Barty breezes past Teichmann to claim WTA Cincy title

 Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia racked up eight aces while rolling to a straight set victory over Jil Teichmann of Switzerland on Sunday (August 22) in the WTA title match of the Western & Southern Open in Ohio.

Barty needed just 73 minutes to win 6-3 6-1 and claim her fifth title of this season and 13th of her career.

World number one Barty recorded 28 winners and converted 85.7 percent of her first-serve points against Teichmann at the Cincinnati event. She committed 21 unforced errors.

Barty will be the favorite to win the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 30 in New York.

Teichmann, who will rise from 76th in the rankings, was looking for her third career title. She enjoyed a big week as she made the tournament as a wild card before upsetting second ranked Naomi Osaka, Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic and fourth ranked Karolina Pliskova to be a surprise finalist.

Teichmann had two aces and won just 47.4 percent of her first-serve points. She hit 12 winners and committed 26 unforced errors while falling to 4-1 against Top 10 players this season.

The score was tied 3-3 in the first set before Barty raised her level and won eight straight games and nine of the final 10.

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