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Bencic is fighting in the semi-final

The WTA Final of the eight best of the year will survive a sort of battle of the Fittest, and these include Belinda Bencic . The 22-year-old tournament debutante came up against Kiki Bertens in the third group game to their second victory, the Dutch gave up, as Bencic 7:5, 1:0 led. She obviously felt unwell, had fever, blood pressure and pulse, and congratulated Bencic to win. Before Bertens already Naomi Osaka (shoulder) and Bianca Andreescu (left knee) had to leave in the group stage.

Bencics first victory in the fourth match with Bertens is synonymous with the second rank of the group of Red, behind the Australian Ashleigh Barty. She meets in the semi-final on Saturday to the winner of the other group, Elina Svitolina from the Ukraine. The previous year's winner is already known before their last group game First, after you won your first two matches. Bencic leads in a duel with Svitolina 2:1, wherein they suggested the 13 times the tournament winner this year in Dubai and lost in Toronto.

"I am overwhelmed"

"I'm sorry for you. I wish her all the best," said Bencic over Bertens after they had abandoned. "It was not easy against them because they played tactically well and hit very hard. But I'm very happy with how I fought." By participating in this exclusive tournament you've dreamed of as a child. "I'm overwhelmed."

A semi-final for $ 1.1 million

As already twice in the victory over Petra Kvitova two days previously managed to Bencic against Bertens to win a set in spite of the residue. She had been gebreakt of the Dutch to 2:3, fell 2:4 and 3:5. After that, it reduced the error significantly and won the Rebreak 5:5. During the next page exchange Bertens had their Coach come in and had tears in his eyes. In the Game it was clear that something was wrong with her and she was weakened. Bencic won this, and thus the set thanks to the video evidence, you could have to correct a line judge error. It had been a hard-fought win, with only one point more (37:36), with less profit 8:13), and a unerzwungenen error (15:14) shock, (.

Bencic increased with this victory, and thanks to the Reach the semi-finals, their prize money from 610'000 995'000 dollars. She beats Svitolina, would be $ 1.1 million. In the final, then on Sunday there is even an additional 2.32 million dollars for the winner. (rst)

Created: 31.10.2019, 12:50 PM

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