Join us for live updates and analysis from 4pm (BST) as American Jennifer Brady takes on world number 63 Jil Teichmann in the final of the Top Seed Open. Teichmann won titles in Prague and Palermo in a breakthrough 2019, while this is Brady’s first ever tour-level final of her six-year career.

How they got here

Jennifer Brady
  • R1 def. Heather Watson 6-2 6-1
  • R2 def. Magda Linette [6] 6-2 6-3
  • QF def. Marie Bouzkova 6-1 6-2
  • SF def. Coco Gauff 6-2 6-4
Jil Teichmann
  • R1 def. Anna Kalinskaya 6-2 7-5
  • R2 def. Yulia Putintseva [5] 6-2 6-2
  • QF def. Catherine Bellis 6-2 6-4
  • SF def. Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-2

The facts of the matter

Head to head is tied 1-1. Brady defeated Teichmann 1-6 6-1 6-2 at Cincinnati qualifying in 2019, but Teichmann struck back at Limoges in December 7-5 7-6(12).

Brady has served imperiously all week. In the second set against Coco Gauff she dropped just four points in five service games, winning 14/14 points on her first serve.

Teichmann emerges from a half of the draw that boasted 33 grand slam singles titles (Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka).

In February, Brady reached the third WTA semi-final of her career in Dubai. She won six matches to get there, the best tour-level winning-streak of her career.

Teichmann won Palermo and Prague last year, but won only two other tour-level main-draw matches in 2019.


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