World No. 65 Jil Teichmann admitted she was "shaking" after stunning Naomi Osaka at the Cincinnati Masters. Teichmann, who received a wild card into the Cincinnati Masters, recovered from a set down to shock Osaka 3-6 6-3 6-3.
"Literally, I'm shaking right now," Teichmann said after the match, per The Japan Times. After a first round bye, Osaka survived a tricky second round meeting against Cori Gauff. Osaka entered the Teichmann match as the big favorite but the Swiss had other plans.
"I knew inside I had this level and I was able to show it on court," Teichmann said. "This week things are working out. I needed to be patient and here I am."
Teichmann created a stunning comeback
Osaka made a lightning start to the match, having claimed back-to-breaks to open a 3-0 lead.
However, Teichmann refused to quit as she got one break back in the fourth game. Teichmann had a chance to get back the second break as well but Osaka saved a break point in the eigthh game to take a 5-3 lead. After failing to convert a break point in the eighth game, Teichmann dropped her serve in the ninth game as Osaka won the opener.
After dropping her serve three times in the first set, Teichmann bounced back in the second set as she dropped no service games and claimed two breaks to force a decider. Osaka started the second set with a 2-0 lead but Teichmann responded with back-to-back breaks to overturn the deficit and take a 4-2 lead.
Osaka broke Teichmann in the seventh game to end the Swiss' four-game run but the Swiss earned her third break of the set in the eighth game to take a 5-3 lead. Teichmann then converted her second match point in the following game to complete a comeback win.
Swiss tennis has been on the rise recently. Belinda Bencic captured gold medal in the singles event at the Tokyo Olympics and also claimed silver medal with Viktorija Golubic in the doubles event. "Belinda has been amazing, Olympics, as well as with Viktorija. I was actually calling them right after the matches," Teichmann said.