Swiss professional tennis player reached final in Dubai Duty Free Championship, on her way to achieve third creer title.
21 year old unseeded Bencic defeated 6th ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in semifinal on Friday, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3). After registering third win in a row against top 10 opponents, Belinda Bencic said “I think from 3-5, I just completely zoomed out. I think I was playing the same in the tie-break, even though I lost the match points. Somehow I was still focused, I don’t know why. I was barely breathing, just playing automatic. You are not thinking anymore. It’s where the instincts just guide you through it.”
Belinda Bencic is about to meet two time WImbledon Champion, 4th ranked Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic. if Bencic wins it will be her 3rd title, whereas Kvitova’s 27th title.
In quarter finals she defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and in pre quarter finals (round of 16) defeated Belarus young talent Aryna Sabalenka 6 – 4, 2 – 6, 7 – 6.
The final will be held at hard outdoor court in Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai.