Jil Teichmann (WTA 63) will play Sunday at Lexington in the third final of his career on the WTA circuit. The left-hander won 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final ahead of Shelby Rogers (WTA 116).
This victory against the tombeuse of Serena Williams (WTA 9) the day before does not suffer any discussion. Jil Teichmann admittedly conceded the entry break, but she quickly put things right by winning the next four games to take control of a game that ended in 1h10.
The Swiss can approach this final with full confidence. On the one hand, she has not conceded a single set in four matches played on the hard courts of Kentucky. On the other hand, she won the two finals she has played so far on the main circuit, in Prague and Palermo last year, albeit on clay.
Jil Teichmann, who should get the best ranking of her career – a 54th place so far – in the event of a coronation, will come up against an American again in the final. She will face Jennifer Brady (WTA 49), against whom she has a 1-1 record. Brady beat prodigy Coco Gauff (16 / WTA 53) 6-2 6-4.