Teichmann, Pliskova advance to semifinals at the Western & Southern Open

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Switzerland’s Jil Teichmanm and Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova will meet in Saturday’s semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.

Jil Teichmann of Switzerland in action during the quarterfinal of the 2021 Western & Southern Open WTA 1000 tennis tournament

The world No.76 Teichmann backed up her third-round upset of Naomi Osaka with a quarterfinal upset of tenth seed Belinda Bencic, ending the Olympic gold medalist’s nine-match winning streak.

Looking at the stats, Teichmann performed better in literally every aspect of the game, especially in the number of saved break points (5/5). The dominance is reflected in a routine score, 6-3 6-2.

This week in Cincinnati, Teichmann recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since March. Moreover, the 24-year-old has replicated the success on hard courts from earlier in the year when she consecutively reached Adelaide and Dubai semifinals.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic & Paula Badosa of Spain meet at the net after Badosa is forced to retire from their quarterfinal at the 2021 Western & Southern Open WTA 1000 tennis tournament

Later on Friday, Spain’s world No.29 Paula Badosa surged to a 4-0 lead when fifth-seeded Pliskova responded by winning nine of the next ten games. With the Czech leading 7-5 2-0, Badosa retired due to a right shoulder injury.

The other semifinal match in Cincinnati will be played between Ashleigh Barty and Angelique Kerber.


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