Belinda Bencic believes within the dream of qualifying for the WTA Finals 2021, this 12 months on stage in Guadalajara (which replaces Shenzhen excluded together with the cancellation of your entire Asian tour resulting from Covid). The possibilities are very small for the Swiss – at present quantity 17 of the Race and retired from Indian Wells even earlier than beginning – however she is going to attempt in any respect prices.
The weather conditions, amongst different issues, are utterly completely different, however Bencic, for her half, stated she was keen to play even when the event was held on the Moon, such is her want to attend the occasion. She stated: “I might be very joyful to complete within the high eight within the Race.
Performed the final WTA Finals in Shenzhen I discovered very particular circumstances. It was the slowest pitch I’ve ever performed on. If I get to Guadalajara it should most likely be the best altitude I’ve ever performed at, so it should simply be completely different.
We’re tennis gamers. We all the time should adapt to completely different circumstances. Every week may look very related on TV, nevertheless it does not. We’re used to all the time having to adapt.” Final month, coach Craig Tyzzer harshly criticized the selection of the placement to host the WTA Finals, revealing that the number one Ashleigh Barty he coached may skip them as a result of ridiculous circumstances of Guadalajara.
“We simply discovered that he is in Mexico at 1500 meters (above sea stage) they usually’re utilizing no strain balls. Balls with out strain fly completely. It’s a ball that if you happen to use it in regular circumstances doesn’t bounce.
I imply, it is not the most effective commercial for the most effective ladies on the earth to play one thing they’ve by no means finished earlier than. In circumstances they’ve by no means performed in, in a rustic they do not play in and at excessive altitudes, it simply appears ridiculous to me.
As a present, it is simply scary.”
Bencic thanks Roger Federer once more
“I’m delighted to have obtained such nice help from a legend like Roger Federer. Basically, he has all the time been a staple and a rock all through my profession.
He by no means pulled again after I requested him questions or requested him for some recommendation,” stated Bencic. After a good US Open, Belinda performed within the Chicago event. The Swiss tennis participant reached the quarterfinals, however her knee damage pressured her to lift the white flag towards Elena Rybakina.
As for Federer, his exit from the Prime 10 has turn out to be official. Hubert Hurkacz’s entry to the spherical of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells sanctioned the overtaking in favor of the Pole. Roger ought to end the season round 18th place within the ATP rating, ready to see if and when he will likely be again in motion.