Juni Belinda Bencic startet erfolgreich in die kurze Rasen-Saison. Die Ostschweizerin schlägt in der 1. Runde des WTA-Turniers in. 2. Aug. Eigentlich hätte die Japanerin Nao Hibino (WTA ) Belinda Bencic das Viertelfinale in Washington streitig machen sollen. Doch dazu kommt. 2. Aug. Am WTA-Hartplatzturnier in Washington erreicht die als Nummer 6 gesetzte Belinda Bencic kampflos die Viertelfinals.
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Bencic was sunk by her 23 unforced errors against just 15 winners in the first set, crucial to prevent her from clinching her third Top 20 win of also No.
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Belinda Bencic gears up for Angelique Kerber. To watch live streaming, visit wimbledon. Her first tournament was a Grade 1 tournament in Italy, a warm-up for the French Open.
Playing her first junior tournament of the year, she breezed to the singles title as the top seed with the loss of only one set and reached the semifinals in doubles alongside Viktoriya Lushkova.
The following week, she played a Grade A tournament, also in Italy, and showed no signs of deteriorating form while winning the title with the loss of just one set.
This boosted her junior ranking to a career high of world No. Bencic was seeded second in girls singles at the French Open. In the first two rounds, she defeated Alice Matteucci and Fiona Ferro without losing a set, but was pushed to three-set matches by Beatriz Haddad Maia , Taylor Townsend, and Louisa Chirico en route to her first junior singles final at a Grand Slam tournament.
She was the first Swiss girl to win this tournament since Martina Hingis in She then went on to capture the Wimbledon junior singles title, defeating Townsend in the final.
Bencic next appeared in competition at the Swedish Open on the WTA Tour , where she was awarded a main-draw wildcard entry before losing to Anna Tatishvili in the first round.
At the US Open , Bencic reached the quarterfinals in girls' singles , where she lost to Antonia Lottner in straight sets.
In girls doubles , she teamed with Sara Sorribes Tormo. In doubles, she and partner Sofia Shapatava lost in the quarterfinals. The following week in Hamamatsu , Bencic was seeded 4th.
She advanced to the semifinals without the loss of a set, where she was defeated by Eri Hozumi. In doubles, she and Shapatava advanced to the final, where the unseeded duo lost to the 2nd seeds Shuko Aoyama and Junri Namigata in straight sets.
She reached the semifinals in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles. Her performance improved her singles ranking to a new high of world No.
Bencic started her season in Hobart, Australia with a three-set loss during an exhibition match against fellow Swiss and former world No.
She next headed to Melbourne for the Australian Open , making it through three rounds of qualifying to earn her first main draw appearance at a Grand Slam tournament, defeating top seed in qualifying and world No.
Her opponent in the first round was veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm , making this a meeting between the oldest and second-youngest players in the main draw.
In spite of the outcome, reaching the second round at her first Grand Slam tournament caused her ranking on 27 January to crack the top for the first time, at world No.
Following Australia, Bencic played in the qualifying for the Pattaya Open , defeating 3rd seed Zarina Diyas in the first round  but losing to fifth seed Alla Kudryavtseva in the final qualifying round.
The appearance at Indian Wells, however, helped Bencic continue her rise up the rankings, as she reached a career-high world No.
At the Family Circle Cup , Bencic made it through the two qualifying rounds to earn a place in the main draw.
In the first round, she upset 10th-seeded Maria Kirilenko , who she said she admired, "when I was younger, I had a poster on my wall of her, so it is very nice to win against her".
Bencic then achieved the biggest win of her career by defeating Sara Errani , the third seed and French Open finalist, on the green clay of Charleston.
Her long run in the tournament causes her ranking to crack the top for the first time,  at world No. Later in April, Bencic played for Switzerland in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off , helping them to a 4—1 win over Brazil by winning one of her two singles rubbers and the dead doubles rubber with Viktorija Golubic.
The next week, she once again qualified for the main draw at the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome. In the opening round, she racked up another win over a top player, Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
In the second round, she lost to 12th seed Flavia Pennetta in three sets. At the Nürnberger Versicherungscup , Bencic lost in the first round in straight sets to Mona Barthel.
She won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, but lost to British wildcard Johanna Konta in the first round.
She then received a wildcard for the Premier-5 tournament in Cincinnati , but once again lost her opening match, this time to Karin Knapp , also in straight sets.
In the third and fourth rounds, respectively, Bencic recorded the first top wins of her career,  defeating world No. Her run was ended by unseeded Peng Shuai of China; but because she reached the quarterfinals, Bencic entered the world top 40 for the first time.
She also played doubles with Hingis at the event, but the pair lost in the quarterfinals to Cara Black and Sania Mirza. In her last tournament of , Bencic reached her first WTA Tour final in Tianjin , where she lost in straight sets to fellow first-time finalist Alison Riske.
On 17 November , Bencic was named the WTA's Newcomer of the Year, receiving 56 out of a possible 58 media votes as well as 46 percent of the public fan vote.
She ended the year ranked world No. Bencic started her campaign in poor form, winning only three games each in first-round losses to Daria Gavrilova in Sydney and Julia Görges at the Australian Open.
In Miami, she lost to Sloane Stephens in straight sets. In the clay-court season, Bencic played six tournaments, but won just three matches.
Three of her losses came against qualifiers. Bencic's grass-court season began at the Topshelf Open in the Netherlands, where she reached her second final.
In the final, Bencic lost in straight sets to Camila Giorgi. Bencic was seeded 30th at Wimbledon. She reached the fourth round for the first time, before losing to former world No.
At the Citi Open , Bencic lost a second-round match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova but recovered to win the doubles crown with Kristina Mladenovic without dropping a set the whole tournament.
She then upset world No. Bencic came from 5—5 and 0—40 down in the second set and failed to serve out the match twice in the third set, despite being two points away from the win multiple times.
She eventually beat Williams to advance to her first Premier-5 final. She then beat Simona Halep in three sets when Halep retired down 0—3 in the third set to win the biggest title of her career.
Bencic competed at the US Open as the 12th seed. She easily beat Sesil Karatancheva in the first round, but survived a tough three setter against Misaki Doi in the second round, coming from a set and three match points down at 5—6 in the second set to advance to the third round where she lost to Venus Williams in straight sets, despite being up a break in the second set.
She began her run with a double bagel win over Xu Yifan. She beat the top-seed Caroline Wozniacki for the fourth straight time in straight sets to advance to her fourth final of the year.
Bencic next played at the Wuhan Open. She then played at the China Open in Beijing. Bencic ended the year ranked world No. Bencic began her season at the Brisbane International.
She easily beat Sara Errani before being upset in the second round by American qualifier Samantha Crawford in straight sets.
Bencic next played at the Apia International Sydney. In the semifinals, she retired with an illness against Monica Puig after failing to win a single game in the first set.
Bencic was seeded twelfth at the Australian Open. In the fourth round, she lost to Maria Sharapova in straight sets.
Bencic was the top seed at the St. Because of her performance in St. Petersburg, Bencic ensured a place in the top 10 of the WTA rankings for the first time.
Bencic played her only clay court tournament at the Charleston Open. She was seeded second, but lost in the second round to qualifier Elena Vesnina in straight sets.
Injuries kept her from playing the French Open and other clay tournaments. She returned for the grass-court season at the Ricoh Open.
Bencic entered the tournament as the No. She overcame two three set matches in the first and second rounds. She followed this with a straight sets win over fellow Swiss player Viktorija Golubic in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, she lost to her good friend Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. Injury plagued her once again during the Aegon Classic when she was forced to retire in the first round because of a thigh strain.
Bencic lost to Elena Vesnina for the second time this year in the second round of the Aegon International.
At Wimbledon , Bencic beat grass specialist Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round. However, she was forced to retire during her second round match with qualifier Julia Boserup.