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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday August 16, 2020

 
Jennifer Brady

American Jennifer Brady overcame nerves and battled past Jil Teichmann for the Lexington title on Sunday at the Top Seed Open.

There were first final nerves from American Jennifer Brady on Sunday, but ultimately the 25-year-old’s talent took over as she sailed to a straight sets victory over Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann to claim her maiden WTA title, 6-3 6-4.

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The American will climb to a career-high ranking of 40 in the world in Monday’s WTA rankings as a result.


After the match, during a socially distanced trophy ceremony, a masked Brady thanked her coach Michael Geserer and pointed towards a bright future for the pair.

“Thank you to Michael for making the trip over here from Germany, thanks for everything that we’ve done so far, we just started working together, less than a year, and the sky’s the limit so let’s keep going,” she said.

Teichmann struggled mightily to make first serves (she made just 33 percent) in the opening set but she was able to save all four break points she faced and convert a late break against the Swiss southpaw to take a 5-3 lead.

Serving out the opening set was fraught with peril for Brady, but she eventually found her way through the game and claimed the opener, 6-3.

Brady broke in the first game of the second set and continued to maintain her grip on the match.

She powered through the final set without facing a break point, managing to stay a break ahead.


Brady ripped a forehand winner to finish, sealing the title and completing a run that saw her win all ten sets she played and drop serve just three times.

 

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