WTA Elite Trophy: defeat in the first match

WTA Elite Trophy: defeat in the first match

02/11/2016 – The Hungarian player led with a break in the opening set, but then her opponent was the better on the court.


Timea Bacsinszky (Swiss, 6)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian, 13) 6:4, 6:2


“I can not be sad, because this tournament has been a bonus for Me. I will put all of it positive, as it turned out at the last moment that I could play here. There is one other match in the group stage, it might be the last match for Me this season. I try to play with a smile, but with hard fighting. We’ll see, what could I achieve” – said Timi.


The match lasted 1 hour 21 minutes.


The 23-year-old Hungarian players started the match well, at 1: 0, she won her opponent’s serve to 0. But unfortunately, after that the match changed: Bacsinszky played better and more precisely, took control. The Swiss player broke back and after 4:4 she decided the set.


In the ninth game, Bacsinszky won her opponent’s serve from 40-15, then she hold her serve to 15.


The second act has been developed smoothly … The Hungarian player fought as she could, but without success. Bacsinszky jumped to a 4:0 lead (broke to 30 and 40). After 4:1 the Swiss star saved a total of three break points. In the last game she hold her serve from 15-40.


The Hungarian player’s last game of the Camellia group will be against the local hero, Zhang Shuai. The Chinese player is ranked 28th, her career best position was  27 (10 October 2016). So far, she has won 1 WTA and 18 ITF tournament in singles.