In the men’s singles of the Western & Southern Open 2021, Alexander Zverev defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas at the end of an exceptional match, to the delight of the crowd for having witnessed such an exciting, fun and dramatic match.
Final score 6-4 3-6 7-6 (4) after 2 hours and 41 minutes. In the finals Zverev will meet Andrey Rublev, who defeated his countryman Daniil Medvedev with the final score of 2-6 6-3 6-3, reaching the third final of the season.
Ashleigh Barty reached the women’s singles final of the Western & Southern Open 2021 thanks to a 6-2 7-5 win over Angelique Kerber in 74 minutes of play. Barty has not yet lost a set on the Cincinnati hard-courts, looking truly unbeatable on fast surfaces.
In the final, the Australian world no.1 will meet Jil Teichman. The Swiss tennis player eliminated Karolina Pliskova with the final score of 6-2 6-4. She had already beaten, as a wild card, Naomi Osaka and her countrywoman Belinda Bencic.
Barty said in the post match interview: “Kerber is an exceptional competitor. At the beginning of the second she leveled up, and it took me a few games to react. key was being able to stay in control of the points. Seeing so many people reminds me why I love this game. ”