Tennis Player, Olympic Gold Medallist
Born on March 10, 1997, Swiss tennis prodigy, Belinda Bencic, at only 24 years of age, she is the female Swiss sensation behind her male counterpart of Roger Federer. Her first big breakthrough came at the 2014 US Open, where she became the youngest quarterfinalist since Martina Hingis in 1997. In 2015, Belinda captured her first two WTA titles including the WTA Masters event in Toronto, while upsetting world No. 1, Serena Williams in route to the title. In 2016, Belinda made her top 10 debut while still only 18 years old.
2019 was a standout year for Belinda as she reached a stunning Semi-final result at US Open, won two WTA tour titles, reached her career high ranking of No.4 and qualified into the prestigious WTA Finals with an impressive Semi-final result. July 2021, Belinda wrote her name in the history books after claiming both a Gold and Silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a monumental performance over the course of the week. By winning the singles Gold medal, Belinda became Switzerland’s first ever female singles player to win an Olympic Gold Medal. A day later, she claimed a Silver medal by finishing as runner-up with partner Victoria Golubic in the women’s doubles event.
Belinda is destined to be the future of the WTA Tour and the next tennis global superstar. Her sweet and humble personality makes her one to watch.