Teichmann wins in Prague for her first WTA title
Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann rallied in the decisive set to defeat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Prague Open final on Saturday for her first WTA title.
The 21-year-old Teichmann was 2-0 down, and broken again by her 22year-old Czech opponent for 3-2, but came back once more before converting her first match point.
It was the first WTA final featuring two firsttime finalists since July last year.
The 146th-ranked Teichmann and No. 106 Muchova, a wild card entry at the clay-court tournament, will make the top 100 in the rankings for the first time.
In the opening set, Teichmann wasted three set points at 6-5 before prevailing in the tiebreaker.
Muchova broke to lead 4-2 in the second set before serving it out with an ace.
Chilean outsider Cris● tian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4.
Garin saved both break points he faced after rain delayed play twice in the second set on the outdoor clay.
Ranked No. 47, he claimed the biggest win of his career in defeating No. 3 Alexander Zverev – the two-time defending champion – the day before.
Garin will face Matteo Berrettini or the fourthseeded Roberto Bautista Agut in Sunday’s final. The second semifinal was put back to Sunday morning due to persistent rain in Munich.
Garin, winner of his maiden ATP title in Houston last month, has never played either on the tour.
Red Bulls 3, Galaxy 2: Marc Rzatkowski and Derrick Etienne scored in the second half to rally the New York Red Bulls, ending the LA Galaxy’s sevengame unbeaten streak.
Rzatkowski made it 2-2 for the Red Bulls (3-4-2), finishing Connor Lade’s cross in the 59th minute with a left-footed shot from a yard behind the penalty spot. Etienne scored on a similar setup from Daniel Royer eight minutes later.
Amro Tarek gave New York a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute. Rzatkowski’s free kick was deflected and Tarek drilled a left-footed shot back into the middle of the net. Uriel Antuna tied it for LA ( 7-2-1) with a close-range shot in the 39th minute, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave the Galaxy a 2-1 lead with a diving header in the 43rd. Toronto FC 2, Orlando City 0: Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman scored second-half goals for visiting Toronto FC.
Osorio gave Toronto (5-2-1) the lead in the 65th minute, dribbling past Lamine Sane and cutting back to evade Oriol Rosell before curling home a right-footer into the side netting.
Chapman made it 2-0 in the 77th minute, bringing down Alejandro Pozuelo’s pass with an outstretched leg and finishing between goalkeeper Brian Rowe’s legs from a narrow angle.
Quentin Westberg had two saves for his first MLS shutout.
Rowe had seven saves for Orlando (3-4-3) for an MLS-leading 37 this season.