She was flawless this past tournament. And Jennifer Brady capped an incredible run at the Top Seed Open with her first Women’s Tennis Association championship, taking the final match, 6-3, 6-4 over Jil Teichmann.
In what was her longest match of the tournament, Brady capped the championship that was headlined by a field that included Serena Williams. She entered the championship at No. 49 in the world by the WTA but certainly seems to be heading towards a seeded start at the U.S. Open later this month.
That FIRST title feeling! @jennifurbrady95 defeats Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-4 to claim the @TopSeedTennisKY on home soil. pic.twitter.com/Ff7ABYd302— wta (@WTA) August 16, 2020
The event started with a bang for Brady, who earned her first win in the opening round, 6-2, 6-1. She then won her next two matchups just as easy, 6-2, 6-3 win over Magda Linette and a 6-1, 6-2 defeat over Marie Bouzkova. She then faced off against the uber-talented, and rocketing star Coco Gauff.
At just 15 years old, Gauff made headlines when she made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open earlier this year. She, however, was no match for Brady in this championship, losing 6-2, 6-4.
Brady then capped it with the win over Teichmann.
She was a part of the 2014 UCLA tennis team that won the program’s second national title. Brady’s honors came even before she entered UCLA as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2013, earning a high-school prospect ranking of No. 3 in the country during her final years in high school.
Congratulations, Jennifer! Let’s ride this wave to the US Open!