Without breaking the winning streak, Dubai Open 2019 champion Belinda Bencic recorded her ninth straight win today in BNP Paribas Open.
WTA Indian Wells Open second round match between twenty three seeded Swiss and World number fifty one Alison van Uytvanck, lasted 73-minutes. In straight sets Bencic took the match in her favour, defeating Hungarian Ladies Open champion.
Belinda Bencic’s consecutive win over top 10 in last month Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships makes her mentally stronger, to display excellent game to demolish the Belgian at 6-4, 6-1.
“Of course you won the last week, but it’s a new start, you have to win again,” Belinda Bencic was more realistic and further agreed “Every first round is very difficult.” But on the second set 21 year old felt “I always feel very relieved when I win it, and I’m more relaxed into the second round.”
Belinda Bencic did not fail to appreciate her opponent, “I think Alison’s a great player” and meeting her always “It was very tricky.” Further she described her preparedness, “she has a lot of variation in her game so I definitely had to be ready for that.” Narrating today’s match, “In the first set I was struggling a little bit, trying to find my rhythm, my timing. And then the second set, after winning the first, I was a little bit more confident, and I went for my shots more.”