Score, report, and key facts
Jil won the set after she broke the Dutch 3 times in the 4th (3-1), in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game. The Dutch tried to stage a comeback breaking 3 times in the 5th (3-2), in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (5-4) game. Anyhow, Belen Teichmann stayed solid before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 3.
Jil failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 30.
Belen Teichmann in this set was much more effective than Bertens and for that reason she won 6-2 after breaking the Dutch in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game.
A crucial moment of the match was when the Swiss won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.
At the end of the match, Jil scored 85 points vs. Kiki’s 68 points.
The Swiss won this match even if she was far from perfect in converting her break points because she converted only 45% (5/11). On the other side, the Dutch was struggling in converting her break points because she converted only 43% of her break points (3/7). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Belen Teichmann and Bertens is 1-1.
Highlights Jil Teichmann vs. Kiki Bertens Palermo Ladies Open – Palermo
Jil Teichmann in Palermo
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