The Swiss tennis player, Belinda Bencic was born to Slovak parents and she began playing tennis at the age of two. She also received coaching from Martina Hingis’ mother and coach Melanie Molitor from 2004 to 2012.
Presently she trains under her father Ivan Bencic. Bencic hits the ball early and plays a smart game. She has a great backhand and skilfully returns the serves.
During the US Open 2014, Belinda Bencic made it to the quarterfinals at the age of 17. She became the youngest quarterfinalist at the US Open since Hingis in 1997. Over there she defeated the top ten players, Angelique Kerber and Jelena Jankovic.
The same year she reached the WTA finals in Tianjin and in 2014, Bencic was declared the WTA Newcomer of the Year. In 2015, she won her first title at Eastbourne International where she won over Agnieszka Radwanska.
In Canada, she produced her best performance of the year and won the title there. Bencic defeated World Number one, Serena Williams in the semifinals and Williams entered the tournament with only one loss during the 2015 season and she won the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the year.
In 2016, at the age of 18, she reached great heights in tennis, Bencic was ranked number seven in the world after she finished as the runner-up at St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy. She was the first teenager in WTA’s top ten since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. Later, injuries led to a drop in her rankings.
Bencic won the Hopman Cup in 2018 and 2019 and she teamed up with the tennis great, Roger Federer both the years.In 2019, she won the title in Dubai. In the same year, she reached the US Open semi-final.
Bencic has won four WTA singles titles, in Dubai, Moscow, Eastbourne, and Toronto. Her best Grand Slam appearance is in the semi-finals of the US Open 2019. Bencic’s highest career ranking is world no. 4.
Bencic missed most of the events after the WTA Tour’s resumption in August. She reached the Round of 32 in her only Grand Slam event in 2020, at the Australian Open.
Her current WTA ranking is no. 12.
Till date, she has earned about $8,167,812 in on-court earnings. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Bencic uses YONEX using the EZONE 100 racquet. She is also associated with IMG. She wears Nike apparel. Other endorsements include shopping brand Mood, Rolex, Roland, Cornercard, and Miele.
She is also partnered with nutrition brand Sponser, Hugi Pro Sport, Update Fitness, and fellow WTA star Dominika Cibulkova’s academy.
In 2020, Bencic donated money for every double fault she committed during the first few tournaments of the year. The donation went to those affected by the Australian bushfires.
Yonex, Nike, Rolex, Roland, Cornercard, and Miele.