Belinda Bencic Proudly Mentions Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka After Receiving a Prestigious Award

Published 12/14/2021, 9:30 AM EST


Belinda Bencic’s outstanding year continues as she was named Swiss Sportswoman of the Year on Sunday. She expressed her pride in representing Switzerland and acknowledged Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka for their contributions.

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Belinda Bencic grabbed the gold medal in the singles event and the silver medal in the doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Bencic was awarded the prestigious honor for bagging the gold and silver medals for her country.

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Belinda Bencic is proud to hold the Swiss flag in Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka’s absence

On 12th December 2021, Belinda Bencic was honored with the Swiss Sportswoman of the Year for her incredible achievements in 2021. She received this award for her extraordinary success this year in the sport.

At the Tokyo Olympics 2021, she gracefully won the gold medal in the singles competition, while ending with a silver medal in the doubles event, teaming up with Viktorija Golubic. Following her gold medal win, she became the first Swiss woman to get a gold medal in singles.

In the press conference, she talked about her compatriots and tennis superstars, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. “I don’t feel like I’m the only one that their eyes are on me. I’m very happy and like proud to be kind of holding the Swiss flag up on the tournaments that Roger and Stan [Wawrinka] cannot play,” she said.

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrate winning the Hopman Cup against Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day eight of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Bencic, after winning the gold medal, credited Federer for constantly supporting her. Belinda has been a long admirer of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

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Bencic looks determined to return to the Australian Open 2022

Since the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic in October, Belinda Bencic has backed off from the WTA Tour. She did, however, compete at the Billie Jean Cup in November. Bencic was part of a Switzerland team that progressed to the final before falling short to Russia.

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Belinda Bencic of Switzerland waves to the crowd after her match against Jessica Pegula of the United States (not pictured) on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

However, Belinda wants to make a promising comeback at the Australian Open 2022. After having a noteworthy 2021 season, the Swiss must be hoping to make an impact in the upcoming season.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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