Berlin (WTA): Bencic joins Sakkari

Led one set to one by Veronika Kudermetova, Belinda Bencic was able to react to claim victory in the quarter-finals in Berlin. The Swiss, seeded number 8, will face Maria Sakkari for a place in the final.

Belinda Bencic was able to recover to reach the last four in Berlin. Opposed to Veronika Kudermetova, the 17th player in the world was able to erase a far from obvious start to the match. Indeed, the Swiss found herself broken from her first game of service but, in the process, Belinda Bencic was able to pick up two games everywhere. However, as soon as the opportunity arose again, Veronika Kudermetova did not hesitate when it came time to take on the service of the number 8 seed of the tournament organized in the German capital. The Russian was then able to serve to win the first set, which was done on the first set point in her favor. Back to the wall, Belinda Bencic could not do anything but react. If the two players won their first engagement, the 17th in the world then placed a big boost. Winning four games in a row by taking the serve of Veronika Kudermetova twice, the Swiss easily led five games to one.

Bencic has found the solutions

In pride, the 24th player in the world erased one of her late breaks but only delayed the deadline. On a last shutout, Belinda Bencic relaunched this quarter-final by equalizing at one set everywhere. The last set saw the Swiss miss a break point in the first game but the second chance was the right one, allowing the seeded number 8 to lead three games to one without having dismissed a break point. Taking advantage of a moment of deconcentration from Veronika Kudermetova, Belinda Bencic signed a double white break to serve to conclude the meeting. The Russian, not wanting to go down without a fight, immediately closed the gap, saving two match points in the maneuver. However, Belinda Bencic found the means to put an end to the suspense on the commitment of the Russian (3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1h42 ‘) and join Maria Sakkari in the semi-finals.

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