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The native form of this personal name is Babos Tímea. This article uses the Western name order.
Tímea Babos
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Babos at the 2016 Aegon Open
Full name Tímea Babos
Country (sports)  Hungary
Residence Sopron, Hungary
Born (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 23)
Sopron, Hungary
Height 1.79 m
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,347,084
Singles
Career record 238–152
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 12 ITF
Highest ranking 25 (19 September 2016)
Current ranking 25 (19 September 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2015, 2016)
US Open 3R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 192–93
Career titles 10 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 8 (22 June 2015)
Current ranking 13 (19 September 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 3R (2016)
Wimbledon F (2014, 2016)
US Open 3R (2015, 2016)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2015)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2015)
French Open SF (2014)
Wimbledon F (2015)
US Open 2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 18–8
Last updated on: 19 September 2016.

Tímea Babos (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtiːmɛɒ ˈbɒboʃ]; born 10 May 1993) is a Hungarian tennis player.

Babos, who was born in Sopron, has won one singles and 10 doubles titles on the WTA tour, one singles and one doubles WTA 125K series titles, as well as 12 singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 19 September 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 25. On 22 June 2015, she peaked at world number 8 in the doubles rankings.

An accomplished junior player, Babos's greatest success has come in doubles, having reached the women's doubles final of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships with Kristina Mladenovic of France and the 2016 Wimbledon Championships with Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, and the final of the mixed doubles 2015 Wimbledon Championships with Alexander Peya of Austria.

Tennis career[edit]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 Australian Open she competed in the girls singles junior event. Babos was the first seed. In the first round, she beat Australian Ashling Sumner. In the second round, she defeated Sandra Zaniewska. In the third round, she beat Anna Arina Marenko. Then she faced Kristýna Plíšková and lost in three sets. Babos also competed in the girls' doubles event and also was seeded first along with Gabriela Dabrowski. In the final, they lost to Jana Čepelová and Chantal Škamlová.[1]

Tímea Babos in action during the 2009 US Open girls' junior event

In May, Babos won the 2010 French Open girls' doubles event with Sloane Stephens.[2] The duo didn't lose a set in the entire tournament.[2] In the final, they beat Lara Arruabarrena and María Teresa Torró Flor of Spain.[2]

Babos and Stephens won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, beating Elina Svitolina and Irina Khromacheva in the final.[3]

Two days after winning this title, she participated her first WTA event in Budapest, losing to third seed Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.

In her last junior tournament, the 2010 US Open, she lost in the second round in singles, but won doubles with Stephens, becoming the first junior doubles team to win Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open in the same year.

2011[edit]

Babos continued to mainly participate on the 2011 ITF Women's Circuit. She started the year at her second WTA tournament in Monterrey via wild card, but lost in the first round of qualifying to 138th ranked Aleksandra Wozniak. She then suffered early round exits at her next five ITF tournaments, not getting past the second round of any of them. Babos broke the streak by winning her sixth ITF title at a $25,000 tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan. She defeated Diana Isaeva, Tamara Čurović, eighth seeded Ekaterina Yashina, third seeded Veronika Kapshay, and finally, second seeded Tadeja Majerič, all in straight sets. Despite her success, her ranking fell out of the top 300 from 261 to 301.

Babos used the tournament as a springboard for the rest of the year, as her results improved dramatically afterwards compared to the beginning of her season. She reached the semifinals of another $25,000 tournament in Kristinehamn, falling to second seeded Alexandra Cadanțu in three sets, before winning her seventh ITF title and second of the year at a $25,000 tournament in Stuttgart as the seventh seed. It was not as easy as Astana, but she won after being pushed to three sets in three matches, including the final. Babos then continued to her home country at the 2011 Budapest Grand Prix where she won her first WTA tour main draw match. She defeated Anna Remondina before falling to eventual champion and top-seeded Roberta Vinci in three close sets. Following Budapest, she broke into the top 200 for the first time, jumping from 231st to 177th. She then proceeded to end her clay court season with a semifinal appearance in La Coruña.

Babos continued her hard court season where she hit her second bad streak of the year, reaching only one quarterfinal in eight tournaments. She entered a $50,000 tournament in Saguenay, Quebec, ranked 181st. There she won her biggest title to date as the third seed. Her first three matches were all in straight sets, before defeating top-seeded Mirjana Lučić, and finally, struggling to a win over fifth seeded American Julia Boserup. Babos then reached the semifinals in a $50,000 tournament in Toronto and a $25,000 tournament in Bratislava. She ended the season with her ninth ITF title in a $25,000 tournament in Helsinki, winning the tournament without dropping a set. Babos finished the year with a 41–19 record, ranked 153rd, having won four ITF tournaments.

In doubles, Babos accumulated similar success in doubles with different partners. She won a $25,000 tournament in Irapuato, Mexico, with Johanna Konta, a $25,000 tournament in Bath, Somerset, with Anne Kremer, a $25,000 tournament in La Coruña with Victoria Larrière, and a $50,000 tournament in Saguenay, Quebec. She also reached the final of four other ITF tournaments. Babos finished the year with a 34–13 record, ranked 161st, and winning four tournaments from eight final appearances.

2012[edit]

Babos began the 2012 season at an ITF tournament in Quanzhou, China. She reached the final of the $50,000 event just to fall short against first seeded Kimiko Date-Krumm in straight sets. She entered the qualifiers of the 2012 Australian Open as the 21st seed two weeks later, where after a first round win over Margalita Chakhnashvili she fell to Irena Pavlovic of France.

Babos's next tournament was the 2012 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas in Bogotá. With only one WTA main draw win under her belt before the event, she caused some surprise to reach the semifinals without dropping a single set. In her semifinal she was eventually beaten by Alexandra Panova, who finished runner-up of the tournament.[4]

Babos surpassed this achievement in the following week by winning her first WTA title at the 2012 Monterrey Open. Babos knocked out, among others, number two seed Sara Errani, and number three seed Sorana Cîrstea en route to the final, where she met Alexandra Cadanțu. Babos continued to play on the level she showed throughout the tournament and won the clash without facing a single break point during the match.[4] Following this success, Babos rose from number 107 to number 68 in the following week's WTA rankings to make her top-100 debut.[5]

At the 2012 US Open, Babos was upset in the first round by British qualifier Johanna Konta in straight sets.[6]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Women's Doubles (0–2)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass France Kristina Mladenovic Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2016 Wimbledon Grass Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
3-6, 4-6

Mixed Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2015 Wimbledon Grass Austria Alexander Peya India Leander Paes
Switzerland Martina Hingis
1–6, 1–6

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles (2–2)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Western & Southern Open Hard France Kristina Mladenovic United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
1–6, 0–2, ret.
Winner 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2015 Internazionali BNL d'Italia Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2016 Miami Open Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
3–6, 4–6

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (2–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
125K series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 February 2012 International Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Romania Alexandra Cadanțu 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 2 May 2015 International Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. 16 November 2015 125K series OEC Taipei WTA Challenger, Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Japan Misaki Doi 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 5 August 2016 International Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brasil Hard Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 4-6, 3-6

Doubles (11–9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–2)
Premier (1–1)
International (7–3)
125K series (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–7)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 June 2012 International Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 1. 12 January 2013 International Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 2. 23 February 2013 International Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 7 April 2013 International Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 28 April 2013 International Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella Croatia Petra Martić
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 6–1
Winner 5. 5 August 2013 125K series Suzhou Ladies Open, Suzhou, China Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek China Han Xinyun
Japan Eri Hozumi
6–2, 6–2
Winner 6. 14 September 2013 International Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 10 January 2014 Premier Sydney International, Sydney, Australia Hard Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 2. 2 February 2014 Premier Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
7–6(9–7), 4–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 6 April 2014 International Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 8. 20 April 2014 International Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Saisai
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 5 July 2014 Grand Slam Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass France Kristina Mladenovic Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 17 August 2014 Premier 5 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard France Kristina Mladenovic United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
1–6, 0–2, ret.
Runner-up 6. 3 November 2014 125K series Open GDF Suez de Limoges, Limoges, France Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–2, 2–6, [5–10]
Winner 9. 21 February 2015 Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 1 May 2015 International Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Germany Laura Siegemund
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 11. 17 May 2015 Premier 5 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 21 March 2016 Premier Mandatory Miami Open, Miami, United States Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 9 July 2016 Grand Slam Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 04 August 2016 International Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Hard Hungary Réka Luca Jani Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
3–6, 1–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (12–7)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (9–4)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2009 $10,000 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Germany Svenja Weidemann 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 4 May 2009 $10,000 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Naomi Broady 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(10–8)
Runner-up 2. 6 July 2009 $10,000 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Anna Smith 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 2. 2 November 2009 $10,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard Croatia Matea Mezak 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 9 November 2009 $10,000 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard Croatia Matea Mezak 2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 3 May 2010 $10,000 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Tara Moore 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 7 June 2010 $25,000 Budapest, Hungary Clay France Mathilde Johansson 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 12 July 2010 $25,000 Woking, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Katie O'Brien 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 29 November 2010 $25,000 Bendigo, Australia Hard Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. 13 June 2011 $25,000 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Slovenia Tadeja Majerič 6–0, 6–2
Winner 7. 3 July 2011 $25,000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Korina Perkovic 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 8. 30 October 2011 $50,000 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) United States Julia Boserup 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Winner 9. 27 November 2011 $25,000 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Slovakia Jana Čepelová 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 2 January 2012 $50,000+H Quanzhou, China Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm 3–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 6 May 2013 $50,000+H Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 29 July 2013 $75,000 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6–3, 2–6, 6–7(9–11)
Runner-up 7. 28 October 2013 $50,000 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Victoria Duval 5–7, ret.
Winner 11. 28 April 2014 $75,000 Gifu, Japan Hard Russia Ekaterina Bychkova 6–1, 6–2
Winner 12. 20 October 2014 $100,000 Poitiers, France Hard (i) France Océane Dodin 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles (9–8)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8–5)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 April 2009 $10,000 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Stephanie Cornish France Elixane Lechemia
France Alizé Lim
w/o
Runner-up 1. 9 November 2009 $10,000 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard Denmark Malou Ejdesgaard Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1 February 2010 $25,000 Burnie, Australia Hard Russia Anna Arina Marenko Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Arina Rodionova
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 3 May 2010 $10,000 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Tara Moore United Kingdom Amanda Elliott
United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 2. 12 July 2010 $25,000 Woking, United Kingdom Hard Finland Emma Laine United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
Australia Emelyn Starr
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1 November 2010 $25,000 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard Australia Monika Wejnert Australia Daniella Dominikovic
Australia Jessica Moore
4–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 3. 15 November 2010 $25,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Tammi Patterson Australia Jarmila Groth
Australia Jade Hopper
6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 22 November 2010 $25,000 Traralgon, Australia Hard United Kingdom Melanie South Australia Jarmila Groth
Australia Jade Hopper
6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 29 November 2010 $25,000 Bendigo, Australia Hard United Kingdom Melanie South Australia Jarmila Groth
Australia Jade Hopper
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 13 March 2011 $25,000 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Australia Johanna Konta United States Macall Harkins
Austria Nicole Rottmann
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 25 March 2011 $25,000 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Luxembourg Anne Kremer Poland Marta Domachowska
Poland Katarzyna Piter
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 5. 26 June 2011 $25,000 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Russia Ksenia Lykina Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Finland Emma Laine
4–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 24 July 2011 $25,000 La Coruña, Spain Hard France Victoria Larrière Spain Leticia Costas
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 18 September 2011 $50,000 Mestre, Italy Clay Poland Magda Linette Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Marina Melnikova
4–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 30 October 2011 $50,000 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) United States Jessica Pegula Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 6 November 2011 $50,000 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Jessica Pegula Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Runner-up 8. 27 November 2011 $25,000 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Ukraine Irina Buryachok Slovakia Janette Husárová
Finland Emma Laine
7–5, 5–7, [9–11]

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open Q2 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–4
French Open 1R Q2 Q3 1R 2R 1–3
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 0–4
Win–Loss 1–3 0–3 0–3 1–4 3–3 5–16

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 3R 2R 2R 4–4
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 4–5
Wimbledon 1R 1R F SF F 14–5
US Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 5–5
Win–Loss 1–3 1–4 7–4 8–4 10–4 27–19

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 French Open Clay United Kingdom Heather Watson Romania Elena Bogdan
Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 2010 Australian Open Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Slovakia Jana Čepelová
Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
6–7(1–7), 2–6
Winner 2010 French Open Clay United States Sloane Stephens Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2010 Wimbledon Grass United States Sloane Stephens Russia Irina Khromacheva
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2010 US Open Hard United States Sloane Stephens Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Croatia Silvia Njirić
w/o

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hemmings, Mark (2 February 2010). "Teen Gosling tennis star Babos sure of success in 2010". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Zut alors! Hertfordshire Gosling girl wins 2010 French Open Grand Slam". Gosling Sports. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Burke, Michael (4 July 2010). "Stephens/Babos fight back to win girls' doubles". Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Babos captures first WTA title in Monterrey". Women's Tennis Association. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Oddo, Chris. "Heroes and Zeros: Big Servers, Break Dancers and a Ninja". Tennis Now. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
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