Swiss tennis player Belinda Bencicová entered the WTA tournament in Ostrava with a smooth triumph over the Spanish Sara Sorribesová Tormová 6: 2, 6: 3 and after the match she also confessed her love for Slovakia.
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Belinda Bencicová in the archive image.
Despite the fact that she was born in Switzerland 24 years ago, she also has Slovak parents, a friend and a fitness trainer in one person.
When she is in Slovakia, she regularly trains at TK Slovan Bratislava, which she also helped with the title in the Slovak extra league.
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“We have a wide background in Slovakia. The family from the mother’s side is from Močenka near Nitra, the father’s from Bratislava.
I only speak Slovak with my parents at home and sometimes I even think in Slovak, “said Bencicová according to the website iSport.cz.
Bencicová had her peak of the 2021 season at the end of July at the Tokyo Olympics, where she won a gold medal in singles and silver alongside Viktoria Golubicová in doubles.
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“It was an amazing experience for me. I’ve never been as proud of myself as I was after winning Olympic medals. I have a nice place for them at home, they are beautiful memories, “added Bencicová.
In Friday’s quarterfinals in the Ostravar Arena, Anett Kontaveitová lost to Estonia 4: 6, 3: 6.
Facts from Ostrava
Singles – Quarterfinals: Anett Kontaveitová (EST) – Belinda Bencicová (Švajč.-3) 6: 4, 6: 3. Petra Kvitová (CZE- / 2) – Jil Teichmannová (Švajč.) 6: 4, 6: 4; Iga Swiateková (Poľ.-1) – Jelena Rybakinová (Kaz.-7) 7: 6 (5), 6: 2, Maria Sakkariová (Gr.-4) – Tereza Martincová (ČR) 7: 5, 6: 3