TennisSection previews the 2021 Cincinnati Open as Ashleigh Barty takes on Jil Teichmann in the Final on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021.
Will Jil Teichmann continue her amazing run here in Cincinnati as she now aims to win her 3rd career WTA title and beat the World No.1? Will Ashleigh Barty continue to show amazing strength this year as she aims to win her 13th WTA title and get herself in her best form only a week before the start of the US Open? We are in stock for an entertaining encounter for sure, but only one will come out on top here as the 2021 Cincinnati Open Champion. Who will it be?
Jil Teichmann has been in amazing form all week. Not only did she beat Naomi Osaka in a great battle in the Round of 16, she then beat the Tokyo 2020 Gold Medalist in Singles, Belinda Bencic in the Quarter-Finals in straight sets 6-3/6-2, and then the Wimbledon Finalist Karolina Pliskova in straight sets 6-2/6-4. This is a dream run for Jil Teichmann and she will want to keep it going. She has a great groundstoke game from the baseline, being able to keep great length and pace on her shots. However, the Swiss will now have to be at her absolute best and raise her level as she meets the extremely in form World No.1, Ashleigh Barty, here at the 2021 Cincinnati Open.
Ashleigh Barty has also been in great form this week, beating big names along the way like Victoria Azarenka, Barbora Krejcikova, and most recently Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the Semi-Finals 6-2/6-4. Ashleigh is yet to lose a set this week as she has been able to play her great powerful game, and when she has been challenged on the backhand side, she has been able to neutralise the points and hurt her opponents with her great slice. Ashleigh will know that winning here at the 2021 Cincinnati Open will be the best preparation for her to be at her best as she enters the US Open at the end of the month in seach for her 3rd Grand Slam title. However, she cannot take Jil Teichmann lightly here.
Ashleigh Barty and Jil Teichmann have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the WTA Tour. Both players have been in amazing form all week, and both are deserving of their spot in this final. However, this is a huge tournament, and the pressure does get to players who are not used to this consistently. Jil Teichmann has been great all week, but Ashleigh has been even better, and I expect the experience of the Australian to also give her confidence throughout the match. Barty is something else at the moment, and she will show Jil that there are levels to this game as she wins the 2021 Cincinnati Open.
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