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Tennis: Bencic reaches clay court final for the first time

Eight years ago, Belinda Bencic (25, WTA 21) wept bitterly in Charleston. The 17-year-old lost her first match in the WTA clay court semi-final and fears the chance to reach the final will never come again. This was known to be unfounded. She has now won four championships. And now eastern Switzerland is celebrating its first premiere in South Carolina.

In the semi-finals of the WTA 500 tournament against Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrowa (27, WTA 54), she lived up to her role as the favourite. She beats 6:4, 6:3 and is on the sand for the first time in the final.