Intractable Barty

The Australian, number 1 in the WTA ranking, imposed her status as favorite and highest tennis level against a Teichmann who debuted in a WTA 1,000 final.

Despite being an unprecedented duel, the final between Ashleigh Barty and Jil Teichmann on Sunday at the WTA 1,000 in Cincinnati was expected to be the most uneven. And indeed, the forecasts were fulfilled. The Australian, world number 1 and great dominator of the circuit in the last two years, imposed her status as the top favorite to lift her fifth title of the season, in as many finals, in overwhelming mode: 6-3 and 6-1 in 71 minutes of play time.

Beyond the tennis level that each player could offer on the court, the resumes of both did not invite the optimism of the Swiss, whose record only contains two WTA 250 category titles. To make matters worse, she was a debutant in one of these final characteristics, and that is usually paid if you face a Barty who has more titles than anyone this year and victories (40 with today). If you add to all this the reliability of the Australian (she signed 8 aces and 86% of points won with first serve) and the most versatile tennis on the circuit, it was clear that only something unusual could have given Teichmann the victory.In spite of everything, the Swiss came out to the game willing, not in vain, she came with the confidence of having eliminated Osaka, Bencic and Pliskova on her way to the final. But the gasoline lasted just over a quarter of an hour. He managed to avoid a break to win his first turn of service, but from 3-3, Barty chained a whopping eight consecutive games (Teichmann saved his honor by avoiding the 'donut' of the second set) to take the victory. In short, an early training session that will serve the oceanic team to face the US Open with greater confidence and guarantees, where it aspires to conquer its second Grand Slam of the course after Wimbledon.

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