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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann rallied in the decisive set to defeat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Prague Open final on Saturday for her first WTA title.
The 21-year-old Teichmann was 2-0 down, and broken again by her 22-year-old Czech opponent for 3-2, but came back once more before converting her first match point.
It was the first WTA final featuring two first-time finalists since July last year.
The 146th-ranked Teichmann and No. 106 Muchova, a wild card entry at the clay-court tournament, will make the top 100 in the rankings for the first time.
In the opening set, Teichmann wasted three set points at 6-5 before prevailing in the tiebreaker.
Muchova broke to lead 4-2 in the second set before serving it out with an ace.
Sat, 04 May 2019 08:57:56 EDT