Bencic closing in on fifth career title
The Swiss will face world No 106 Liudmila Samsonova for the title in Berlin on Sunday
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is one win away from a fifth career title and a second on grass after she beat Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 6-4 to reach the final of the Bett1Open in Berlin on Saturday.
The 24-year-old, who last won a title in Moscow in 2019, booked her place in the final with a strong performance and again demonstrating her liking for grass, perhaps not surprisingly for a former Wimbledon junior champion.
— Belinda Bencic (@BelindaBencic) June 19, 2021
“I always try to play as many tournaments on grass as possible because I just love the surface,” Bencic said, via the WTA Tour website. “Of course it gives me a lot of confidence. It’s always great to have this confirmation on grass that it (her game) is working well.”
Sunday’s final will be her fourth on grass, a stark contrast to her opponent, qualifier Liudmila Samsonova, a Russian ranked No 106, who will be appearing in her first career WTA Tour final.
The 22-year-old continued her stunning run with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Victoria Azarenka.
Outstanding performance 🤩
— wta (@WTA) June 19, 2021