June 18, 2021

Belinda Bencic: I didn’t care at all that everyone forgot about me

Swiss tennis player Belinda Bencic shared her impressions of reaching the semifinals of the tournament in Dubai.

“I feel just fine. I’m glad that I am performing at such a high level again. I was sure that I would be able to return even after all the injuries I had suffered. However, this is a very long process. The level of competition in Tours is very high. You cannot reach the semi-finals or the finals immediately. It is simply impossible. However, I understood that I could walk this whole way, and now I am here.

I didn’t care at all that everyone had forgotten about me. I do not need to be constantly in the spotlight. Absolutely calm attitude to his presence, and to his absence. Honestly, I even liked to compete in ITF tournaments. There you feel completely free.

I needed to start from the bottom, but it was a good experience. If I immediately began to play at major competitions, I would face pressure. In smaller tournaments, no one expected anything from me, and I managed to quickly regain confidence in my abilities.

Personally, it seems to me that it is useful for everyone to go through such a period. Now in the Top 10 there are athletes who are experiencing certain problems, because for them it is all new, they do not understand how to cope with it. Without a doubt, they will figure it out, but now it’s hard. See, I’m only 21 years old, and I’m already so wise (laughs).

Today, the father on the court said a very good thing to me: “Do you even realize who you are playing against and in which tournament? Be more modest. This is really good advice,”- the WTA press service quoted Bencic as saying.

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