Ashleigh Barty, women’s World No.1 and Alexander Zverev, have won the Cincinnati Final by winning both women’s and men’s titles respectively. Both the players were in their best form as they head towards the US Open that begins a week from Monday in New York.
Top-ranked Barty has won her fifth title of the season, taking eight of the previous nine games from wild card Jil Teichmann for 6-1. She took the victory at the Western and Southern Open final on Sunday.
Zverev also had a relatively easy time in the Cincinnati final. Winning the first four games en route to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over seventh-ranked Andrey Rublev.
The match lasted for 58 minutes. A delightful result for Zverev after a difficult three-set semifinal win over Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday.
“It’s been an awesome week,” said Zverev, who lost to Dominic Thiem in last year’s U.S. Open final. “This is an incredible feeling going into New York.
“The U.S. Open is a week everybody is looking forward to. Novak Djokovic) will be back, and he’ll be the favourite. The other guys are in great shape. I’m looking forward to the week. Let’s see how it goes. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me. I have to find my rhythm. It felt like, each match, I got better and better in most parts of my game. I was just excited to get some matches under my belt in some tough conditions, and I think it put us in good stead going to New York,” said Barty.