29/10/2017 – Timi is the first female world champion of the Hungarian tennis.
|WTA FINALS 2017 (7 000 000 USD, INDOOR CARPET), DOUBLES, FINAL|
|Tímea Babos, Andrea Hlaváčková (Hungarian, Czech, 3)-Kiki Bertens, Johanna Larsson (Dutch, Swedish) 4:6, 6:4, 10-5|
The match lasted 1 hour 32 minutes in Singapore.
“I’m very happy about the final and the win. It’s an incredible experience, it’s amazing how it happened. I am proud and happy, I hope that there will be many such highlights during my career! I think we brought back today’s match from the tomb … I’m so happy that this has happened! I’m glad I was able to play in such a big final with an amazing pressure. I think the game went well, I was able to help My partner a lot. It’s fantastic to be able to play like that, We were incredibly aggressive and We played well both. I’m incredibly happy. Now, unfortunately, there is no time for a longer celebration, as I will be returning home soon, this is a must, after five weeks. We’ll celebrate this success at home with the family! Thanks to My family, coach, Thomas Drouet, friends and My Team for constant support and help! Special thanks to fans, who give encouragement, have long been a huge motivation, inspire Me to be better and better every day! And last but not least, I would like to thank my sponsors, MOL, Szerencsejáték Zrt. And Mazda for the persistent support” – said Timi.
With all three of her matches, Timi wrote a Hungarian tennis history: she was the first female player to reach the last four, and then won a semifinal. On Sunday she became the first Hungarian women’s world champion! There has been a long way to go so far, the final also have not been easy. But the most important thing: at the end, Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková could celebrate.
In the 38-minute first set, the Dutch-Swedish pair double played better, served well and was also dangerous as a receiver. Timi and Hlaváčková also did everything, but they only equalized all the time. The Hungarian-Czech team did not get to a break chance.
Then after 5: 4, unfortunately, the fate of the set was decided. Timi led 30-0, but after that the opponent won the game with wonderful winners.
The 43-minute second act was also very exciting and close. In the first game, the third seed pair broke Larsson to 15, but Timi immediately lost her serve, after 40-30…But this did not broke the Hungarian-Czech pair, they fought for the success with great heart.
The seventh game proved to be decisive. Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková led 40-15, but could could not lived with these break points. The opponent had game points a total of three times, but at the end, the Hungarian-Czech pair broke Bertens and Larsson. After that, Timi and Hlaváčková won their serves to 30, then to 0.
The final tie-break was dreamlike! Timi and Andrea Hlaváčková won five receiver’s point, and lost only three service rallies. The Hungarian-Czech pair led 4-0, then 7-3, and the match points came after 9-4. The first chance was gone, but Timi’s volley was accurate. So the Hungarian-Czech team won the doubles event of the WTA Finals.
Great final! pic.twitter.com/iWAccBpya8
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Top Bertens/Larsson 4-6, 6-4, 10-5! pic.twitter.com/UNRt7nJDvX
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