Tournament: French Open 2022.
Date: 29 May 2022.
Round: Fourth round (Round of 16).
Venue: Paris, France.
Category: Grand Slam.
Surface: Outdoor clay.
Prize money: €21,256,800.
Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel, NBC Sports and Peacock TV | Canada - TSN | UK - Eurosport | India - Sony Ten.
Jil Teichmann vs Sloane Stephens preview
World No. 24 Jil Teichmann will square off against Sloane Stephens in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.
Teichmann won comfortably against Bernarda Pera and Olga Danilovic in the first two rounds but had to dig deep against Victoria Azarenka in the third. The Swiss won in three sets to advance to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.
Teichmann raced to a 3-1 lead against the World No. 15 but couldn't sustain the momentum and lost her serve twice to lose the first set 6-4. She was trailing 2-4 in the second set but made a staggering comeback to break Azarenka's serve twice and win it 7-5.
Azarenka had a chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the third set, but Teichmann fought back again and forced a tie-break. The 24-year-old won the super tie-break 10-5 to book her spot in the last 16, winning 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(5).
Sloane Stephens, on the other hand, is into the second week of the French Open for the eighth time in her career.
Stephens won tough three-setters against Jule Niemeier and 26th seed Sorana Cirstea in her first two matches. However, the American stopped home hope Diane Parry's fairytale run with ease and secured a place in the last 16.
Jil Teichmann vs Sloane Stephens head-to-head
Teichmann and Stephens have never faced off before, so their head-to-head currently stands at 0-0.
Jil Teichmann vs Sloane Stephens Odds
(All odds are sourced from betMGM).
Jil Teichmann vs Sloane Stephens prediction
The left-handed Swiss uses her forehand to great effect, generating a huge amount of topspin to put her opponent on the backfoot. This also creates opportunities for her to close the net.
Stephens, meanwhile, is starting to look more in control of her game. The 28-year old has been moving swiftly on the court and has been able to generate a lot of power in her shots, making her difficult to counter. Stephens has maintained a 75% first serve percentage and has only registered three double faults in the tournament so far.
The American's forehand is a major weapon, but her backhand can break down under pressure and that's an area Teichmann will look to exploit.
If Stephens can maintain her form, she might just be able to edge the Swiss and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
Pick: Stephens to win in three sets.