American Jennifer Brady defeated compatriot Coco Gauff 6-2 6-Four on the High Seed Open on Saturday, incomes a spot in her first WTA last. The outside, exhausting court docket match in Lexington, Kentucky, marks the primary WTA occasion in america for the reason that coronavirus outbreak compelled a hiatus and upended the skilled sports activities calendar. World no. 49 Brady used a strong serve to her benefit over Gauff on the fanless match, firing off eight aces and successful practically 85% of her first-serve factors, to arrange a last conflict with Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann.
“I’ve been working a bit bit on all elements of the serve, primarily the stroke and the timing of the serve, extra approach, issues like that,” stated Brady. “If I’m in a position to serve properly, I’m in a position to begin the purpose aggressive, begin it in my favor.”
Teichmann, who received each of her two WTA titles at clay court docket tournaments final yr, defeated American Shelby Rogers 6-Three 6-2 to earn her last berth.
“Clearly everybody thinks I’m only a clay court docket participant – I believe I’ve confirmed it’s not solely this fashion,” the 23-year-old stated. “I’ve been feeling nice on exhausting courts for the reason that starting of the yr… My purpose was simply to maintain on this stage.”
Brady and Teichmann face off on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT).