Liverpool Star Xherdan Shaqiri (27) seems to have a good nose for Tennis talent. VIEW reported in 2014: The Nati-Kicker helped at the time of the fundraiser, the young Swiss-hope Jil Teichmann in the following season, was able to ride all four Junior Grand Slam tournaments. Shaq sold 5000 praline boxes with his favorite picture and a autograph card, the proceeds of which went to Teichmann.
Five years later, it seems the Shaqiri-promotion pay off. Teichmann, now 21 years old, wins in Prague for the first Time and sensational for a WTA tournament!
With 7:6, 3:6 and 6:4 the current number of 146 in the world defeated in Prague, the Czech local player Karolina Muchova (WTA 106) and gets his first title on the professional Tour.
Teichmann is ardent Barça Fan
Speaking of Shaqiri. With football in Spain, born and raised Teichmann knows. She is an ardent Barcelona Fan, thus pushing, of all things, the Team of the thumb, that made the Champions League hopes of Shaqs Liverpool impossible.
“in the past, I was completely obsessed with the team,” said Teichmann, the “Schweizer illustrierte”. “I was as a six year old with the players on the field, always went back to the stadium to Match, knew every player, every Position, of course, had the camisole.”
The legendary Camp Nou, you know, so, now Teichmann, waving to the big Tennis stage. With the Final victory in Prague, you will jump into the Top 90 in the world rankings. Who is in the Top 100, is automatically qualified for the Grand Slams. A next milestone.