07/05/2019 – Timi won the first set after a break down, then then brought the second set smoothly.
|OPEN DE CAGNES-SUR-MER ALPES-MARITIME (80 000 USD, CLAY), SINGLES, ROUND 1|
|Tímea Babos (Hungarian)-Diane Parry (French) 6:4, 6:2|
The match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes in France.
The beginning of the match was difficult, very difficult: the French player immediately won her opponent’s service game in the 51-minute opening act. After a big battle, Timi reached 2:2, but after that she won only one rally behind the serves.
Parry drove to a 4:2 lead, then the turn came. After 3:4, the Hungarian player broke up again in a huge battle to 40, and then, after 5:4, she took the French opponent’s serve again.
At the beginning of the second set, Timi led to 2:0, but quickly became 2:2. The Hungarian player then saved her serve from 30-40, which proved to be decisive. Timi broke into 40 in the sixth game, and after 5:2, she lost only a single rally as a receiver. Taking advantage of her second match point.
The next opponent will be Priscilla Hon, who won against the 1st seeded Vitaliya Dyatchenko, 6:3, 7:6.
The Australian player (born: 10 May, 1998) is 138th in the World Rankings, with a career best position of 136th (18 March 2019). Hon has won 4 ITF tournaments in singles.