- Belinda Bencic (WTA 12) in the third round of the US Open.
- She defeated Italian Olympic Champion Martina Trevisan (WTA 106) 6:3, 6:1.
- For Jill Tishman (WTA 44), the last major championship of the year is over. Subject to Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28) 4:6, 1:6.
Belinda Bencic entered the third round of the US Open with an excellent performance. The Swiss dominated the match against Martina Trevisan at Louis Armstrong Arena for long periods and were never under pressure.
The Italian only managed to put an exclamation point in the middle of the first set when she was able to make up for the early break into the service for the Swiss with a break to 3:3. After that, only Bencic played. The 24-year-old played a total of 8 games in a row and won 5-0 in the second set.
Not only did Bencic play well on serve, but he also knew how to impress in defence. Trevisan had to fight for every point against the strong Olympic champion – and scattered one foul or another due to the constant pressure.
In the next round, Bencic will meet Japan’s Misaki Doi (WTA 97) or Jessica Pegula (WTA 25) of the United States. Bencic has fond memories of the leftist Pegula. On her way to her Olympic victory in Tokyo, she beat the 27-year-old in the first round.
Tishman moves on a bad day
At the other end of the emotional spectrum is Jill Tishman. The Zeeland women did not have their best day against Estonian Annette Kontaveit. This was especially noticeable in the second round. Tishman made a lot of mistakes, especially with her forehands, and made it too easy for her opponent.
Tishman maintained a good performance in the first set. She only had to concede the decisive break to Kontaveit at the end, when she delivered a very poor serving game from an Estonian point of view with a score of 5:4.
‘Swiss horror’ infection
By defeating Tishmann, Kontaveit cemented her status as a “Swiss scare”. The 25-year-old is 9-0 against Belinda Bencic, Victoria Golubec and Tishman, and has already defeated Golubec 6 times.
For Tichmann, the US Open turn around was still successful. Prior to that, she had not made it to the second round of the Grand Slam tournament.