Belinda Bencic hovers in the absolute Tennis-High. Only the semi-final of the US Open. The qualification for the WTA Finals and on Sunday celebrates the tournament victory in Moscow, the fourth of her career and second of the season. Next week in Shenzhen, you can gild your strongest season yet.

180’520 US dollars she receives for the tournament victory in Moscow. Peanuts. For the Finals in China waving with a record-breaking prize money in Tennis.

each first-round victory is 305’000 Dollar value. A player should come unbeaten through the preliminary round and then in semi-final and Final to prevail, it comes to a Total of 4’725’000 US-dollars!

Two million more than the men!

such A sum it was to get in Tennis, never – whether in women or men. For comparison: At the ATP Finals of the men’s to win a maximum of 2.7 million. And to win the greatest Tennis Jackpot was at the US Open, with 3.85 million.

The Finals have been reined in this season of Singapore to Shenzhen with a contract over 10 years. And the Chinese have the Total price doubled money in short-hand from 7 to 14 million.

Bencic has a realistic chance of

That Bencic of the season wins the Final tournament of the best 8 players, is not unrealistic. Because under the best of the 22-Year-old feels most comfortable.

15 Matches against Top 10 players has played Bencic, in this season. 9 Times you left the place as the winner. Of the seven possible opponents in the Finals, she has defeated all five at least once this season (see Box).

Because Bencic don’t care who is on the other side of the net. “I have improved my game, if I had to. I’m focused on myself, which is easier said than done,” she says in Moscow.

Bencic occurs on the height of the eyes in the circle of the Best and is where it for years. Thanks to the Moscow-Triumph you achieved the best Ranking of her career, and the world is starting on Monday again number 7. As it was already in February 2016 once before what felt like an eternity. After that the injury followed, worries and the associated crash in the world rankings.

“This victory in Moscow is the cherry on top”

now, However, Bencic will be back, stronger than at that time. Your game is aggressive and rich in variety, but also powerful. But mentally, it has made a big step that has your nerves mostly under control.

So on Sunday. Against the Russian Anastasia Pawljutschenkowa you slept through the Start completely, then collects, but thanks to the good talk of your friend and fitness coach Martin Hromkovic and turns. At the end she sweeps the local 3:6, 6:1, 6:1 way falls your loved one to the thanks to the neck.

“This victory in Moscow is the cherry on top of it,” said Bencic. But if you think back to the “incredible week” in Moscow, is of course the qualification for the Finals in the foreground. “This means the world to me. It was a big goal for this season. To make it at the last Minute, just makes it even more emotional.”

Bencics career record against the opponent inside

Ashleigh Barty (WTA 1)
Karolina Pliskova (WTA 2) 1:0
Naomi Osaka (WTA 3) 3:1
Bianca Andreescu (WTA 4) 0:1
Simona Halep (WTA 5) 2:2
Petra Kvitova (WTA 6) 1:4
Elina Svitolina (WTA 8) 2:1