World number 12 Belinda Bencic faces World number 94 Misaki Doi in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Belinda Bencic Vs Misaki Doi: Match Details
|Tournament||Tokyo Olympics 2020|
|Match||Belinda Bencic Vs Misaki Doi|
|Venue||Ariake Tennis Centre, Tokyo, Japan|
|Date||26th July 2021|
Belinda Bencic Vs Misaki Doi: Preview
Bencic comes into the second round having clinically dispatched Jessica Pegula of USA in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. She has blown hot and cold this year. Apart from a run to the final in Adelaide and Berlin, she has struggled to make much of an impact.this won’t be the first time Bencic will be representing her country. She was part of Switzerland’s Billie Jean King Cup team in 2012 at the age of 14, and has since featured in three other editions. She also won the now obsolete Hopman Cup twice, partnering Swiss maestro Roger Federer.
The Japanese home favourite won her first round clash with Mexico’s Renata Zarazua in similar fashion, winning 6-3, 6-2. This was her first match since losing out to Chinese Claire Liu in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships
Belinda Bencic Vs Misaki Doi: Head to Head
Belinda and Misaki recently faced off at the Adelaide International, where the Swiss prevailed 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarter finals. The head to head stand at 1-0.
Belinda Bencic Vs Misaki Doi Prediction
Bencic’s best record at slams was reaching the semi-finals at the US Open a couple of years ago. In an enthralling semi-final matchup against eventual champion Bianca Andreescu, Bencic went on to lose a tight three-setter. On paper, Bencic looks the best bet but of course, home advantage and support doesn’t count for nothing and Doi will be looking to earn inspiration from that fact.
Prediction: Bencic to emerge victorious after 3 sets
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