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Belinda Bencic Olympics

Belinda Bencic claims gold medal to make Swiss Olympic history

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Belinda Bencic downed Marketa Vondrousova in three sets to claim the gold medal in the women’s singles event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The world number 12 prevailed 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in the gold medal match to become the first Swiss woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

Bencic started strongly and broke to take a 2-0 lead, before Vondrousova broke twice to go 3-2 ahead. The Swiss broke straight back, before saving break points to hold for 4-3.

The 24-year-old then struck to take an hour-long opening set as the world number 42 served to stay in it.

The Czech responded by breaking in a lengthy opening game of the second set, before breaking again for 4-1 en route to leveling the match.

The 22-year-old continued her momentum into the decider by again taking Bencic’s serve in the opening game, but the Swiss hit back in the following game.

Bencic broke again to take a 3-1 lead, but was pegged straight back, before she staved off a break point to hold for 4-3.

The world number 12 broke to love for 5-3 following a medical timeout, before saving three break points to serve out for a memorable triumph.


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