WTA Championships in Cincinnati
Jill Tishman is still flying over the field and he’s in the final!
What a turn on Jill Tishman. The 24-year-old from Zeeland is unstoppable in the semi-finals by Karolina Pliskova, as she celebrates the biggest success of her career as she is in the final.
The fairy tale of Jill Tishman (WTA 76th) continues. The 24-year-old Zeeland won the WTA 1000 semi-finals in Cincinnati against Czech Karolina Pliskova (WTA 4) 6:2 and 6:4. After victories against Naomi Osaka (WTA 2) , her compatriot and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic (WTA 12), was followed by another win over the top 15.
“It’s hard to explain what’s going on. It’s a dream. I feel very comfortable here, the conditions are to my liking. My coach always says I can’t predict,” Tishman said after the match.
The Swiss got a little nervous at the start of the match. No wonder the 24-year-old has never reached the semi-finals in such a prestigious tournament. In the first serve game, she has to let the break ball and pass the first test with flying colors. In the first two serve matches of this year’s Wimbledon finalists, Tishman couldn’t score, but she scored a point in the 2:2 minute. She can now read Pliskova’s serve better and make a big impression. Swiss women break twice. Tishman isn’t letting anything go well, beating ten winners and five aces in the first round.
Teichmann adapts better to heat
The second group begins equally. When the score was 2:3 and 0:40, Tishman made his back to the wall, but she repelled three breakout balls and tied. She takes the momentum with her, runs the break, but gets a re-break in the next match. Because of this fact, the Swiss woman was slightly affected by this fact, and took the service from her opponent again at the next opportunity. After 1:22 hours, the world number 76 uses her first match point in the Ohio heat (32 degrees) and celebrates the biggest success of her career.
Jill Tishman is now already in the final with a wildcard. And she will meet on Sunday evening at eight in the evening, the Australian, ranked 1 in the world, Ashleigh Barty. It is already clear that the 24-year-old from Zeeland will make a huge leap forward in the world rankings. As of next week it will be among the top 50 in the world.