Belinda Bencic Finds a Way to Train for Wimbledon During Coronavirus Suspension

Published 03/17/2020, 2:48 AM EDT


The ATP, WTA and ITF suspended the tour for at least six weeks due to the rising health and safety concerns over coronavirus pandemic. Despite the cancellation of the tournaments, the players have to still remain fit. Hence world No.8 Belinda Bencic has started her training sessions for Wimbledon while staying at home.

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The essence of the tennis tour is that it never stops. The tennis circuit spans 51 weeks of the year. Even during the regular spring off-season, there are always some or the other tournament going on at some part of the world.

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However, the coronavirus outbreak has brought the tennis world to a standstill. Nevertheless, the players need to be ready when the tour resumes. Consequently, tennis professionals are finding ways to train at their home.

Belinda Bencic finds a unique way of training at home

The 2019 US Open semifinalist is trying to keep it positive during her coronavirus self-quarantine. Tennis players are trying to find the way to get occupied during this time marred by the Coronavirus. Bencic has found a novel way to use this time for training and stay fit even while staying at home.

After resting at home for two days, Bencic was back to the grind on Monday morning. The Swiss star started her training by lifting some weights as she posted stories of her practice sessions on Instagram. She also revealed that she has started to eat healthy again.

Bencic trained with her boyfriend and fitness trainer Hromkovic Martin. The pair was drilling on Bencic’s lawn, suggesting “how athletes try to train currently.” Playing on grass, Bencic also revealed to prepare for the Wimbledon Championships.

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Bencic grew up playing tennis in her backyard

The 23-year-old started to play tennis at the age of two and began training with her father Ivan Bencic, who was also a recreational tennis player. Twenty years later, Bencic again played volleying tennis at her back garden in order to practice at home.

“Also this is how I started playing tennis with my dad when I was 3 in front of our garage,” she wrote.

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It will be interesting to find how the other tennis players are training during the coronavirus self-quarantine.

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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