Belinda Bencic reveals key to her first victory over Leylah Fernandez

World No 14 Belinda Bencic mentioned she discovered classes from her earlier defeat to Leylah Fernandez as she was glad that she was in a position to clinch her first victory over the Canadian. Within the Guadalajara first spherical, Bencic defeated Fernandez 7-5 6-7 (10) 6-3.

Beforehand, Fernandez defeated Bencic on the 2020 Billie Jean King Cup and this 12 months’s French Open, respectively. “I believe each match with Leylah will probably be, and is, very shut. She’s enjoying superb and it is robust to seek out the rhythm in opposition to her.

I am glad I discovered one thing from the final time I misplaced,” Bencic mentioned after the match, per the WTA web site.

Bencic overcame Fernandez in three units

Within the first set, Bencic was on the verge of dropping the opener however she someway saved three consecutive set factors within the tenth sport and managed to steal the opener.

After saving three set factors within the first set, Bencic blew 5 match factors within the second set as Fernandez managed to pressure a decider. Within the third set, Bencic broke Fernandez to finish a three-set win. “I felt like I had a very good sport plan however it was robust to execute it with the circumstances.

I am glad for the primary match that I am by means of. It does not must be fairly,” Bencic added. In the meantime, Bianca Andreescu was additionally glad together with her begin in Guadalajara. In her Guadalajara opener, Andreescu noticed off Jil Teichmann 6-2 6-4.

“I positively just like the ambiance right here. I believe the altitude helps me in a method, particularly once I’m hitting winners. I really feel prefer it simply drags [the ball] round, which I really like. I simply wished to return out, keep constructive and provides all the things I’ve.

I am very pleased with the consistency. Generally, I might’ve went for extra, however I selected to be slightly bit extra secure. I did not need to go for an excessive amount of, there is a good stability. I believe my serve went rather well at present, my return, and simply preventing till the tip, as nicely,” Andreescu mentioned after the match.

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