- Belinda Bencic cleans tickets for the WTA Final in Shenzhen.
- The Swiss defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6: 3, 6: 4 in the Moscow semifinals and could no longer be eliminated from 8th in the annual ranking.
- In the final Bencic meets Anastassiya Pavlyuchenkova or Karolina Muchova.
First match point – service, return out and finally cheers: Belinda Bencic (WTA 10) has just won the Moscow semifinal against Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 45) after 1:35 hours. And, more importantly, tickets to the WTA Final are finalized.
"I'm very nervous about the match. Now I can't be happier», said Bencic, who beamed afterwards in a space interview after 6: 3, 6: 4 about the French woman. No wonder he arranged the icing on the cake with the season. great.
The WTA Final participants
- Ashleigh Barty
- Karolina Pliskova
- Naomi Osaka
- Simona Halep
- Bianca Andreescu
- Petra Kvitova
- Elina Svitolina *
- Belinda Bencic *
* Bencic wins the Moscow final, following Svitolina
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In the first set Bencic had started like a fire extinguisher. After a short time it became 3-0 for Switzerland, who initially did not show nervousness at the start of the match which was very important to them. Mladenovic scored a Rebreak against Bencic with a low impact at this stage, but had to resign at 3: 4 for their service again. The Swiss faced in that episode, though faced with another opportunity to break himself up against, but then suddenly conjured up a stronger additional charge.
Duplicity of events in the second set: Bencic is again confronted with Break, again succeeding in their opponent's rebreak. As a result, the 22-year-old is a dominant player, but against Mladenovic who is error-prone but equals 6 (!) Chance opportunities. This time it was 4: 4, when Bencic was present but the decisive service breakthrough was successful.
You can watch the Moscow Final with Belinda Bencic directly on SRF 2 and on the SRF Sport App on Sundays starting at 14:00.
13 years ago
In terms of victory in the Moscow final, where Bencic met Anasstassiya Pavlyuchenkova (WTA 40) or Karolina Muchova (WTA 35), Bencic completed the annual ranking in 7th place. However, because they can no longer be pushed out of the top 8 this season, their first participation in the WTA Finals, this year in Shenzhen, China (27. 10. – 3. 11.), has been improved. This is the last Swiss Martina Hingis to succeed in 2006. And before that Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière and Patty Schnyder.
Broadcast reference: SRF two, sportlive, 19.10.2019, 12 o'clock