Belinda Bencic’s “childhood dream of playing Miami Open”


Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic (Image Credit: Belinda Bencic Instagram)

In the absence of Miami Open 2020 and her 23rd birthday celebration. Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic revealed her childhood dream of playing Miami Open someday.

The Swiss player has appeared 5 times in the Miami Open and the topmost performance reached the 4th round of 2015 season. Belinda lost to home player Sloane Stephens in the straight sets. During the 2018 season, Bencic was forced to withdraw from the entire tournament due to injury. As a lucky loser, Oceane Dodin of France was played in place of Belinda.

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Belinda Bencic was born on 10th March 1997, Flawil, Switzerland. She started playing tennis at the age of 3 years old. Four-time WTA singles title winner made her debut at Luxemburg Open 2012 using a wild card entry. In the first round, the Swiss player lost to five times Wimbledon champion Venu Williams in straight sets. 

The first Grand slam debut at 2014 Australian Open through qualifier rounds, and then first round the youngest player defeated the oldest player of the tournament Kimiko Date of Japan in the three sets. Although, the next match Belinda lost to eventual champion Na Li of China in the straight sets.

In the 41st edition of Aegon International 2015, Belinda Bencic claimed her first WTA title and overcame the 8th seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the finals. The 23-years-old won the four WTA titles and one W125 K series title in Eastbourne(2015), Canadian Open(2015), Dubai Open(2019), Moscow(2019) and Hua Hin(2017).

Also, Belinda played six WTA title finals in Mallorca(2018), Luxembourg(2018), St. Petersburg(2015), s-Hertogenbosch(2015), Pan Pacific(2015) and Tianjin Open(2014).

The First Grand Slam Semifinals

At the 2019 US Open, The Swiss player travelled until the semifinals of the tournament and notably, the young girl defeated World No.1 Naomi Osaka of Japan in the fourth rounds. Eventually, Belinda lost to eventual champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the semifinals.

In the WTA Finals, Belinda Bencic lost to defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in Semifinals. Finally, the Swiss completed the 2019 season at World No.8. And then received a WTA 2019 comeback player of the year award.

Albeit, Belinda didn’t play her best tennis in the first quarter of the 2020 season. In particular, the best performance of Benicc reached the quarterfinals in Qatar Total Open 2020, Where Beli lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the straight sets.

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