Jil Teichmann has successfully crossed the stage of the 1st round in Chicago. Ranked 38th in the world hierarchy, the Swiss no2 took the measure of Kaia Kanepi (WTA 66) 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 and will face Magda Linette (54) in the next round. Viktorija Golubic (46) on the other hand failed against Amanda Anisimova (82) by losing 6-0 5-7 6-4.
Jil Teichmann – who has never been so well ranked in the hierarchy – thus obtained his first success against this opponent, after losing their first 2 clashes 5 and 3 years ago.
The Swiss born in Barcelona quickly made the hole in the first set, before experiencing a slump. She was able to recover in time to win the 7/3 tie-break, before making the decisive break to lead 6-5 and conclude on her service. In the next round, she will be opposed to the Polish Magda Linette. The 2 players have never yet been opposed.
However, nothing is going well for Viktorija Golubic, beaten by the American Amanda Anisimova (WTA 82) 6-0 5-7 6-4. Since her Olympic title won in doubles with Belinda Bencic in Tokyo, the Zurich native has won only one game in 5 tournaments.