Tokyo Olympics: Belinda Bencic advances into the semifinals of tennis tournament

Belinda Bencic has advanced to the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics defeating Elena Rybakina.

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic has reached the semifinals stage of the tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympics. She beat the opponent from Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on progress to the gold-medal fixture.

12th-ranked Bencic also contended at the semifinals of the doubles event paired with Swiss partner Viktorija Golubic against the pair of Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani from Brazil.

Winning also the doubles competition would make Bencic the fifth player to advance to two finals of the same calendar year Olympics since 1988 when tennis was back at the Games and this would enlist her with the U.S. sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, Andy Murray and Nicolas Massu.

Swiss tennis has been doing fine yet in absence of tennis master Roger Federer. 20 times Grand Slam champion Federer had announced his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics a week before its commencement following discomfort. The swiss who underwent double knee surgeries previously experienced difficulty with his knee while he played at Wimbledon. He had also skipped from the Roland Garros tournament despite entering the last 16 after a tense four-set victory over Dominik Koepfer.

Bencic was left as the only player from Switzerland as the most accomplished player at the Tokyo Games in the absence of Federer.

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