Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic

Swiss tennis player
Date of Birth: 10.03.1997
Country: Switzerland

Content:
  1. Biography of Belinda Bencic
  2. Early Career
  3. Professional Career
  4. Breakthrough

Biography of Belinda Bencic

Born on March 10, 1997 in Flawil, Switzerland, Belinda Bencic is a Swiss tennis player. Her father immigrated to Switzerland from Czechoslovakia in 1968. With a height of 173 cm, Bencic started her professional tennis career at the age of 15.

Belinda Bencic

Early Career

In 2012, Bencic represented Switzerland in the Fed Cup. She began the season by winning two ITF tournaments for players under 18 in the Czech Republic without dropping a set. She then participated in the ITF tournament in Leimen, Germany, reaching the quarterfinals. In April, she competed in the ITF tournament in California, where she reached the third round. Bencic also played in the Pelham, Alabama ITF tournament, but lost in the qualification round to Alexandra Stevenson. She later returned to junior competitions and won the tournament in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France. The following week, she won her fourth title of the year in Italy, only losing one set. However, her winning streak ended in the semifinals of another Italian tournament.

Belinda Bencic

Professional Career

In May, Bencic received a wild card for the qualifying tournament of the Brussels Open. She caused a surprise by defeating Elena Bovina, a former world No. 14. Although she lost in the second round to Lesia Tsurenko, her victory over Bovina improved her ranking by 189 spots to 951st. Bencic then played in the French Open junior tournament, but was defeated in the first round. She also received a wild card for the UNICEF Open 2012, but lost in the qualifying round to Urszula Radwańska. Prior to Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals of the G18 G1 AEGON International tournament. Bencic represented Switzerland in the European Junior Championships, reaching the semifinals. She also competed in the Canadian Open Junior Championships, but was eliminated in the third round. At the US Open, she was unable to make a deep run and exited in the second round.

Belinda Bencic

Breakthrough

After a two-week break, Bencic won her first professional title in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, defeating Fatma Al Nabhani in the final. The following week, she won another ITF tournament in Sharm el-Sheikh, losing only one set throughout the entire competition and climbing 170 spots in the world rankings to 722nd. Bencic received a wild card into the main draw of the BGL Luxembourg Open, where she faced Venus Williams in the first round and lost. Despite the loss, her debut in a WTA tournament improved her ranking by 108 spots to 614th.

Belinda Bencic

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