Belinda Bencic is a professional tennis player from Switzerland having achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 4. She has won 4 WTA titles from 13 finals she has contested in. She has amassed $8,786,551 in career prize money since turning Pro in 2012 at the age of 15.
The Olympic medals are the biggest titles of her career having won 4 titles prior to going to Tokyo. She won her first title at the 2015 Eastbourne International and later went on to win the 2015 Canadian Open two months later. She had to wait for 4 years before winning her next title as she won the 2019 Dubai Championships and then the 2021 Kremlin Cup her last WTA title.
Belinda became a household name all across the globe when the Swiss clinched the Gold Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Women’s Singles defeating Marketa Vondrousova to become the first Swiss woman to win the Gold in Singles. She also won the Silver medal with partner Viktorija Golubic in the Women’s Doubles to cap off a successful week at Olympics.
Who are Belinda Bencic’s parents?
Belinda was born on 10 March 1997 in Flawil, Switzerland to Dana and Ivan Bencic. She comes from a family of athletes as her father Ivan was a professional hockey player Swiss National League A and National League B before becoming an insurance broker. Her mother Dana was a high-level handball player.
Her father was also a recreational tennis player and introduced the game to Belinda at the age of 2 having been inspired by the then World No. 1 Martina Hingis and wished Belinda followed the footsteps of Martina. Ivan is still the coach of Belinda and quit his job as the insurance broker to be a full-time coach for his daughter.