Ash Barty’s dream week ended on the perfect note as she beat Jil Teichmann in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to claim her fifth title of the year.
The Aussie superstar was flawless as she demolished her Swiss rival 6-3 6-1 to continue an incredible hot streak in 2021 and become the first Australian to win this tournament since her idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley did so 48 years ago in 1973.
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Barty can add her latest trophy to the silverware she’s won in Melbourne, Miami, Stuttgart and at Wimbledon this season as the world No. 1 remains a class above her opponents.
Locked at 3-3 in the first set, Barty won nine of the next 10 games to deny world No. 76 Teichmann what would have been the biggest win of her career after she made a…