World No. 40 Jil Belen Teichmann of Switzerland will take on Paula Badosa of Spain, ranked 62, in the second round of the 2021 Madrid Open on Saturday, May 1. Get the live streaming options of this Jil Belen Teichmann v Paula Badosa match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Jil Belen Teichmann v Paula Badosa Head to Head
The pair have met once before in Seoul in 2019, Badosa winning in straight sets. They were also due to meet in the first round of this year’s Miami Open, but Teichmann had to scratch because of injury.
Teichmann Saves Six Match Points in Svitolina Shock
Teichmann, who is playing in her first clay court event of the year, caused the biggest upset of the first round by knocking out the world number five and fourth seed, Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, in a very dramatic match.
All that seemed unlikely, though, as Svitolina cruised through the first set, breaking the Swiss player twice, and only facing one break point against her own serve.
The doubts, however, began to creep in during the second set as a sequence of six games saw five go against serve. Crucially for Teichmann, she managed to hold serve once in the middle of that run.
Even so, when serving for the set, she had to save two break back points, but held on to level the match.
Svitolina seemed to have reasserted control at the start of the third set, breaking Teichmann twice. And although the Swiss player got one of them back, Svitolina still served for the match. She had no fewer than four match points, but Teichmann saved them all, and broke the Ukrainian service.
Serving to stay in the match, Teichmann then faced two more match points against her serve, but managed to save those as well, to force the tie-break.
This time it was the Swiss player who earned a match point and she showed Svitolina how it should be done by converting it.
Badosa Coming off Barty Win in Charleston
The Spaniard Badosa came into Madrid full of confidence after her exploits in Charleston on clay.
Not only did she get to the semi-finals there, but she pulled off the biggest win of her career to date, beating Ashleigh Barty, the world number one, in straight sets in the quarter-finals.
And it looks like she has carried that form into Madrid, given how she dealt with the Czech challenge of Barbora Krejcikova, the world 39, in the first round on Thursday.
Badosa took early control of the match, breaking Krejcikova in her opening service game. She then broke her once more and served out to love.
The second set was more evenly contested, despite Badosa gaining the advantage of an early break. Krejcikova broke back, and saved a break point, but, in the eleventh game, dropped her serve once more. Badosa needed no second invitation and sealed the victory next game.
Teichmann v Badosa Prediction and Tip
Although Teichmann is the higher ranked player, and has come off that big win over Svitolina, Badosa is tipped to win this match. She had an even better win over Barty in Charleston and is full of confidence on clay right now. And she also won the previous match between the pair, and has home court advantage into the bargain.
Tip: Badosa to win: 4/5 (bet365)