Can Jennifer Brady win her first tournament title at the Top Seed Open? Photo by Shev123 (Wikimedia).
- Jennifer Brady and Jil Teichmann will square off in the final at the WTA Lexington event
- Brady is eyeing her first ever WTA title
- The two competitors have split their two previous meetings – read below for our betting prediction
The 2020 Top Seed Open has hit the finals with Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann and American Jennifer Brady being the last two ladies standing. Taking a look at the betting odds for Sunday’s showdown, which player is the best bet to win this tournament? Let’s take a closer look.
2020 Top Seed Open Final Odds
|Player||Odds at DraftKings Sportsbook||Spread||Total|
|Jil Teichmann||+225||+4.5 (-121)||Over 20.5 (-107)|
|Jennifer Brady||-286||-4.5 (-105)||Under 20.5 (-120)|
Odds as of August 15th
Teichmann Dominant At This Event
If you’re not quite familiar with Teichmann, don’t be miffed. She’s not exactly a household name as the 23-year-old is ranked No. 63 in the world. That’s likely to change after this tournament, but it’s not as if she has a huge track record of success. She was 3-5 on the year heading into this event.
Teichmann has come to life after the hiatus as she’s won all four of her matches in straight sets so far. In fairness, she has had a fairly easy path as she’s faced a Protected Ranking player and a Wild Card in her last two matches. Her toughest challenge was Yulia Putintseva, the No. 33 player in the world and the fifth seed at this event.
Nonetheless, Teichmann has taken care of business as impressively as possible. She has yet to drop a set in this entire tournament and only twice has she lost as many as four games in a set. That shows just how much she’s been dominating here.
Brady Has Breezed Through
As impressive as Teichmann has been, the same complements could be put to American Jennifer Brady, who has also been very impressive – if not even more so. Brady has won all of her matchups in straight sets, beating Magda Linette, Coco Gauff and Heather Watson – all players in the top 53 of the rankings.
Brady has hardly broken a sweat at this event as she’s lost a total of 17 games across four matches. She’s blown away the competition as Gauff was only able to take six games off of her in total. The rest of her foes have been held to five or less. Brady is on fire but the question is: can she top Teichmann to seal the deal?
Teichmann vs Brady Statistical Comparison
|0||2020 Singles Titles||0|
|0||Sets Lost at 2020 Top Seed Open Tournament||0|
|1||Seeded Players Defeated at 2020 Top Seed Open Tournament||1|
What’s The Best Bet?
Brady and Teichmann have squared off twice in their young careers with Teichmann winning on indoor hard courts in December of 2019 while Brady won in the quarters of the Cincinnati Masters last year. Both matchups were really tight as Teichmann won 7-5, 7-6 while Brady won 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Coco Gauff’s run at the Top Seed Open ends in the semis as fellow American Jennifer Brady wins 6-2, 6-4. Powerful, complete tennis from Brady, who looks fitter than ever & will play her 1st career WTA Final against Jil Teichmann of Switzerland. Neither have lost a set this week pic.twitter.com/wUYIHXMnop
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) August 15, 2020
Both players are performing at a high level and have been on cruise control throughout this event. I’m not entirely sure who wins the match – I slightly lean with Brady – but what makes sense to me from a betting perspective is the over. I don’t think this will be a quick match as history has shown us they’re quite evenly matched.
For over 15 years, Dave has been working in mainstream media and sports betting. He hosted a station on Sirius Satellite Radio for four years, and is currently a senior writer for AskMen. He’s interviewed hundreds of hundreds of high-profile sports stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Floyd Mayweather.