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Bencic loses and feels in a spider web

at the beginning, it is promising for Belinda Bencic on this late on Friday in Indian Wells. The 22-year-old Dubai champion breakte Angelique Kerber in the first Game, later on you 4:2. However, it should not be your evening. The experienced German left-hander showed excellent performance, thanks to their fast legs everywhere and caught up with your Forehand point to point. After 67 minutes Bencic faced EN route to a three match balls, and the first under a double-your error to the brutal 4:6, 2:6.

"I felt from the beginning is not good. I don't know how I should play against them," said Bencic. "It is a great baseline player, and as a Lefty with a very flat balls, she manages to neutralize my Strengths." She was joined at Kerber, such as on a wall. "You lured me into a trap, I felt like I was in a spider's web, from which I came out."

Bencic was, as the game was Slipping away, impatient, they took advantage of the time available for the side switch and forced the risk often. You led against Kerber in the second set with a Break, but then fell back to 1:2. As they had come during a change of her father Ivan, and with him in Slovak, had you frustrated and whiny. You should win only one more Game against the three-time Grand Slam champion, the attack and a total of seven Breaks came their second serves with success again and again.

"I thought I was blind"

In her first night match on the Centre Court, Indian Wells Bencic of the day significantly slower conditions has not been allocated before. The St. Galleries was able to raise a high-tempo game, less confident and hardly Winner beat, other than in their last matches in Dubai and this tournament. "It has helped me that it was so extremely slow. My premiums and my balls had no large effect." In addition, you had to start trouble with the bright flood light. "At the beginning I saw everything as a blur. I thought I was blind. After that, it was better, I played worse."

its longest and most impressive winning streak ended after twelve, six of which are against Top-10 players reached the numbers 1, 2 and 4 came, including Osaka, Halep and Kvitova. Thanks to the Indian Wells tournament, Bencic returns next Monday on rank 20, their best ranking since August 2016. For them, it's next week at the Miami Open, which you missed last year.

Kerber is in her first Final since Wimbledon win in 2018, its first in Indian Wells. In this you is on Sunday clear favourite against the stunning 18-year-old canadian Bianca Andreescu (WTA 60), which also raised the Ukrainian Jelina Switolina out of the tournament (6:3, 2:6, 6:4). (

Created: 16.03.2019, 07:54 PM

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