Belinda Bencic All Set To Receive Switzerland Honours for the Year 2021

Published 12/06/2021, 7:58 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Gold medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic has been one of the most promising players on the WTA tour in recent years. Bencic has enjoyed a phenomenal 2021 season, registering some of her best results this year. Most notably, the 24-year-old won the gold for her country, Switzerland, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

Due to these successful results, Belinda Bencic has been nominated for the Swiss Sportswoman of the Year Award.  

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Belinda Bencic won Switzerland’s first gold medal in women’s singles 

After defeating the Czech professional, Marketa Vondrousova, in the singles final, Belinda became the first Swiss woman to win the gold in the Olympics singles. She came close to winning another gold in the doubles but ended up on the losing side and had to settle for the silver medal. Interestingly, in both the matchups, it was The Czech Republic against Switzerland for the gold. 

On being nominated for the Sportswoman of the Year award, Belinda tweeted, “So happy to be nominated as Sportswoman of the Year in Switzerland!! It was a great year for me, but even happier to contribute to what has been an amazing year for all Swiss Woman Athletes. See you live in Zürich on December 12th. I hope you can follow it and vote as well.”

Bencic’s 2021 season 

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During her 2021 season, Bencic began her Grand Slam season at the Australian Open and came as far as the third round. In France, she was eliminated during the second round of Roland Garros followed by a disappointing opening-ride exit from Wimbledon. 

She was next representing Switzerland at the Olympic Games and made her country proud by winning a gold and a silver medal. She ended the season on a better note than when she began, reaching the quarterfinal at the US Open. She was eliminated from the competition by eventual champion and teenage sensation, Emma Raducanu. 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 05: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrate winning the Hopman Cup final against Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day eight of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 05, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We wish Belinda all the best for her nomination after a fantastic 2021 season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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