The last match of the day scheduled for the women’s tournament in Beijing will be between Swiss Belinda Bencic and US veteran Venus Williams.
▫️The 22-year-old player, originally from Switzerland, currently occupies the 10th position in the WTA standings, being very close to reaching the highest career position, 7th.
▫️The 2019 season was a consistent one for Bencic, winning the trophy from Dubai and playing other top stages in major tournaments, such as Indian Wells or Madrid.
▫️With only a third round in the Rogers Cup, Belinda Bencic showed a very spectacular tennis at the US Open, reaching the semifinals, where she was defeated by Bianca Andreeescu.
▫️In the first round in Beijing he managed to overcome Taiwanese Su Wei Hsieh in minimal sets.
▫️At 39 years old, the American is the oldest player in the top 100, currently ranking 59th in the WTA standings.
▫️Taking part in quite a few tournaments this season, he got the best results at Indian Wells and Miami, where he reached the quarterfinals, respectively, in the eighth.
▫️With defeats in the inaugural round both in San Jose and Toronto, Venus Williams managed to reach the quarterfinals in Cincinnati, while the US Open stopped in the second round, defeated by Elina Svitolina.
▫️In this tournament in the capital of China, a spectacular comeback was achieved in the decisive set against Barbora Strycova, winning 7-5 after being led by 3-5.
▪️The two players have met so far 5 times, the score being 4-1 in favor of Venus Williams, but the last straight game was won by Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open in 2018.▫️
Belinda Bencic: Player form, news and statistics
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Belinda Bencic is 10th in the WTA standings and nine in RACE, so she needs points to reach the championships tournament. Belinda did not do well in Wuhan, where she was eliminated by Kudermetova, although she was 4-2 decisively. It has moments of falling during a match, times when it is no longer concentrated, and things get out of control. Otherwise, she is one of the most talented players, one who manages all the shots very well. Here, he eliminated Hsieh, 7-5, 6-2. He offered nine break balls, of which he saved five, but played very well in return, scoring seven breaks.
Venus Williams: Player form, news and statistics
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At 39, Venus is far from her best game, but she is trying to finish the year with her forehead. The only decent tournament lately was at Cincinatti, where he lost in the quarterfinals with the Keys. At the US Open she lost early with Svitolina, then at WUhan she was eliminated in the first round by Danielle Collins. Here, he eliminated Barbora Strycova in three sets, which he dominated extensively on the live. He only offered six break balls, of which he saved two.
🎾Direct match statistics Belinda Bencic vs Venus Williams
▫️It is 4-1 for Venus Williams, but its last success dates from 2015. Bencic won the last meeting last year in Melbourne, 6-3, 7-5.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Belinda Bencic vs Venus Williams
Venus Williams will play this match less than 24 hours after a grueling match against Barbora Strycova, which ended in a decisive set, while Belinda Bencic is much more physically fresh. I expect the Swiss to dominate this meeting, gaining a comfortable victory and a qualification without big problems in the 3rd round.
Prediction Today: B. Bencic -4.5 games
Belinda Bencic is trying to reach the champions tournament and has shown good form in the first round, with an awkward opponent, like Hsieh. I think Venus’s aggressive style suits her, because she has the ability to easily change direction. If he causes Venus to run, he will have trouble. I see it triumphing, because it has the advantage of age, and Venus has not won a good time with a valuable opponent.
Bet Tips: Belind Bencic wins