Belinda Bencic is a Swiss professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA World Ranking of No.4 that she reached on February 17, 2020. As of May 9, 2022, she is still in the Top 15 at No.14. Bencic has six singles titles and 2 doubles titles and she has made it to the semifinals of the US Open.
She has also appeared in the main draws of all the Grand Slam events. The Swiss player also represented her country during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she won gold in the singles competition and silver in the doubles.
Player Profile and Early Life
Belinda Bencic was born on March 10, 1997, in Flawil, Switzerland. She currently resides in Wollerau, Switzerland. Turned pro in 2012, she is coached by Ivan Bencic and has earned a little over US$10 million. She is of Czech descent and her father played hockey professionally.
Bencic started playing tennis at the age of two. She is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. When she was just five, she began to be coached by Melanie Molitor, the mother of Martina Hingis. She continued to be coached by Molitor through to her teens.
In 2012, Bencic kicked off her season by playing and subsequently winning the G18 ITF tournaments that were held in the Czech Republic. She then was able to qualify for a professional event that was held in Leimen, Germany. After a successful run in 2012, Bencic made an impressive entry into 2013.
Her first tournaments in 2013 were held in the United States, and her best result was reaching the quarterfinals during the Rancho Mirage tournament. It was in 2015, however, that Bencic was able to have her first Top 20 season, managing to finish at No. 14. She also won WTA titles during the year and was able to participate in Grand Slam tournaments.
While she was able to debut in the women’s top 10 from 2016 to 2017, her tournament appearances were marred by her injury. Her ranking went down to number 74 in the world as 2017 closed. In 2018, she slowly made her way back into the women’s top 20. She won the Dubai Tennis Championships to secure her third WTA singles title.
So far, Bencic has a career record of 237 victories and 129 defeats. She has won 3 WTA titles, plus 2 WTA 125K titles, and 5 ITF titles. The highest rank she has reached in her singles career was No. 7 in February 2016. However, she currently ranks at No. 15 as of March 2019. She has not yet won any Grand Slam tournament titles but has managed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open.
In 2019, she achieved her best finish in a Grand Slam so far when she made it to the semifinals of the US Open. Earlier that year, she had made it to the third round of Roland Garros. She also made it to the semis of the WTA Tour Finals.
In 2021, she represented Switzerland in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is the first Swiss player to win gold in women’s singles. In February of the same year, she made it to the final of the WTA 500 Adelaide International. In 2022, she appeared in the Aussie Open, making it to the second round.
- Highest Ranking: No.4 (February 17,2020)
- Current Ranking: No.14 (May 9. 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - 4R (2016)
- French Open - 3R (2019)
- Wimbledon - 4R (2015, 2018)
- US Open - SF (2019)
- Tour Finals - SF (2019)
- Highest Ranking: No. 59 (1 February2016)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 2R (2016)
- French Open - 3R (2015)
- Wimbledon - 2R (2014, 2015)
- US Open - 1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Tournament
- Wimbledon - 3R (2014)
- US Open - 2R (2021)
- Fed Cup - SF (2016, 2017)
- Hopman Cup - W (2018, 2019)
Medal Record, Representing Switzerland
- Gold - 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games -Singles
- Silver - 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games -Doubles