“All of us are pretty much fast and in shape so we can get there (for drop shots),” she said.” And if it's not a good drop shot, the other one has the easier point to win.
“But on clay it's about pushing back the opponent so she is further away. On the men's side it's the same, that your opponent is further away so they have to run longer metres. So it's about that, so I think that's why it's more use that you can play the heavy spin and then a drop shot.”
'I see myself as an all-court player'
Born in Barcelona to Swiss parents, Teichmann has a strong Spanish presence in her camp, from coaches Alberto Martin and Arantxa Parra Santonja to physio Francisco Perez and her fitness trainer Toni Martinez.
That may explain her comfort-level on clay, where she moves so well that her opponents find it hard to get the ball past her, a fact she knows and appreciates.
“Obviously, I'm good on clay, I play good,” she said. “I feel good. I think I move well as well, and I think the opponents don't like it as much because they see me even more everywhere on court.
“But I see myself as an all-court player. I mean, my results speak for themselves, as well. I've had great runs on very fast courts indeed. Like, Dubai or Cincinnati are very fast conditions. I feel like I can play good everywhere and I'm just trying to bring up the results.”