There is never a good time for an injury. For Jil Teichmann (WTA 24), the injury came at the worst possible time. After her sensational semi-final entry in the Masters tournament in Madrid, her run in the Rome 1000 was slowed down in the quarter-finals – so shortly before the French Open. But there is good news for the Seelander.
Teichmann had to give up against Daria Kassatkina (WTA 20) in the second set with a bandaged thigh. The adductors got it. “When I felt in the last match that the muscle was causing more and more problems, I knew that it wouldn’t be enough that day,” she told Blick.
She immediately moved on to Paris because there was little time until Roland Garros. Physio, visits to the doctor, training – she does everything to be part of the second Grand Slam of the season.
“Broken in Rome with a heavy heart”
Last year she had to pass out injured. Fate was not to repeat itself this year, which is why she pulled the ripcord in Rome. “I now know my body very well and know when it no longer makes sense to just keep playing. That’s why I left Rome with a heavy heart. That’s enough for Roland Garros.”
She already feels good and recovered. So far, Teichmann hasn’t gotten past the first round at the French Open. The start of the 2022 season was also rather subdued. The tournament was often over for them in the first two rounds.
But thanks to her recent strong performances, she is already sniffing the top 20 in the world rankings. She reached her career high with 24th place. “It’s a nice feeling and confirmation that the whole team is doing something right.”
Should she continue to build on her Masters performances, she could become a candidate for the second week in Paris. Teichmann himself simply wants to “play a lot of matches. One after the other.”