The second semifinal of the Prague tournament puts it in front of the public’s favorite, Cehoaica Barbora Strycova with the surprise of the competition, Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann.
Strycova was under pressure, playing in front of his own supporters, but so far he was brighter, managing very good games. Barthel, Pegula and Siniakova are victims of the cehoaica on his way to the semifinal, Barbora settling down a set so far this week.The last game, against compatriot Siniakova, was a real demonstration of strength, Strycova ceding only 3 games in the game ended in 71 minutes. What is remarkable is the percentage of points played on his own service, the Cehoaica ending with a fabulous percentage of 86%, not even giving a chance to break the opponent.The semifinal in Prague is the second consecutive, after the similar performance in Istanbul last week, also on the slag, the stage of the competition in which it yielded to Marketa Vondrousova.
Jil Belen Teichmann
Swiss Teichmann has a fabulous week in Prague, where she had to go through the qualifying tours to play on the main painting.Thus, the 146th ranked sportsman already has 6 victories on the Czech Republic’s land, defeating much better-ranked opponents, such as Haddad Maia, Alexandrov or Kuznetsova. The Swiss tour is all the more remarkable as it yielded a single set against the former Roland Garros champion, the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.Like the semi-final opponent, Teichmann has managed an excellent game in the quarter-finals, betting just 3 games against Tamar Korpatsch.It is the first time in Prague, this week’s performance climbing among the top 120 players in the world, the unmistakable young posture of 21 years in the career.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Strycova vs Teichmann
Teichmann is already in the 7th match in Prague, playing at a level he has not been used to so far. I think the fatigue will start to say its word and its game will suffer. On the other side, Strycova plays on his own ground and even if the pressure is high, supporters will encourage him in the important moments and give him the extra confidence he will need at the key points of the match.
Prediction Today: Victory Strycova