What a wear and tear!  Belinda Bencic takes more than three hours to crush Maria Sakkari


The Swiss Belinda Bencic (WTA 17) is the first finalist at the WTA tournament in Berlin, Germany (grass/757,900 dollars). In her semifinal, the number eight on the seeding list defeated the Greek second seed Maria Sakkari (WTA 6) 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 and 6-4 after a marathon match of 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Jens JacobsSource: BELGA

The Swiss Belinda Bencic and the Greek Maria Sakkari did not give each other an inch in Berlin then. Despite the heat, the two ladies turned it into an absolute marathon match. After three hours and ten minutes, Sakkari had to bow after 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 and 6-4.

Bencic won gold in the singles at the Tokyo Olympics last summer and the silver medal in the women’s doubles. She will make a bid for her seventh title on the WTA circuit on Sunday. She also won two WTA 125K Series tournaments.

Ons Jabeur joins Belinda Bencic in final

The Tunisian Ons Jabeur (WTA 4) joins the Swiss Belinda Bencic (WTA 17) in the final of the WTA tournament in Berlin, Germany (grass/757,900 dollars). In the semifinals, Cori Gauff (WTA 13) was the child of the bill on Saturday with 7-6 (7/4) and 6-2.

For Jabeur, who currently has two WTA trophies in the trophy cabinet (Birmingham 2021 and Madrid 2022), it will be the eighth final at a WTA tournament.

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