- Belinda Bencic (WTA 12) beat Jessica Pegula (WTA 25) 6:2, 6:4 and advanced to the last 16 of the US Open.
- The Swiss national team dominated the match and stayed in New York without dropping a set.
- The contender for the round of 16 is either Poland’s Iga Swiatek (WTA 8) or Estonian Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28).
Belinda Bencic is unstoppable in New York. The Swiss team also presented with confidence in the third match in the US Open. After 1:13 hours, a trouble-free 6:2, 6:4 win over American Jessica Pegula was assured.
Bencic had ruled out the first three points of the match when he served up her opponent. Shortly thereafter, they brought qualification to the Round of 16 in the drought. With the special service there was no turf against Bencic in the second round. I got 83 percent of my first serve on the court and failed to make the point just once.
Three breaks in the first movement
In sentence 1, Bencic laid the groundwork: she took her opponent’s send three times in a row. Even if it was broken to 2:4 by itself, it did not lose control of the game. After just 30 minutes, the round was settled.
And the Swiss ball continued where it left off: with a strong match, she skillfully made points, put the American on the defensive, repeatedly provoked mistakes. The logical result was the break in the first half of the second set. The inhabitant of St. Gallen never gave up this lead.
tough last sixteen
Bencic won the third direct duel against Pegula. At the Tokyo Olympics, the 27-year-old, who reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open this year, was the primary contender for the eventual winner.
In the Round of 16 on Tuesday (Live on SRF), Bencic will face either Conqueror Teichmann Anett Kontaveit (EST/WTA 28) or Iga Swiatek (POL/WTA 8), the 2019 French Open winner. One balance sheet will be presented.
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