Ash Barty, Alexander Zverev cruise to victory in Western & Southern Open finals

MASON, Ohio — Prime-ranked Ash Barty received her fifth title of the season, taking eight of the final 9 video games from wild card Jil Teichmann for a 6-3, 6-1 victory within the Western & Southern Open remaining on Sunday.

Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev beat Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3 within the males’s remaining.

Barty, who received her first Wimbledon title in July earlier than getting upset within the first spherical on the Tokyo Olympics, now has loads of momentum heading into the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 30 in New York.

Teichmann had a stunning run to the ultimate, upsetting second-ranked Naomi Osaka, Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic and fourth-ranked Karolina Pliskova.

“That is the place you belong,” Barty stated to Teichmann in the course of the post-match ceremony. “You performed distinctive tennis this week.”

Barty, of Australia, broke Teichmann’s serve to take a 5-3 lead within the first set, then received the following six video games.

Within the second set, the Swiss participant acquired medical consideration on her closely taped proper foot throughout a changeover.

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