The new Swiss Miss in 2014 was a Sensation in New York. The largest Swiss felt ball promise since Martina Hingis, of the and their mother, Melanie, was formed. “Everything is possible”, said “Pretty Belinda”. Completely carefree just – 17 year blonde hair.

After the quarter-final in the US Open, she staged VIEW at the time as “Lady Liberty”. The photo montage with Belinda’s head on the statue of liberty should, as the Teenager can conquer from Flawil, Switzerland, free of pressure and expectations the USA. Then you went against Shuai Peng.

“Because of you, you lost!”, ranted father and Coach Ivan Bencic then in the interview room where he was watching at the time, what gave his daughter away from him. “Belinda reads, as you lift you high in the sky, the must to rise in the head!”

break from dad-Trainer

The light-heartedness was gone from that day. At the following Major tournament, they lost in round 1. To bitterly, and transferred them suffered injuries. The confidence in the body decreased, the Fitness to the left, which led during the development of a woman to weight problems and psychological wounds.

in Parallel, the complicated separation process from the dad-Trainer delivery. Ivan Bencic never belonged to the category of Horror-fathers like Capriati, Pierce, Cox, or Dokic, put what ambition about the happiness of the daughters. A break kept Belinda in 2017, however, necessary. Today, she stresses: “But as a father he was, like my mom, always there for me. What has been written by dispute and separation, we didn’t care. We always knew, as it really is.”

On the Tour, “pröbelte” with different Coaches. No one remained. More than a temp, last fall, jumped in again, Ivan Bencic. Soon Belinda came to the conclusion that “dad is the Best – nobody knows me as well as he.”

Since the Coup, as a child Prodigy Belinda three WTA titles, but never again in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam had reached the tournament. Until today. Belinda is now much more Mature, clearly.

The struggle against one’s own demons

Asks whether the emotional 22-Year-old on the pitch and relaxed. No one doubts that the world number 12, Seventh in the year-Ranking and thus the Best in the remaining of the US Open field, has the tools to win a major title. But only if you don’t lose in Wimbledon in whining, Swearing and cynical Gestures! There she was after the third round-Out against Alison Riske disappointed: “I had to get a handle on it. It annoys me couldn’t.”

The victory over the world number 1 Naomi Osaka was Belinda calm and focused. Now Donna Vekic (WTA 23) follows. Five years ago, she has won twice against the Croatian. The third duel at the last French Open Vekic won. But Bencic has her demons under control, you can grab free as Lady Liberty – to the sky. Everything is possible.

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