Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic

Height: 5ft 9in / 1.75m

Date of Birth: 10 March 1997

World Ranking: 17

No. of Titles: nil

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Birthplace: Flawil, Switzerland

Residence: Wollerau, Switzerland

Achievements

  • The biggest moment of Bencic’s career came at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where Bencic won a gold in singles and silver in doubles with partner Viktorija Golubic
  • Bencic is the youngest female tennis player to be ranked the in top 10 in the WTA list in 2016
  • Bencic has won 5 single titles including a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour
  • As a junior, Bencic won the 2013 Roland Garros and Wimbledon girls’ singles titles. Later that same year, she received the honour of the ITF Junior World Champion
  • Bencic turned pro in 2012 and at just 17 years-old, she made it to the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open
  • Bencic won her first WTA title in Toronto at the 2015 Rogers Cup (Canadian Open)
  • Bencic made her top-10 debut in 2016 at 18 years-old

Fun Facts

  • She began to hit tennis balls for one hour a day at the age of two with her father
  • She started playing tennis from the age of 4 and began to practice daily with Martina Hingis’ mother, Melanie Molitor
  • She is a big fan of her countryman Roger Federer
  • Both Bencic’s parents are professional athletes. Her father played professional hockey in the Swiss National League A, while her mother was an elite handball player
  • She loves to bake, and her favourite dish is Nutella pizza
  • She absolutely loves dogs, if she could, she’d adopt all the shelter dogs

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