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Tokyo Olympics: Belinda Benchich wins women’s singles gold in tennis, Swiss player creates history

Tokyo Olympics: Belinda Benchich wins women's singles gold in tennis, Swiss player creates history

This is the third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in Switzerland’s account. The European country has so far won 10 medals including 3 silver and 4 bronze and is in 13th place.

Belinda Benchich won the third gold of the Tokyo Olympics for Switzerland. (Photo: AFP)

The great tennis star Roger Federer may not have been able to take part in the Tokyo Olympics, but happiness has come from the tennis court in Switzerland. Swiss women’s tennis star Belinda Bencic has become the Olympic champion. Bencic won her first Olympic gold on Saturday, July 31, by defeating Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrusova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in the women’s singles final. Along with this, he also created history. She became the first female tennis player in the history of Switzerland to win an Olympic gold. The bronze medal of this event was won by Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

Twelfth seed Bencic won the first set of the final 7-5 after a tough fight. During this, both the players showed a tremendous game and did not give up easily. However, in the second set, the Czech made a great comeback and easily overtook Benchich 6-2. Benchich accounted for this in the third and final set and without much trouble won the gold medal by winning 6-3 to his name. This is the first major title of 24-year-old Benchich’s career.

Benchich has a chance to win another gold

Not only this, this is Switzerland’s third gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. The European country has so far won 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals and is at number 13 in the medal tally. Benchich also has a chance to win a second gold medal. She will enter the women’s doubles final with her Swiss partner Viktoria Golubich on Sunday 1 August. For the gold, she will compete with Barbora Krejcikova and Katarina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina won the bronze medal in women’s singles. World No. 6 tennis star Svitolina, 26, defeated Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 1-6, 7-6, 7-4 in the bronze medal match to win the bronze.

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