Szingapúr, 2017. október 29.
Babos Tímea (j) és csapattársa, a cseh Andrea Hlavácková ünnepel a bajnoki trófeával, miután 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 arányban gyõztek a holland Kiki Bertens és a svéd Johanna Larsson alkotta duó ellen a szingapúri tenisz WTA-világbajnokság páros versenyének döntõjében 2017. október 29-én. (MTI/AP/Jong Tek-lim)
Hungarian Tímea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavácková won the women’s doubles WTA Finals held in Singapore, thus Tímea became the first Hungarian World Champion in the history of tennis.
According to nemzetisport.hu, Babos already made history when she qualified into the semi-finals, as no other Hungarian player had done that before. Andrea Temesvári made it into the quarterfinal in 1984 and 1985 (singles), just like Tímea Babos did in 2015 (women’s and mixed doubles), but Timi was the first to qualify to both the semi-final and the final.
Their opponents were the Dutch Kiki Bertens and the Swedish Johanna Larsson, who dominated the first set. But Babos and Hlavácková took over the lead in the second part of the second set, won an important break point, which resulted in winning the whole set.
Then came the super tie break, one of which the opponents had already won at the WTA Finals. However, they started out quite bad, while Hlavácková played very well at the net (3-0). Then came a minibreak and several winner points, which led to a final score of 10-5.
“We were able to turn the match around; I am very satisfied with our performance. We showed in the super tiebreak how great we were this year” said Tímea after the match.