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Strong Bencic gets 12. Victory in a row

Belinda Bencic is not going to stop in Indian Wells. With a 6:3, 4:6, 6:3-victory in 2:16 hours than the world ranking Fifth Karolina Pliskova qualified for the semi-finals on Friday.

Bencic is on your own personal dream ship. Since January, she lost not a single more, and ranked twelve victories together (personal record). Thanks to the semi-final qualification in the oasis in the middle of the desert Llano Estacado Bencic will next Monday for the first time since the 8. August 2016 again in the Top 20 to advance. And, not least, Bencic is on a number 1 Trip.

This is because they suggested to the President of the number 1 Naomi Osaka (eighth-final), the former world number 1, Karolina Pliskova (quarter-final). In the semi-finals Bencic meets another former number 1 in the world - either Venus Williams or Angelique Kerber. If Bencic plays in the last three weeks, in which they defeated four Top-5-players, sooner or later, for the number 1 to the subject.

After the victory over Karolina Pliskova Bencic has won already this season 17 singles on the WTA Tour. Only Petra Kvitova made it into the first two and a half months to 17 victories. Kvitova adopted out of Indian Wells early, as all of the other Top 5 players. don't stop

"It's going well," said Bencic, during the course of the Interviews a little profane. You can freely install, because the pressure you feel in the Moment, no. Bencic can adjust currently, in every conceivable Situation - and they are growing at the tasks. Karolina Pliskova is currently regarded as the best Aufschlägerin on the WTA Tour. You overtook in Indian Wells, the Dutch Kiki Bertens, as a leader in the number of aces (146). Before the quarter-final against Bencic her 38 aces get in three games, and a 12.7 average per game. But Bencic neutralised the impact of her Czech opponent, and served in sets 1 and 3 even more aces than Pliskova (7:7 in all three sets).

Belinda Bencic is currently also never. Your self-confidence is large in such a way that she believes even when the score was 0:4, and the break of the ball to 0:5, to the set out of the fire tear. Against Pliskova you would have succeeded in the second sentence, almost: Bencic offered after the thwarted break-ball to 0:5 for two chances to the 4:4-balancing and a more to 5:5.

The first lost set in Indian Wells threw Bencic out of the rhythm. In the decisive set, the only Break she managed to be 5:3. Previously had offered to her when the score was 2:1 four break opportunities.

With the semi-finals in Indian Wells, Bencic before joining in the annual ranking already at least in 3rd place.

Indian Wells, California. WTA-Premier tournament . Quarter-finals: Belinda Bencic (SUI/23) s. Karolina Pliskova (CZE/5) 6:3, 4:6, 6:3. Jelina Switolina (UKR/6) p. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 4:6, 6:4, 6:4.


Created: 14.03.2019, 18:58 PM

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