Belinda Bencic takes on this cloudy Monday only 77 minutes, until the opponent must congratulate her. However, the 6:4, 6:2 against Ekaterina Alexandrova (WTA 59), who had previously defeated Caroline Wozniacki, was a deceptive result. Because the 24-year-old Russian came to twice as many break opportunities as you (14:7), made it but only half as many Breaks (3:6). "I felt good, and I'm in the midst of a winning streak," said Bencic. "I realize that I have the hardness, the necessary Competition." In fact, she has the Fed Cup against Italy, winning the tournament in Dubai and the two survived rounds in California now ten wins in a row in the back.
The output location could hardly be better final for their eighth-to the fifth-largest tournament of the season, her second at Indian Wells (after 2015). In this she meets the night on Wednesday (2 p.m. CET) at the US Open and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, the new world rank list first. Of a half-year younger Japanese woman she feels connected because she has the same birth year, and shows what is, for this Generation, anything is possible. "Their successes motivate and inspire me," said Bencic, "the 1997 Vintage is already very strong."
In contrast to the Japanese, it has its 22. Birthday since Sunday. You've trained in Indian Wells in the Morning, then rested, got some sleep and in the evening – as always – at the Cheesecake Factory with a cake spoiled, with her father Ivan and her friend and fitness trainer. "He was called Red Velvet and it was very sweet. But for me there can never be enough sweet."
The last duel with Osaka won Bencic
Naomi Osaka and Bencic met so far twice, but never on the WTA Tour. In 2013, she lost to her in a small sand tournament in Pelham. The second encounter to win the Hopman Cup in 2018, was able to Bencic (7:5, 6:3). Since then, living in the USA Asian but has a meteoric rise. The only flaw for the quarter-finals is from the Swiss point of view, the setting: If Bencic will have to play at 18 PM local time in the second-largest stadium, is at the same time in the main stadium, the duel between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka on the program. "This is a game I would have liked to," she said.
Against Alexandrova you had won also thanks to your game intelligence and ball security, they took out significantly from the opponent. "It was mega uncomfortable against them. You took the simplest of balls, then played it back great Winner. I had studied on Youtube and you don't know anything about how I should play against you," she said. "It was just to survive their first blows." So many gifts, such as your Alexandrova prepared, not more can you expect from Osaka. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 12.03.2019, 02:11 PM