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Oct 30, 2017

Tímea Babos becomes first Hungarian World Champion in tennis history

Tímea Babos, playing with Czech partner Andrea Hlavácková, won the WTA women’s doubles final by recovering from a set down to secure a 4-6 6-4 (10-5) win over Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson

Tennis star Tímea Babos has become the first Hungarian World Champion in tennis history after she won the women’s doubles WTA finals in Singapore over the weekend.

Babos, playing with Czech partner Andrea Hlavácková, won the title by recovering from a set down to secure a 4-6 6-4 (10-5) win over Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson.

Andrea Temesvári was the last Hungarian tennis player to do well in the WTA tour finals event, after making the quarterfinal in 1984 and 1985. Tímea's win has ensured her place in history as one of the greatest Hungarian tennis players of all-time.

“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 Babos after the match.