06/10/2016 – In 2015 the Hungarian youngster played with Kristina Mladenovic in Singapore.
Now, on the basis of the results at the China Open in Beijing, the 8-paid field was complete in doubles for the WTA Finals. The year-end championships will start on 23 October, and in doubles Timi and Yaroslava Shvedova are among the participants, despite losing in the 2nd round in te the Chinese capital.
“Of course, very, very nice to be there again this year at the world championships in Singapore! In the 2016 season I much less emphasized in doubles, I not even playing through a full season with Slava. So to reach the WTA Finals is a really really good feeling! Compared to last year, this year will be another system, since instead of a round robin format, We will play in a knockout system. Thus, We should play in 110 percent for the first match, really every point will count. I admit frankly that in the past two weeks in China I had problems. But with the news that We reached Singapore, my day is started positively. I hope this feeling lasts now until the end of the year”– said Timi.
The 23-year old Hungarian player and Kazakh partner are at the 5th place in the Doubles Race before the China Open. They had 3975 points.
Timi started the 2016 season with the Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik, and because of the modest results after the Australian Open they went for separate ways. Then the Hungarian player reached the semifinal in Dubai and the quarter-final in Doha with Julia Goerges.
After the first period of the season, Timi started at Indian Wells with Yaroslava Shvedova, with whow she won the 2013 Tashkent Open. In the debut they were in the semifinal, then they played in the final at Miami. The Hungarian-Kazakh pair were quarter-finalist in Madrid and Rome, and won two matches at the Roland Garros. Soon, came the semifinal at Eastbourne.
The best result of the season was the Wimbledon Final. In the last eight Timi and her partner won in the sets against the World No1 and title holder Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Then, they lost against Serena and Venus Williams in the final. Then, the Hungarian-Kazakh duo were quarter-finalist in Cincinnati and semifinalist at New Haven. Few days ago they reached again the last eight in Wuhan.
Timi and Kristina Mladenovic won one match at the 2015 WTA Finals. The tournament was won by Hingis and Mirza.
|WTA FINALS 2016||THE PARTICIPANTS|
|POSITION IN THE DOUBLES RACE||TEAM|
|1||Caroline GARCIA / Kristina MLADENOVIC (French/French)|
|2||Martina HINGIS / Sania MIRZA (Swiss / Indian)|
|3||Ekaterina MAKAROVA / Elena VESNINA (Russian / Russian)|
|4||Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS / Lucie SAFAROVA (US / Czech)|
|5||BABOS TÍMEA / Jaroszlava SVEDOVA (HUNGARIAN / KAZAKH)|
|6||CHAN Hao Ching / CHAN Yung Jan (Taiwanese / Taiwanese)|
|7||Andrea HLAVACKOVA / Lucie HRADECKA (Czech / Czech)|
|8||Julia GOERGES / Karolina PLISKOVA (German / Czech)|