After their twelfth victory in the series, the 6:3, 4:6, 6:3 against the Czech world ranking fifth Karolina Pliskova, was Belinda Bencic in Indian Wells, a sought-after interview partner. Even the "New York Times" asked her in front of her semi-final against the German Angelique Kerber (in the night of Saturday GMT) for an interview. Her strong Comeback to the big Story on the WTA Tour currently, she has now beaten in Dubai and Indian Wells, six of the Top 10 players in a row.
Bencic, as the number 23 in California started, enjoying the attention she is receiving. You also know that these treacherous it can be. On the question of how it was to be as a future winner of this tournament acted, she said: "I should not overestimate such statements. I just want to concentrate on me, my attitude and my game."
"it is finished"
in the Meantime, she has learned: "If you have lost a couple of times, thinks no man more to you. Then it is quickly: it is ready, this Talent is extinguished. Now I win again and I'm back tournament winner." With a view to the front of her seated journalists Bencic said with a Smile, but not just in the joke: "I need to take in Eight in front of you," before quickly adding, so you mean the Reporter who was present, but the media in General. Also, the pressure of these, can damage.
The 22-year-old St. Galleries is aware of how important the right setting is. Your goal is to keep expectations low. "I have set myself this year is the minimum goal that I can survive in any tournament for at least the first round." In addition, she's trying to play, if possible, instinctively, to trust your strokes, and little thinking about the technical aspects.
This is currently easy, after all it is in their best winning streak of his career. According to big your self-confidence, according to convincing you through your strokes, according to impressive your inner peace. Five of their victories against Top-10 players, she won in the third set. "I've won so many Dreisätzer, helps me extremely. I have absolutely no panic, if I lose the second set. I also play in tight situations is always the same." If you had a few bad games, and no self-confidence, think it is already too much. "You have to trust the body and let him play."
No comparison to 2015
Bencic has become as a player Mature, and mentally. She wanted to compare their new successes with those in the year 2015, which were similarly spectacular. "At the time, it only went upward. Meanwhile, I also know the other side of the Tennis , if one is injured, fails and falls back." The former number 7 in the world is also not on the way to the top: "In the Top 100 of all can't beat all of them, so extreme it was. That is why there are also so many Surprises. I'm super happy that I return again in the Top 20.
Against the 31-year-old Angelique Kerber, Bencic leads officially with 3:1 Victories. Not your last duel is taken into account, in January at the Hopman Cup in Perth, which they lost. Previously, she was the left-hander, who won their quarter-final against Venus Williams 7:6, 6:3, last year in Wimbledon, where Kerber won her third Grand Slam title.
The victory against Pliskova in pictures (tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 15.03.2019, 11:41 PM