25 year old American Jennifer Brady continued in the form she displayed at the beginning of the season before the covid intervention and excelled herself today by claiming her first WTA title in the Top Seed Open in Lexington Kentucky.
After beating Spanish born Swiss left hander Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-4 she said “It feels great to win my first title. There’s only one winner each week, so walking away with the trophy for the first time, at home in America, I’m really happy.”
When Brady walked over to accept her first WTA trophy of her career she even remembered covid protocols, wearing a face mask and making sure to apply hand sanitizer before lifting the silverware.
“I’ve always wanted to win a WTA title, and everything I ever imagined turned out to be reality.”
Brady won her first tile without even dropping a set, and on the way to the final defeated teenager Cori Gauff dropping just six games.
“I didn’t have my coach or trainer with me during the lockdown because they’re both based in Germany.
We had great communication over the past four, five months. They sent me a plan every day. Over the past few months I’ve been going non-stop, working and training really hard.
Some days were tough but through most of it, I was pretty motivated and knew what I was doing would help in the long run.”