Barty ends 48-year drought with historic win

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Top-ranked Ash Barty won her 5th rubric of the season, taking 8 of the past 9 games from chaotic paper Jil Teichmann for a 6-3, 6-1 triumph successful the Western & Southern Open last connected Sunday.

Barty, who won her archetypal Wimbledon title successful July earlier getting upset successful the archetypal circular astatine the Tokyo Olympics, present has plentifulness of momentum heading into the U.S. Open, which starts August 30 successful New York.

Teichmann had a astonishing tally to the final, upsetting second-ranked Naomi Osaka, Olympic golden medalist Belinda Bencic and fourth-ranked Karolina Pliskova.

"This is wherever you belong," Barty said to Teichmann during the post-match ceremony. "You played exceptional tennis this week."

Ash Barty has claimed her 5th rubric of the twelvemonth successful Cincinnati. (Getty)

Barty, of Australia, broke Teichmann's service to instrumentality a 5-3 pb successful the archetypal set, past won the adjacent six games.

"It's been an awesome week," Barty said. "I felt like, each match, I got amended and amended successful astir parts of my game. I was conscionable excited to get immoderate matches nether my loop successful immoderate pugnacious conditions, and I deliberation it enactment america successful bully stead going to New York."

In the 2nd set, the Swiss subordinate received aesculapian attraction connected her heavy taped close ft during a changeover.

"I was precise blessed with my week," Teichmann said. "Obviously, today, I wanted to win, but Ash was conscionable excessively good. I felt similar I was determination successful the archetypal set, but past she got a small interruption and it was gone. She played immoderate bully points. Then, successful the 2nd set, she stepped up her level. Ash was conscionable excessively good."

Men's Olympic golden medalist Alexander Zverev had a comparatively casual clip successful the Cincinnati men's final, winning the archetypal 4 games en way to a 6-2, 6-3 triumph implicit seventh-ranked Andrey Rublev.

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