WTA Berlin: Belinda Bencic first finalist after heat marathon
Belinda Bencic reached the final of the WTA Tour 500 tournament in Berlin with a 5: 7, 6: 4 and 6: 4 against Maria Sakkari . There the Swiss meets either Ons Jabeur orCori Gauff .
last edit: Jun 18, 2022, 02:29 pm
Bencic and Sakkari worked for 3:07 hours at the Staeffi Graf Stadium in well over 30 degrees Celsius. In the end, the Swiss Olympic champion, the player with stronger nerves, prevailed: while Sakkari was unable to use several break opportunities in the deciding set, Bencic struck in the tenth game of the third set. Only at the third opportunity, but that was all the same to the 25-year-old. Bencic sank to the ground relieved after the converted volley to reach the final.
In the final, Belinda Bencic on Sunday (live in Germany on ServusTV) will face either tournament favorite Ons Jabeur or French Open finalist Cori Gauff. Bencic is playing for her seventh title. She got the last one a few weeks ago in Charleston on ashes.
Here the individual tableau in Berlin