5 break points.
|WIMBLEDON (38 000 000 GBP, GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, GRASS), LADIES’ SINGLES, QUALIFYING, ROUND 1|
|Sabine Lisicki (German)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 27) 6:3, 3:6, 6:3|
The match lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes.
The 29-year-old German player started very well the first round of the qualifier. Lisicki pulled to 5:1 (broke to 0 and then to 40), hitting 8 aces. The Hungarian player reached the broke ball for the first time in the seventh game and used it. Timi brought her service game smoothly after 5:2, but there was no chance in the next game. Lisicki won her service to 15.
At the very beginning of the second act, Timi got from 0-40 to 2 game points, but eventually lost her serve. The Hungarian player could not live with a break point at 1:2, but in the sixth game she finally won her opponent’s serve, then brought her own, turned to 4:3.
Indeed! The Hungarian player broke to 30 on the eighth game, and then brought her own game to 15.
In the second game of the third set, Lisicki used the third chance, and again won her opponent’s serve. The German player then brought her own game from a break point and led 3:0. Lisicki won her service at 3:1, saving a total of 4 break points.
Unfortunately, there was no chance of translating afterwards, and Lisicki brought her service to 15 after 4:2 and then led to 30-0 as a receiver. Timi still saved her game. After 5:3, the German player led to 30-0, then finished the match after 30-30.