Barcelona, Federer, Cincinnati: 10 questions about Swiss Jil Teichmann
Jil Teichmann reached the Cincinnati WTA 1000 final before losing to world No 1 Ash Barty. Here are the answers to 10 questions you might have about the Swiss left-hander.
WHO IS JIL TEICHMANN?
Jil Teichmann is a Swiss professional tennis player. She was born on July 15, 1997. and measures 5 ft 6’in, according to her profile on the official website of the WTA.
WHERE WAS JIL TEICHMANN BORN?
Jil Teichmann was born in Barcelona. Her parents, Jacques and Regula, are from Zurich, Switzerland. Teichmann plays under the Swiss flag.
WHAT WAS TEICHMANN’S RESULT AT THE 2021 CINCINNATI EVENT?
Jil Teichmann made a run to the final of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, the first time in her career that she reached the final of such a big tournament. The Barcelona native upset Naomi Osaka, Belinda Bencic, and Karolina Pliskova along the way before falling to world No 1 Ash Barty.
WAS JIL TECIHMANN A TOP JUNIOR PLAYER?
Jil Teichmann was ranked world No 3 as a junior. She won the US Open junior doubles, with Turkey’s Ipek Soylu and also won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in mixed doubles in Nanjing.
HOW MANY WTA TITLES HAS JIL TEICHMANN WON?
Teichmann has two WTA titles to her name. She won her first tournament in 2019 in Prague, when she qualified and then won five matches in the main draw. The same year, “Jily” won the second title of her career on the clay courts of Palermo — beating Kiki Bertens in the final. See this post on Instagram.
WHAT IS HER BEST GRAND SLAM RESULT?
Jil Teichmann has won only one Grand Slam match, at the US Open in 2018 against Dalila Jakupovic. She then lost in the second round against Kaia Kanepi.
WHAT IS TEICHMANN’S STYLE OF PLAY?
On the official WTA website, Teichmann describes her playing style as “physical and unexpected”. It is very difficult to read her game because she plays so many different kinds of shots.
WHO IS JIL TEICHMANN’S COACH?
Jil Teichmann’s coach is a former Spanish tennis player, Alberto Martin. He reached a career-high ranking of No 34 in June 2001 and retired in July 2010.
WHAT IS HER BEST RANKING?
Jil Teichmann reached her best ranking of world No 40 in April, 2021. Having fallen to No 76 prior to Cincinnati, her run to the final pushed her back up to No 44.
IS JIL TEICHMANN FRIENDS WITH ROGER FEDERER?
Following her victory over Osaka in Cincinnati, Teichmann shared an anecdote that happened with Roger Federer at the 2018 US Open.
“I was coming out of the locker room and he was coming the other way with four or five cameras around him. I didn’t want to bother so I got to the side and when he passed me he said ‘Good luck.’ I was so in shock that I did not respond.”
Federer then passed again in front of her and once again said, “Good luck.” “He told me twice. It was a sign.” It was at that US Open where Teichmann won her only Grand Slam match to date.