During the night, moved across the Coachella Valley in Indian Wells, the flood-lights shone brighter, Belinda Bencic had their second victory against a world rank list first (2015 in Toronto, Serena Williams defeated). With a brilliant 6:3, 6:1 over the current US Open and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka extended their longest success route on the professional tour to eleven victories. And almost half of these, five came against Top-10 players.
"I found my best performance, and that was necessary against a Champion like her," said Bencic in the Interview to the pretty Court 2, on which the spectators of Restaurants, from the action. Worn of excellent serves and aggressive Returns, you pressed on the part of the stamp, played best safe to reduce the anticipated outstanding and increased the Tempo in such a way that Osaka was always clueless. The Japanese had twice their Coach on the Court come, but what brought no visible improvement.
quarter-final against Pliskova
The 22-year-old St. Galleries led after 21 minutes with a 5:1 before Osaka won two Games in a row and your only Break is made. Bencic breakte but immediately back to the set win and also went in the second round equal to 3:0 in the lead. The "Naomi"-Calls from the audience were becoming more and more desperate, and after 66 minutes the time, an outsider and world number 23 could stretch her hands exulting to the sky.
she received afterwards from the audience, even if two days late, a birthday, a "Happy Birthday to you", she was visibly Serenade. Bencic is for the first time in the quarter-final of the fifth biggest tournament of the year. In this, she meets after a rest day on Thursday either to Anett Kontaveit from Estonia or the Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Created: 13.03.2019, 04:06 PM