In the semi-final clash at the WTA Berlin Open 2021, fifth-seeded Belinda Bencic will be up against World No. 63 Alize Cornet.
Belinda Bencic vs Alize Cornet: Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Berlin Open 2021|
|Match||Belinda Bencic vs Alize Cornet|
|Date||19th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$32,401 (INR 24,02,342)|
Belinda Bencic vs Alize Cornet: Preview
Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic has toiled hard to make her way into the semi-finals of the Bett1Open 2021. The fifth-seeded player has been stretched to the third-set twice in her last three encounters. However, her incredible gameplay under pressure has allowed her to reach this far in the tournament.
Bencic hasn’t had the greatest of seasons. She finished as the runners-up at Adelaide and was able to reach the quarterfinal stage at Madrid. Apart from these two competitions, she hasn’t had much success on the court this year. However, Bencic’s ability to handle the nerves during the final moments of the game deserves appreciation.
After dropping the first set, she was taken to the tie-breaker in the third and final set of the quarter-final clash by Ekaterina Alexandrova. However, Bencic kept her calm and emerged victoriously by 6-4, 4-6, 7-6. On the other hand, World No. 63 Alize Cornet has had a terrible season.
However, the 31-year-old has done well in the Bett1Open 2021 thus far. She was stretched to the third-set by sixth-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza in the quarter-final clash, however, she managed to defeat her in the tie-breaker in the final set. Apart from the quarter-final clash, the Frenchwoman has won all the other matches in the tournament without dropping a single set.
Belinda Bencic vs Alize Cornet: Head to Head
These two player have played against each other thrice in the past. Belinda Bencic leads the head-to-head by 2-1.
Belinda Bencic vs Alize Cornet: Prediction
Alize Cornet had a terrible French Open 2021. She was knocked out in the first round by Harmony Tan. However, she has been in great touch in the Bett1Open 2021. She has found herself in testing situations but her ability to handle such situations has kept her alive in the tournament.
Belinda Bencic is also sailing in the same boat as she has had some tough games in the tournament as well. The odds are slightly in favor of Belinda Bencic, however, Alize Cornet will not go down without a fight.
Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in 3-sets.