Belinda Pensic He is the new Olympic champion. At the age of 24, the Swiss took an unlikely forward and were defeated Marketa Vondrosova 7-5 2-6 6-3 in an absolutely unexpected final to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
In the final match between two players who, as juniors, passed through the lead classification In the world, Switzerland had to overcome the usual many ups and downs – it is one of the players who make the most double mistakes – to become the first Swiss woman to win gold in the singles (not even the champion) Martina Hingis She did) and the second female tennis player in her country after that Mark Russett in 1992 (Roger Federer She was silver in singles in 2012 and gold in pairs Stan Wawrinka in 2008).
Described early on as a great promise, Bencic suffered a major setback in her career in 2017, when surgery on her wrist sidelined her. Tennis Court For months I knocked her out of the top 300 in the world after entering the top 10 for the first time. Then a great season in 2019 made Flawil’s natural tennis player come to terms with the past and return to the elite in the ring – she’s reached number four of classification Before the pandemic turned the world upside down – but the decline (only four titles, albeit two in the WTA 1000) and the irregularity of major competitions kept him from the most realistic expectations of the Olympic Games.
Therefore, the rally in Tokyo was surprising and very golden, but it did not end yet: on Sunday, along with her compatriot Victoria GolubecBelinda Bencic competed for the gold medal in the women’s pairs against Czech Barbora Krejkova and Katerina Siniakova. Currently, she is the fifth player to reach the singles and doubles finals at the same Olympics since the return of tennis in 1988 (Venus Williams The first was in 2000, followed by Nicholas Massu In 2004 and Serena Williams NS Britain’s Andy Murray in 2012), and if he wins, he will be the fourth to reach the gold double (only the Briton couldn’t do that, losing the mixed pairs final in London alongside Laura Robson).
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