Belinda Bencic became the first Swiss woman to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. At the beginning of her journey, she had no idea she could do it all. But here we are now when Belinda won not one but two Olympic medals. She is ranked no. 12 on the global chart of Tennis players. She won the game by defeating Marketa Vondrousova in the women’s singles gold medal match. With the core range being 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 respectively. After winning the singles, she is now preparing herself for the doubles match. She’ll be playing the doubles match partnering up with fellow Swiss player Viktorija Golubic for the next gold medal.
Talking about her game she said that she is going to play like this is the last game of her career and do her best. Calling her wins as the biggest thing ever for an athlete she herself can not believe her being the winner. She said that she was fighting for her life and her hard work paid off and it worked out. It is still hard to believe for her. She dedicated her wins to Martina and to Roger. At the end of her doubles match the Swiss team won the silver medals.
How Did She Get Her Start?
The professional tennis player started out at the age of three. From what began as a just-for-fun thing, she started taking the professional training from the academy of Melanie Molitor at the age of six. In her later years, she also joined Nick Bollettieri’s academy in Florida. At the age of 17, she was playing the US Open quarterfinals. She got a unique playing style where to outplay her opponents she uses a mix of tactical and positional variety. She is considered an aggressive player as she muscles the ball and looks to score at the ends points.
In 2011, she qualified for her first Women’s Tennis Organisation match in Luxembourg. In 2013, she became the third player to become the both French and the Wimbledon champions. Along with that, she became the no.1 junior and female ITF Junior World Champion the same year. In 2015, she defeated Serena Williams and won the Rogers Cup. Her injuries became a downside to her when it got worse and she fell out of the top 100 in 2017. But she made a good recovery and reached in top 5 in the year 2020.
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Who Is The Boyfriend Of Belinda Bencic?
The boyfriend of Belinda Bencic is Martin Hromkovic. The couple met in 2018 when Martin introduced himself as her fitness trainer in Slovakia. They started dating in the November of 2018. Last year they even went on a trip together. They went together to the High Tatras, a mountain range in Slovakia to hike. They even posted some pictures of the beautiful mountain site. Before taking up the job of fitness coach, Martin Hromkovic used to be a football player for Slovakia. He used to play as the defender for the OFC Russel Gabcikovo but retired in the year 2019. Currently, he is a full-time coach for Belinda.
The couple has the difference of 15 years between them. On being asked how do they manage their work and love life, the couple said that they have made a beeline between work and private life. Both Martin and Belinda are very respectful to each other. And they do not cross the line made. On being asked about her boyfriend, Belinda Bencic said that relationships are hard. The distance between them is a lot. She travels to Slovakia so she can work on her fitness and spend time with him. And when she is there for six months minimum, she gets far from her family and best friends. They both travel a lot making efforts for each other. Martin being an athlete helps her a lot as he is able to figure out when she is nervous or tense.
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