Last Updated on June 27, 2022
Swiss tennis player Belinda Bencic made her WTA Tour debut in 2012. Since then, she has won five trophies and moved up to No. 4 in the WTA rankings. She has also won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics and two doubles titles. Steady performance this year has added $938,383 in prize money to Bencic’s account.
|Net Worth||12 000 000$|
|Born||10 March 1997 Flawil, Switzerland|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Belinda Bencic Career
Belinda Bencic was born on March 10, 1997, in Flawil, Switzerland. Her parents were immigrants who left Czechoslovakia in 1968. The girl showed an early interest in sports and was already enrolled at the age of four at the tennis school of Melanie Molitor – the mother of Martina Hingis. Ten years later, the young athlete entered the prestigious Nick Bollettieri Academy, which gave rise to such masters as Boris Becker, Andre Agassi, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.
Belinda’s father Ivan, a former professional ice hockey player, was heavily involved in his daughter’s career. His friend Marcel Niederer, impressed by the girl’s success, began to invest in her career in the early noughties and is now the tennis player’s manager.
Bencic made her professional debut early on, reaching the finals at her first tournament. In the 2012 season, she participated in the Junior Grand Slam, where she performed well in doubles, making it to the Wimbledon finals. She ended her year with a winning streak, and the next year she had a breakthrough as she won the Junior Roland Garros, in the final of which she overtook Antonia Lottner by seven break points and one frame. She then went on to win Wimbledon, defeating Taylor Townsend of the United States in the final match.
Bencic first came to prominence at the WTA level as a qualifier in 2011 in Luxembourg. However, her path to the top 100 is not easy: only in the 2014 season she managed to cross the coveted mark thanks to excellent performances at Grand Slams and reaching the final of the tournament in Tianjin. The 2015 season brought the Swiss two WTA titles: the first was won on grass in Eastbourne and the second on hard court in Toronto.
After wrist surgery, Bencic was forced to take a break to rest and recover. However, already in the 2018 season, she regained her footing, making it to the finals of the competition in Luxembourg. The next year began more than well for Belinda: at the tournament in Dubai, she consistently defeated a number of prominent tennis players, starting with Arina Sobolenko and finishing with Petra Kvitova, taking the title.
In August she played well at the U.S. Open, losing only to eventual champion Bianca Andreescu in the semifinals. In the fall, Bencic won one more title in St. Petersburg.
The 2020 season was not very successful for the tennis player: Due to a forced hiatus in her schedule, she played mostly at exhibition tournaments and missed Roland Garros and the U.S. Open.
Belinda Bencic Endorsements
Bencic has a contract with tennis equipment manufacturer Yonex, as well as sportswear manufacturer Nike.
— Belinda Bencic (@BelindaBencic) February 8, 2021
Also among her sponsors are the Swiss jewelry brand Mood, the famous watch manufacturer Rolex, the health food manufacturer Roland, the financial solutions company Connerard, the home appliance manufacturer Miele.
Belinda Bencic Net Worth
During her professional career, Bencic earned $10,238,429 in prize money. We estimated her net worth at $12 000,000.