In the Semi-Finals of the Women’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, World No. 12 and the 9th-seeded Belinda Bencic from Switzerland will be up against World No. 20 and the 15th seeded Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan.
Belinda Bencic vs Elena Rybakina: Match Details
|Tournament||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Match||Belinda Bencic vs Elena Rybakina|
|Date||29 July 2021|
Belinda Bencic vs Elena Rybakina: Preview
Belinda Bencic continues her wonderful run at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as she moves into the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles and also of the Women’s Doubles. Bencic was up against Russian Olympic Committee Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Singles and went on to defeat her 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Belinda and Anastasia both had similar service games but Bencic came through because of her discipline in committing the errors as she committed 19 forced and 22 unforced errors while Anastasia committed 21 forced and 38 unforced errors that became the difference as Belinda accumulated 88 points while Anastasia finished with 72 points.
Elena Rybakina becomes a surprise semi-finalist as she defeats Spaniard and one of the favourites for the medal, Garbine Muguruza. Rybakina won the tie 7-5, 6-1 in 1 hour 33 minutes to register her 4th consecutive straight-set victory at the Olympics this year, where she is playing in for the first time in her career.
Elena was clinical in her approach towards the game holding her serve well throughout the match and presented Garbine a solitary break-point which the Spaniard failed in capitalising on. Elena had 9 break-points opportunities of which she won 3, which eventually turned the match in her favour.
Belinda Bencic vs Elena Rybakina: Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Belinda Bencic vs Elena Rybakina: Prediction
Elena will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 70-35 and is having a 10-6 record on the surface for the season where she is 23-13 across all surfaces. Belinda will take the court as the favourite for the tie having a 140-77 record on the Hardcourts across her career and is 11-6 on the surface for the season having an overall season record of 21-14. It won’t be an easy victory however as both players are in great form.
Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in 3-sets.