Belinda Bencic is facing the greatest success of her career

Sebastian Rieder from Tokyo

Apparently inspired by the Olympic atmosphere, Belinda Bencic (24) has been flying from lap to lap since her arrival in Japan over a week ago – in singles and doubles. At the side of Viktorija Golubic (28) she enjoys the magical hours in the Ariaka Tennis Park in the harbor basin of Tokyo. “It’s an incredible trip we’re on,” said Bencic after the 6: 4, 6: 4 against Perez / Stosur from Australia.

She meets the double burden with a lightness that puts her athletic career in a new light. In singles and doubles, she has two chances of winning precious metal for the first time in her life. “I feel a lot of energy here. It tingles me every day, ”says Bencic and raves about the Olympic Village, where all the athletes give the Swiss team spirit its very own dynamic in their own way.
Bencic has been traveling the world on the WTA tour for eight years.